Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere at any time. Slip and fall claims arise when an individual is on the property of another, and loses their footing due to some hazard on the property and suffers an injury.
Q.What are some of the most common causes of slip and fall injuries?
- Common causes of slip and fall injuries include:
- Tripping over an unexpected out of place object in the victim’s path;
- Stumbling over an unexpectedly uneven or sloped surface;
- Falling caused by a hole or low spot in flooring; or
- Slipping in a liquid on the floor.
Q. What should I do in the event of a slip and fall accident?
Below are some things you can do after the accident to ensure that you are in the best possible position to receive compensation.
Get medical attention- visit the doctor or hospital as soon as possible, if you wait to speak to a medical professional and time elapses, it can make it more difficult to prove that an injury occurred as a result of your slip and fall. In addition, make note of what symptoms you are aware of and any complaints of injuries you may have.
Obtain Documentation- if the slip and fall should occur in a business, most will require you to fill out an accident report. You are not required nor should you sign anything or provide lengthy detail about the incident. Just be sure to get a copy of the accident report for yourself, and your personal injury lawyer’s records.
Gather witness information- if anyone in the vicinity saw the incident occur, be sure to get their contact information. Eyewitness testimony can provide corroboration and sometimes prove critical to your personal injury claim.
Collect evidence- if possible, use your smartphone to take pictures of the surrounding circumstances that may have contributed to your slip and fall accident. Such as spills, cracked or poorly maintained floors, obstacles, objects or items in your way.
Contact a personal injury lawyer immediately.
Q. Where can I get more information regarding what to do in a slip and fall accident, and how to recover for my injuries?
The experienced slip and fall attorneys at Dolman Law Group have helped thousands of victims in the New Port Richey area obtain the recovery they deserve for their injuries and related losses. Please call our office at (727) 853-6275 today.
Dolman Law Group
5435 Main Street
New Port Richey, FL 34652