Suffering a slip and fall injury is never fun. If you slip and fall as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Here are the steps you should take after a slip and fall on someone else’s property.
Call Medical Help
The first thing to do is take care of yourself. Get medical help so that you can be checked for any broken or sprained bones or other injuries. Having a medical assessment will also give you the opportunity to get documentation about the nature of your injuries.
Document the Evidence
Before leaving the scene, make sure to document the evidence. Take notes of your account. Take pictures of the area and of the things that caused your fall (for example, an icy stairway). This way, the property owner won’t be able to hide the evidence after you leave.
Were there any people who witnessed what happened? Get their names and contact details so you can get in touch with them and collaborate your account. Witnesses are important when the property owner is denying your story.
Keep Your Mouth Shut
Don’t make any statements to the property owner or their lawyers that can be used against you to minimize your compensation. Don’t talk to the insurance agency before you talk to a lawyer. It’s best not to post about your case on social media either.
Get Legal Help
Finally, it’s time to contact an attorney. An experienced lawyer will be able to get your case through all the necessary channels. This way, you will get all the compensation that you deserve.
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