Slip and fall accidents are one of the top causes of serious injuries in the United States, impacting millions of lives every year. Many slips and fall accidents happen in a public area. If you have suffered an injury in a slip and fall accident in a store, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. It is vital to do the right things following a slip and fall accident to protect your rights.
Below are a few simple tips you can do following a slip and fall accident in a store:
Seek medical care: The effects of some injuries are sometimes not evident until a much later time. It is therefore imperative to see a doctor immediately, even if you feel it isn’t necessary. Medical reports are very helpful in proving the authenticity of the slip and fall accident and that an injury resulted from the accident.
Examine the area: Carefully look around the area where the incident took place and document what you see. Inspect for things that may have caused the accident such as spills, poor lighting or uneven flooring.
Document the accident: Document everything while the memory is still fresh in your mind. Get the names and contact information of everyone who was there when the accident occurred, so you have a record of anything that may have contributed to the accident.
File a report: If the slip and fall took place in a store, follow their procedure for reporting the incident. Do not negotiate with them or attempt a resolution without the help of a lawyer.
Hire an attorney: Make sure you find an injury attorney to represent you as soon as possible. An attorney will help you meet all applicable deadlines and statutes of limitations. Your attorney understands the complexities of personal injury and premises liability cases. They will help you receive the compensation you deserve.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident and need legal assistance, contact Ganim Injury Lawyers. Our personal injury attorneys have been protecting the rights of slip and fall accident victims for over 30 years and we can help you too. Call 203-445-6542 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.