With the winter weather joining us, the likelihood of slip-and-fall accidents has definitely increased. In Rhode Island and Massachusetts, we are used to the icy weather – but we can’t always stop a fall from happening. If you suffer from a personal injury after a slip and fall, what should you do?
1. Collect Any Types of Evidence
After your slip and fall injury, it is important to prove that the property owner is responsible, you should take photos at the scene of the incident that show the property’s conditions. Photos are critical in documenting evidence that may disappear over time.
If your case were to go into litigation – these photos would help your case by showing the evidence of what you slipped on. In order to settle a slip-and-fall litigation case, you would need more than just your word of what injured you.
2. Seek Medical Attention
Collecting evidence is important, but it is also extremely important to seek medical treatment immediately after your fall. Visiting an emergency room, urgent care, or your primary care doctor is the most imperative thing you can do to keep record of your injuries. There are a variety of personal injuries that might be hidden after the first few moments after a fall, but a doctor will know what to look for.
3. Identify Witnesses
Witnesses are very critical to verify your story of what happened. If your slip-and-fall occurred at a business, other customers could be your perfect witnesses. It’s important to get their contact information so you can have them testify on your behalf. When you have a personal injury attorney, they will quickly follow-up with witnesses for more details and statements.
4. Make an Official Report
When you fall at a business, they might want you to fill out an accident report for their records. Don’t embellish what happened, but be sure to include all vital information. Making a report can be crucial for the timing of your claim. Having this on file can stop the other party from saying you didn’t take your injuries seriously when it occurred.
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