Slip-and-fall accidents can happen at any time when you are out in public. From the supermarket to sidewalk in front of the house down the street, you are at risk of slipping and falling and seriously injuring yourself.
Some people think slip and fall accidents are frivolous. They do not realize these types of accidents are a major cause of serious injuries and even fatalities.
If you ever find yourself hurt after you have slipped or tripped in a public area, there are four important things you should do to help protect yourself.
Seek medical help immediately.
First and foremost, it is crucial that you get help for your injuries. When you talk to the doctor, explain exactly how the incident happened. This will help your doctor document all of your wounds from the accident itself, which can help you in your case against the negligent property owners later on.
Report the accident.
You do not want anyone else to experience the same injuries you did as a result of a poorly marked hazard. Therefore, it is important that you report the dangerous area to the property manager immediately. This will also give you the documentation you need to show that the management staff on duty knew about the accident — a detail that can be vital to your case.
Gather evidence around the hazard that caused your fall.
If you are unable to gather your own evidence, it is important to have a family member or someone you trust go to the site of the accident and take pictures. This way, you will have documentation of the exact hazard that caused your fall.
Contact Castle Law Office.
Slip-and-fall cases can be complicated and without the help of an experienced attorney, you may put your settlement at risk. Contact us right away so that you can recover from your injuries while we work to help resolve your case.
Call us today at 816-842-7100 to speak with an attorney that will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Or you can click here to email us and schedule your free consultation.