When you are injured in a slip and fall injury, it’s crucial to take the right actions immediately after the accident. This will ensure you document the incident and your injuries so you can get the compensation you are owed. As soon as possible, you should confer with an experienced slip and fall injury attorney to ensure you are protected throughout the claims process.
Take a look at the steps you should take after suffering a slip and fall injury.
File a Report on Your Slip and Fall Injury
Following your accident, you need to immediately report the fall to the property owner or manager. If you are seriously injured in the fall, have someone you are with report the incident. When you report it, you might be asked to fill out an incident report. Make sure you get a copy for your records. Your injury attorney will need to see the document when filing your claim.
Take Photos of the Scene
Before leaving the property, make sure you take numerous photos of the scene of your fall. Take photos from every angle. If there was a condition that led to your fall – like water – make sure to get a photo of that as well. You should also check to see if any security cameras could have captured your fall.
Get Information from Witnesses
If anyone witnessed your fall, make sure to get their names and contact information. Your lawyer will want to talk to them later to get their statements. Having a witness corroborate how the accident occurred is very helpful in supporting your claims and your case for damages suffered.
Get Medical Attention for your slip and fall injury
If you’re injured in a slip and fall accident, you need to get medical attention. Even if you don’t think the injuries are serious, you should still be seen. It’s important to document all injuries sustained in an accident when you make a claim. It’s also possible that your slip and fall injuries will get worse over time, so it’s essential to have an initial medical report of the issue.
Limit Who You Talk To
After the accident, it’s important to be very careful with what you say and to whom. If you are talking to anyone at the property, refrain from giving too much information about the incident. You want to avoid putting any blame on yourself, or using words like “I’m fine.” These can be used against you later.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
You need to immediately hire a personal injury lawyer to represent your slip and fall case and file a claim. Your attorney will guide you through the process and will make sure you take the correct steps. He or she will also help you determine what compensation you can seek. You need to focus on healing from your injuries and let our legal team focus on recovering the compensation you deserve for your damages suffered.
We Can Help
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you need help from top-rated, hard-working representation. At Shapiro|Delgado, our attorneys put their injury law experience to work for you. And we handle cases on a contingency basis, which means we don’t get paid unless you do.
We represent clients throughout Florida, including Sarasota, Bradenton, Tampa, Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, and surrounding communities. As a client, you are not merely a case, you have a story, and your story matters. We hear you, we understand, and we stand ready to help get you justice.
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