What to Do If You are Injured in a Slip and Fall Incident
If you are injured in a slip and fall incident, there are several steps you should immediately take to strengthen your case. First, inspect the area around where you fell. Try and determine what caused you to fall. This information is extremely valuable and could determine the success of your claim. Next, you will want to get the names, addresses and phone numbers of all parties who witnessed you fall. Take note of anything they say regarding what they saw. This will be extremely important evidence for your case. Since they are independent witnesses, the case could hinge on their statements.
If you fell at a store, locate the manager or supervisor and have them fill out an incident report. Try and get a copy of the incident report if at all possible. Another action you can take to strengthen your case is to take pictures of the area you fell, even if it is from your cell phone. Do not let the premises owner try and change the conditions that caused you to fall. While these steps are important, the most important thing to remember is to seek medical attention for injuries. Call the attorneys at Carabin Shaw to help you with your premises liability case.