Many of us have seen it and some of us have experienced it, but only a few know what to do when they have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident.
If you find yourself a victim of a slip-and-fall, you may be entitled to compensation, but before rushing to seek legal advice, you should immediately be evaluated by a medical professional to determine the specifics of any injuries and to rule out any unknown injuries. Additionally, getting assessed at once will help validate your claim should you choose to take legal action. If you opt to forgo a medical assessment, it could work against you, as you may be questioned about why you are pursuing a personal injury claim if your injuries were not serious enough to be checked by a doctor.Law Offices of Charney & Roberts LLC will help you on slip and fall cases.
You should also complete an accident report at the time and location of the fall. In doing so, be sure to include details such as what led up to the fall, names and contact information of anyone who observed the fall, what you were doing immediately before you fell, any noticeable injuries and other details you believe should be documented. Make sure you maintain a copy of the report, as it will likely be difficult to obtain one later. If you are unable to complete an accident report on site, jot down all of the particulars as soon as you are able. This information may prove to be useful in any legal action related to the incident.