Slip and falls are unfortunately a very common cause of injuries. The most common types are wet floors with no notice, loose mats, and improper lighting. This can be a very stressful, shocking, painful and embarrassing situation.
If you happen to have a slip and fall here are 4 basic tips:
1. Seek immediate medical attention (if medically necessary)
2. Take detailed pictures of the slip and fall area, any liquids, poor lighting, tripping hazards, even pictures of what you are wearing on your feet can be very important later on.
3. Look for anyone else who saw the incident. If anyone is around, get their contact information.
4. Contact the manager to write an incident report. Give the manager a detailed account of what happened and if possible, get a copy of the report.
Most places where you shop, eat, play, and hang out in have a duty to make sure the premises are safe and free of potential harm. Showing that the violation happened may be clear, but proving it is something else. You may want to contact a slip and fall lawyer.
A lawyer can help you by: finding the insurance coverage available, collecting important information about your case (pictures, video, incident reports), staying informed of your medical care and documenting the progress and bills, and by using all of this to help show why and how the place that you were injured at is liable for the injuries and damages you have experienced.
The information contained herein is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Seek competent legal counsel for advice on any legal matter.