What to Do Following a Slip and Fall Accident
Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common types of accidents, accounting for 15% of all accidental deaths in the United States. Slipping and falling can result in neck and spine injuries, broken bones, traumatic head injuries, whiplash, lacerations and even death.
Slip and fall accidents can be very serious. Whether you are at a business, at work, at home or somewhere else, here are important steps to take following a slip and fall.
- Seek Medical Help
The most important thing to do following any kind of accident is to immediately seek medical help for any injuries. Put your health first before dealing with anything else.
- Report the Accident
Depending on where you fell, report the injury to a person of authority. If you fell in a business, report the fall to the manager. If you fell in an apartment building, report the injury to the landlord. If it is anywhere else, report the injury to the owner of the property. Obtain a physical copy of any official reports that they file.
- Take Photos
Document the scene where you fell by taking photos and capturing any dangerous conditions that contributed to your accident. These could be helpful later as you prove negligence.
Get Witness Info
Were there any witnesses when you fell? If so, capture their contact information. You might need these witnesses later to provide a statement that confirms there was negligence that caused you to slip and fall.
- Contact a Personal Injury Attorney
Contact a Little Rock personal injury attorney to review your case. To win your claim, your personal injury attorney will prove that the business or building owner did not meet premises liability, meaning they did not maintain an adequate level of safety for those on premise and that you were injured as a result.
Slip and fall injuries are very common. If you or a loved has been harmed because of slipping and falling, consult the personal injury attorneys at Rainwater, Holt & Sexton to see if you are warranted compensation.