At some point, most people suffer from a fall, trip, or slip. When this happens, it is sometimes through no fault of your own. These accidents can happen anywhere, at any time, and it is important to know the necessary steps to take following an accident. The law states that all buildings, homes, parking lots, and walkways must be maintained to ensure safety – this is known as premises liability. If you think you need to file a case, it is extremely important to follow these steps immediately following the accident to ensure the best legal case possible.
Report the Accident. It is important to inform the owner, manager, or landlord of the site of the accident. It is important to have a written report of the incident including all details.
Seek Medical Treatment. The health of the individual that has fallen or been hurt should be the primary focus immediately following the accident. It is important to properly document all medical treatments to serve as evidence in your case.
Keep Clear and Detailed Records. Following the accident, collect names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and any other information from potential witnesses. It is also important to include photos of any injuries, the locationand any other factors that contributed to the accident.
Limit Communication. After an incident happens, it is easy to let emotions get the best of the situation. It is important to remain calm, keep details relating to the accident private, and do not place or take blame.
Research and Choose a Law Firm. It is important to have an experienced team of lawyers by your side in a case like this. Personal injury cases are complex and difficult to prove. To make sure everything is handled correctly, hire a team you trust.
Contact Potter Burnett Law today to receive a free evaluation of your slip and fall accident.