Slipping and falling on someone else’s property can be a stressful and frightening experience. Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall situations can also cause serious and debilitating injuries. If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, it’s important that you understand your legal rights and options.
Here are the steps you should take after a slip-and-fall accident to be sure that your rights are protected:
-Take a look around you and try to determine if a hazardous condition contributed to the fall.Are there cracks in the floor? Is the floor wet? Is there bunched up carpeting, broken steps or other dangerous circumstances that may have contributed to your fall?
-Take photographs of the location where you fell. Make sure you file a report with the building owner or manager. Get a copy of that report for your records.
-Seek prompt medical attention for your injuries. Your medical records can serve as evidence if you are asked to prove the severity of your injuries. This will prove valuable if you later choose to pursue compensation.
-Obtain contact information for anyone who may have witnessed the incident.
-Save all receipts of expenses you incur as a result of your injuries.
Contact an experienced Florida personal injury attorney who will fight for your rights and ensure that you are fairly and fully compensated for your injuries, damages and losses. In such cases, injured victims can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, and rehabilitative treatment. We can be reached at (800) 533-3555.