Slip and Fall Accident: What Essential Steps to Take?

A slip-and-fall accident may cause catastrophic and life-changing injuries. You may be eligible for compensation for your injuries if you slip and fall on someone else’s property due to carelessness. Your early words and actions after the fall may influence whatever claim you pursue. Therefore you must do the right thing.

Create a Report

You or someone accompanying you should immediately notify the property owner or management of your fall. An incident report will likely be prepared if it is a company. You should, without a doubt, seek a copy of the report. Ensure that the incident details are included in the report. Maintain your calm and minimize your interactions with the property owner or management. You don’t want to say anything that may be used against you later.

Take Photographs of the Scene

Take a lot of pictures of the area where you fell. Photos of the dangerous situation that prompted your call might be helpful proof. If you leave the site before taking images, the property owner will likely remedy the situation. Therefore take photos as soon as possible.

Locate Eyewitnesses

Check to discover whether anybody else saw your fall or the unsafe situation. Get these witnesses’ names and contact information since their testimonies may be useful later.

Keep Records

Keep the clothes and shoes you were wearing at the time of the occurrence. Take a photo of yourself wearing what you were wearing at the time. You should check to see if any nearby security cameras have captured your fall.

Seek Medical Assistance

You should quickly seek medical attention if you have been gravely hurt. You should always seek medical attention even if you don’t believe you have significant injuries. Some slip and fall injuries worsen or evolve into difficulties over time. If you wish to file a claim, you must ensure that any injuries you have are adequately recorded.

Avoid Using Social Media

Resist the impulse to post details about your fall and injuries on social media. Any remarks you make regarding the event might later be used against you.

Consult a Personal Injury Lawyer

Contacting an expert personal injury attorney as soon as possible following a slip and fall accident is one of the most critical things you can do. An attorney can advise you on the best course of action to pursue, investigate the accident, preserve evidence, and bargain on your side. Horton Law has years of expertise representing the injured. To schedule your free consultation, please contact us online or call us at 888-822-6011 now.