SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS
- If you are in a retail store, make sure to immediately notify management of your injury.
- Make sure the manager or another employee fills out an incident report, and find out where and when you can obtain a copy.
- Inquire as to whether a video system exists and request a copy of the video. Your attorney can also assist with this process.
- If there were any witnesses to your injury, obtain their names and contact information.
While it is best to follow these recommendations, all situations are different and therefore may not always apply. If you have been injured to the point of needing medical attention, that should always be your priority. If a friend or family member is present, they may be able to assist you with following these recommendations while you seek medical attention.
Once you have completed any necessary immediate medical treatment, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney who can determine whether you are entitled to recover damages as a result of your accident. Each individual case is different, so it is always important to discuss your case with an experienced attorney prior to taking any additional action toward seeking compensation. This is particularly true with regard to dealing with the property owner’s insurance company, as they do not have your best interests in mind. They are acting on behalf of their insured, which is likely the person who may have committed an act of negligence. Retail video also is often recorded on a loop, so this information must be preserved as soon as possible.
Even if you think it is unlikely that you have a case, contact The Stefanie Drake Burford Law Group today. We are here to help you and will evaluate your case for free. There are no fees and no costs* unless you receive a settlement or award. Contact us today by phone or through our contact form.
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