According to the author of the book Stop the Slip, Thom Disch, almost 70% of fall injuries happened to people 65 and under. Disch emphasized, “The prevalent notion is that falls are a problem for the elderly, yet we all fall, and injuries caused by those falls cross all age groups.”
Slip and fall is one of the personal injury cases. If one is injured due to the negligence of a homeowner, landlord, or a property owner, you may file a personal injury claim.
These are a few things you may do after a slip and fall incident;
Seek medical attention. It is important to have a doctor check you after a slip and fall accident. It’s a protocol since we may not know how serious an injury unless a doctor says so.
Gather evidence: This is why taking pictures of the said accident is important as it may be used as solid evidence. You also need to get information from the parties involved such as the property owner.
Report the accident: You must report the accident to the property owner or manager. They may be required to fill out an incident report and may have a procedure in place for handling slip and fall accidents.
Keep track of your expenses: Save all receipts and bills related to your injury, including medical expenses, transportation costs, and lost wages.
Contact an attorney: A personal injury attorney can advise you on your legal rights and can help you navigate the process of filing a claim or lawsuit to seek compensation for your injuries and other damages. Do not also make any recorded statement before consulting with your attorney.
It is best to contact your personal injury attorney as soon as possible as he/she may help you along the way. Darfoor Law Firm is here to guide you and assist you with your case.
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