4 Steps to Take Immediately Following a Slip and Fall Accident
A slip and fall accident can occur anywhere, especially when weather conditions are unfavorable or floors are left wet. When slip and fall accidents happen because of a landlord or property manager’s negligence, victims are eligible to build a legal case under premises liability law. If you have recently fallen on someone else’s property because of poorly maintained walkways or other hazards, it is critical to take these steps immediately following your accident.
- Seek out medical care: After slipping, tripping, or falling, it is vital to seek out the proper medical care for your injuries. The records from your medical care will be important evidence when it comes to seeking out compensation for your injuries.
- Report the accident: Regardless of where your slip and fall accident occurs-at a friend’s apartment or in a store-you need to report the incident to a manager or landlord. Ask them to create a written report including all the details from the accident, and request a copy for your own records.
- Document everything from the accident: To pursue a legal claim, it is important to have as much as evidence as you can to back your case. After the accident, take pictures of the hazard that caused your fall and its exact location, obtain the name and contact information of any witnesses, write down the time and date of the fall, and record any details that led up to the incident.
- Hire a personal injury attorney: Your best chance at pursuing legal action for a slip and fall accident is with a savvy personal injury attorney by your side. These types of claims are often complex and hard to prove in court, but with an experienced law firm at your disposal, you have the resources to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Have you recently had a slip and fall accident due to someone else’s carelessness? Contact us at Overman and Overman Law, to schedule a consultation with one of our compassionate and experienced personal injury attorneys.