What to Do After a Slip & Fall Accident
Slip and fall accident injury cases can be complicated and require a lot of information to help determine who is at fault and whether a case will be valuable to the injured party. On the rare occasions that we slip and fall and injure ourselves, it can be difficult to think of what to do immediately after the fall.
If you find yourself a victim of a slip and fall accident, it is important to take the following immediate steps to ensure you have the necessary information to help establish your case.
Steps Immediately After a Slip & Fall
After a fall, it might take you some time to regain your bearings. Once you recoup from the shock, identify if you have been hurt. Take whatever time is necessary to check yourself for injuries or pain. If you are unable to get off the floor or if any movement feels excruciatingly painful, seek help of a bystander and do not attempt to get up or start walking away from the accident unless you would be in more danger if you were to stay in place. If you need more serious medical attention, you or a bystander should call for help or dial 911.
Once you are ok to do so, you look around carefully to figure out what led to the accident. You should document everything about the episode, such what caused the slip and fall. Be sure to collect as many details as possible. Before the conditions change – such as an employee moping a spill—take pictures of the location. Also look to see if there is a security camera in the area that might show what happened in the incident. In addition, identify potential witnesses and get their contact information in writing.
Once you have inspected the scene and documented what happened, report the incident to the property owners. Limit your communication with them and do not accept blame or assert that it is their fault. Both personal and commercial property owners have the responsibility to maintain a safe environment. But if you are injured due to the property owner’s fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Seek the advice of an experienced slip and fall accident lawyer to help determine who is at fault and help assess the potential value of your slip and fall case.
Call a Lawyer
The lawyers at Queen Yasmine Personal Injury Law can help you or a loved one navigate the intricacies of a slip and fall accident claim. In addition to helping with determining fault, they can evaluate your case to determine the best possible strategy to maximize compensation for your injuries.
Contact an experienced slip and fall lawyer at Queen Yasmine Personal Injury Law. Our legal team will investigate the circumstances and determine the best strategy for your slip and fall case. We fight aggressively and passionately to help ensure the best results for you and your family. Attorney Yasmine Djawadian has recovered over $45 million for injured clients and is available 24/7 to recover on your behalf, as well. You won’t face any legal fees unless you win your case, so go ahead and call our firm today or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.