What to Do After a Slip and Fall Injury Accident
If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident, then there are a few steps that you should follow:
Step 1: Get help
Alert nearby staff and/or people that you have fallen and injured yourself. Ask someone to call an ambulance so that medical professionals can tend to you.
Step 2: Take note of the current environment
Make sure you are aware of the details of your surrounding. Was the floor wet? If so, was there a safety sign? Did you fall due to a handrail giving way? Were there loose floorboards or clutter on the floor?
Step 3: Report the accident
The accident needs to be reported to the property owner as well as the tenant of the property. Even if it was a minor trip and fall, document the date, time, and people who were on duty when you fell.
Step 4: Document everything
Document the time you missed from work due to having to go to the hospital, any tests that you had to undergo, all your injuries, the names and numbers of the people who helped you, and be sure to keep photographs of your injuries.
Step 5: Decline to give statements
It is not always in your best interest to deal directly with the property owners yourself. You do not have to place blame or accept any type of apology – contact your slip and fall lawyers first.
Step 6: Get in touch with a Personal Injury Lawyer
It is important to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer who specializes in slip and fall accidents. Proving that your injuries are the result of someone else’s negligence is not always easy – you will need an experienced legal professional guiding you through the process. The lawyer can also pursue your claim and keep you updated on the progress of your claim.