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Involved In a Slip and Fall? Take These Six Steps

Involved In a Slip and Fall? Take These Six Steps

No one expects to be involved in a slip and fall accident. It can be a jarring and scary experience for everyone involved, especially if it results in an injury. If this kind of accident has happened to you, don’t get embarrassed. Instead, get compensated.

Here are a few measures you can take to get the support and compensation you may be entitled to after an unexpected slip and fall.

What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident

  1. Take note of your surroundings.

    After taking a moment to get your bearings, take in your surroundings. Understand how you fell in the first place and make sure you are not in a situation where you could be hurt again. The last thing you want to do is spring back up and make your injury worse.

  2. Take photographic evidence. 

    After a slip and fall, employees and business owners may want to clean up the accident area as soon as possible. Before they do, take pictures of the problem area for evidence in your case.

  3. Exchange contact information with everyone involved.

    Get personal information from anyone around who has seen the accident happen. Takedown employee and witness names, phone numbers, and addresses.

  4. Inform the property owner.

    Tell the owner where and how you feel, and if you are injured. Businesses will often need to report the incident. Be aware that if the owner asks you to sign any paperwork, they may have written it to act in their favor. Before signing anything, consult with a personal injury attorney.

  5. Go see a doctor.

    If you’ve been seriously injured or are in pain, go see a doctor immediately. Be sure to gather all supporting medical documentation regarding your slip and fall injury.

  6. Hire a personal injury attorney.

    A personal injury attorney will know the ins and outs of slip and fall accidents including compiling documentation and medical evidence and negotiating with insurance companies to reach an agreeable and rewarding settlement.

Experienced Slip and Fall Personal Injury Attorneys

The personal injury attorneys at Lanzotti & Rau regularly and successfully argue slip and fall cases. Our team is experienced in handling every detail surrounding slip and fall accidents, so you can rest easy knowing your case is in good hands and on sturdy ground.

If you want to learn more about our premises liability legal services or how we handle our personal injury cases, call us today at 573-335-9300 to schedule a free case evaluation.