What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident

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A slip and fall accident in most cases refers to a situation where a person is injured by slipping, tripping, or falling due to dangerous conditions on premises. Businesses are required by law to take precautions to avoid putting their customers at risk of falls and personal injury. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries

If a business has been negligent in maintaining their premises and a personal injury occurs, ensure that you take the following actions:

Seek medical attention if needed.

If you need emergency medical assistance after an accident, call 911 as soon as possible. Even if you feel that you are not severely injured, a visit to another medical professional is suggested. Be sure to keep records and receipts of these visits.

Document the scene.

Take notes, photographs, or video of the scene where the accident occurred. This evidence can help to demonstrate the existence of a hazard. You should also take note of the time and date of the accident, the weather conditions, and any other contributing factors.

Report the accident.

Find out who is in charge of the property and alert them of the accident. Obtain the person or persons’ name(s) and contact information. Some businesses will have policies in place and forms to complete, but many do not. Try to file a report and ask for a copy of the incident report. If the police or security personnel responded to the accident, request a copy in writing of their report.

Understand your legal options.

Speak to an experienced and credible premises liability attorney to make decisions once you understand your legal options.

Contact Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys

When you’ve been injured in an accident by no fault of your own, it’s essential to understand your rights. Whether you’re located in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Alexandria, Shreveport, Ascension, Livingston, Zachary, Hammond, Lake Charles, or Monroe, the Get Gordon Team can help you receive compensation and the justice you deserve. Contact our office for a free consultation if you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident.