Many people suffer a slip and fall accident at some point. Even worse, the accident is likely not their fault. A slip and fall can happen to anyone and at any time. Immediately following such an accident, it’s crucial to know what steps may be taken. If the situation is not your fault, by law, you have rights.
Your actions immediately following a slip and fall accident, at the scene and shortly after, may have a significant impact on your insurance claim or subsequent lawsuit. The following checklist will help you:
- Medical Attention – Most slip and fall accidents are minor. However, broken bones, head trauma, and internal injuries are not out of the realm of possibility. It is crucial to seek medical treatment shortly after the accident, first, to ensure you’re healthy, and second, for documentation purposes.
- Inspection – If given the opportunity, inspect the area. Look for potential causes of the accident, including snow, ice, loose carpeting, or uneven concrete. Write down your version of the incident and take pictures wherever possible.
- Witnesses – If anyone witnessed the accident, write down names, addresses, and phone numbers.
Hire an Attorney
After adhering to the above checklist, consider seeking an attorney. If your injuries are serious or you are concerned you may worsen, speak with an experienced slip and fall attorney before anyone else. An experienced attorney understands best how to handle insurance adjusters and lawyers and offers the best opportunity to receive the money you rightly deserve.
If you have endured a slip and fall accident, contact Joe Knows Law by calling (972) 562-9700. Our attorneys are experienced in slip and fall cases and will fight for your rights and proper compensation!