The responsibility is on the injured victim to prove that the party at fault for snow and ice removal where you fell failed to remove the snow, ice, or both, which led to the cause of your injury. Many businesses and stores have a duty to keep their premises safe for customers. You may be able to receive compensation for medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering if you have been injured in a slip and fall. Premises liability claims are time-sensitive, so you may want to contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal options. Don't discuss your claim, sign any releases, or make any written or recorded statements (other than the initial report at the store) until you've done so.
Steps Following a Slip & Fall:
- Seek medical attention if hurt or injured
- Inform medical professionals of all pains and/or injuries
- Take pictures of scene, including any dangerous objects or obstructions that played a role in the accident
- Save receipt if you purchased items
- Collect contact information from eyewitnesses
- Create an official report of the accident with store manager
- Contact attorney
*Please seek medical attention if you or someone you know has been injured due to someone else’s negligence. Keep all bills and records from your medical treatment, as they may be necessary if you decide to file a claim.
If you or a loved one have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve an attorney that will fight to get you the compensation you deserve to cover your medical bills, pain, financial loss, and other damages. You may only need an attorney once in your life, and if you do, we are here, right here, fighting for you. Call Castle Law Office at 816-842-7100 or you can click here to email us.