Whether it’s a large company or a smaller independent shop, all businesses are responsible for ensuring their customers are safe. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident at a store, it’s important that you take a few crucial actions.
- Seek Medical Treatment
Following a slip and fall accident, your health should be the number-one priority. Even if you don’t feel hurt, you should be checked out by a medical professional. Sometimes injuries don’t begin to exhibit symptoms until hours or days after the incident.
- Report the Incident
Even if you fall on the sidewalk outside of the store, you should report the incident to someone who works at the business. Remember to write down all details or ask for a written report from the manager.
- Gather Details
If there were any witnesses to the accident, make sure you collect their:
- phone numbers;
- email addresses; and
- account of the accident.
Any statements collected could help prove your case if you decide to initiate a legal claim. It is also a good idea to take pictures of the location where you fell. Make sure you have photographic evidence of icy stairs, wet floors, or any other condition that led to the fall. In addition, you should ask for a copy of any surveillance footage.
- Don’t Talk About the Incident
When you speak with the employee or manager of the business, don’t get into details about what occurred. Keep everything as professional as possible, and don’t place blame on yourself or anyone else. Anything you say could be used against you in a court or during an insurance claim deliberation.
- Contact a Premises Liability Attorney
Since many slip and fall claims can be complex and difficult to validate, you should seek the help of a premises liability attorney. Lawyers with experience in this area have the resources necessary to fight for the best outcome possible.
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