Do You Know What to Do
After a Slip and Fall Accident?
SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION
RETAIN ALL RECEIPTS
A slip and fall accident occurs when a person is injured in a fall after slipping or tripping due to dangerous conditions. It could be a pothole or other defect in the pavement, a slippery substance on a store floor, or loose carpeting in an office building. Slip and fall victims can often pursue property owners for their injuries. In order to be successful, you first must be able to show that your fall was caused by a dangerous condition. The second — and more difficult — element you must prove is that the property owner knew, or should have known, about the condition and taken steps to remedy it within a reasonable time. You may also have to prove you were using due care, i.e. paying attention to where you were going, when the fall occurred. To help prove liability in a Fort Myers slip and fall case, it is important to take prompt action. Below are some helpful tips for what to do first.
If you have suffered serious injuries, it is imperative to call an ambulance or seek treatment in the emergency room. This not only ensures the best chance of recovery but will also serve to document the injuries you suffered.
Make sure to keep any documents that will show the time and date of your fall.
You know who to call if you are ever involved in a slip and fall accident.
RECORD THE NAMES AND PHONE NUMBERS OF WITNESSES
Be sure to write down the names, phone numbers, and addresses of anyone who witnesses your fall. If the fall occurred at a business, this includes employees who witnessed the fall or any managers or supervisors who spoke with you after the fall. TAKE PICTURES OF THE DEFECT OR CONDITION THAT CAUSED THE FALL If your cell phone takes pictures, be sure to immediately take pictures of what caused your fall. If you don’t have a camera readily available, be sure to make a written description of the defect.
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