Immediately after a slip and fall accident occurs your actions can have a significant impact on an insurance claim or lawsuit. If you believe you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or misconduct there are things you can do to assist your case. Most importantly, seek immediate medical attention. Document when and how the injury occurred before the details get cloudy. Inspect the area where the accident occurred to see if you can identify the potential cause. Identify and document names and addresses of any witnesses to your fall. Follow the injury procedures where the incident occurred, if it occurred in a place of business. While you should not attempt to resolve the issue in the store you should immediately make sure the store manager is aware, and fill out any incident/accident reports . Take photos of the accident site as soon as you can. Avoid accepting or laying blame for the fall and keep communications polite but minimal.
Frequently in the aftermath of a slip and fall you may be contacted by adjusters and attorneys for the property owner or responsible party. Remember that they do not represent your interests and keep your communications polite, respectful and minimal. The professionals at Petrov Law Firm are experienced indirectly communicating with adjusters and opposing lawyers and are ready to help you navigate the waters of your claim. Call us today for a free, no-obligation, consultation. In most cases we don’t get paid unless you win. We are ready to talk to you today.