In order to strengthen your slip and fall case and to ensure you receive fair compensation for your trauma, you need to follow a number of steps that are usually missed. We have provided you with a short guide to follow to give you the best chance of receiving the compensation you deserve following the accident:
Identify the Cause
It is very important that you identify the cause of your fall. Unfortunately, this can be difficult because fall victims don’t usually see the dangerous conditions before approaching them. It’s understandable to be chiefly considered with the pain and emotions that come with dealing with a fall, but it’s important to take a deep breath and assess the situation if possible. Either you or a witness can identify the conditions and document them using the camera on your smartphone. This kind of evidence will be invaluable to your case.
If there are witnesses present at the time of your accident, you should make every effort to collect their contact information. Even if they didn’t see your fall happen, if they were witness to the dangerous conditions that led to your accident, they can still be valuable to your case. It may be beneficial, for example, to have someone testify about the lighting conditions if they were one of the factors involved in your fall.
Seek Immediate Medical Attention
If you suffered an injury, you need to get help for it as soon as possible. Under no circumstances should you refuse medical care. Head to the nearest emergency room and follow their recommendations to the letter. Take all the necessary steps to seek out follow-up care from doctors and physiotherapists. If someone is deemed to be at fault for your fall, they may be liable for your medical bills. It’s important to take care of yourself before worrying about the money, but showing that you made a concerted effort to get better will help your case later in court.
Consult a Personal Injury Lawyer
After your fall, once you are able, you should talk to a personal injury lawyer at Zuber Brioux. Through a consultation with one of our legal experts, you will find out what your legal rights are and you will receive advice on the steps you should take next.
Avoid the common mistakes made by so many slip and fall victims by documenting the cause of your fall, finding witnesses that can help your case, seeking prompt medical attention and contacting a lawyer. If you follow these steps, you will be well on your way to receiving just compensation in order to properly treat your injuries and get back to normal.