How to handle a slip and fall case?

If you slipped, fell, and got hurt, you may have a lot of questions about what to do next.

Slip and fall accidents are, as you can imagine, where a person is injured by slipping, tripping, or falling due to a dangerous condition—be it uneven flooring, a spill, a foreign object in the walkway, etc.  In order to determine whether a third party can be held liable for the fall, it needs to be proven that there was something negligent on their part that caused the fall.

So what should you do if you fall? First, call the police and paramedics if necessary. Gather all the evidence you can, including names and contact information for any witnesses. Use a camera or your phone to take photos of the scene and where you fell, especially the dangerous condition that caused the fall (for example, a wet floor with no “wet floor” signs. If you can’t take pictures, take detailed notes.

Report the fall to the management or owner of the premises, then seek medical attention. Contact an experienced slip and fall attorney next, as they will be able to guide you through the process of seeking compensation for your fall.

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