WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I SUFFER A SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT?
If you suffer a slip and fall accident, it is important to take the following steps:
Seek medical attention: If you are injured, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you don’t feel like you are injured, it is still a good idea to get checked out by a healthcare professional to make sure there are no hidden injuries.
Report the accident: Report the accident to the property owner or manager as soon as possible. This could be the owner of a store or the manager of an apartment complex, for example. Ask them to make a written report of the incident and make sure you get a copy.
Document the scene: Take photos or video of the area where the accident occurred. If there were any witnesses, get their contact information as well.
Document visible injuries: Take photos or video of any visible injuries to your person.
Keep records: Keep records of any medical bills, missed work, or other expenses related to the accident. This will help you when filing a claim.
Contact an attorney: Contact an attorney who specializes in slip and fall cases. They can help you determine if you have a case and guide you through the legal process.
It’s important to act quickly after a slip and fall accident, as evidence can be lost or destroyed over time. By taking these steps, you can protect your rights and increase your chances of receiving compensation for your injuries. Call our office at (305)661-7000 for more information.