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What to Do After a Slip & Fall Injury

Slip and fall injuries are common, and can be traumatic and life changing if the injuries are serious enough. If you are, or a loved one is injured on someone else’s property because they failed to keep the premises safe, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Slip and fall claims can be challenging, because it can be difficult to determine fault. So it is important for you to collect information to help establish your claim. It is also hard to think about what to do immediately after you’ve fallen and have been injured. Do your best to keep the following tips in mind should you be a victim of a slip and fall incident.

Steps Immediately After a Slip & Fall

After a fall, it might take you some time to regain your bearings. Once you recoup from the shock, identify if you have been hurt. Take whatever time is necessary to check yourself for injuries or pain. If you are unable to get off the floor or if any movement feels excruciatingly painful, seek help of a bystander and do not attempt to get up or start walking away from the accident unless you would be in more danger if you were to stay in place. If you need more serious medical attention, you or a bystander should call for help or dial 911.

Once you are ok to do so, you look around carefully to figure out what led to the accident. You should document everything about the episode, such what caused the slip and fall. Be sure to collect as many details as possible. Before the conditions change – such as an employee moping a spill—take pictures of the location. Also look to see if there is a security camera in the area that might show what happened in the incident. In addition, identify potential witnesses and get their contact information in writing.

Once you have inspected the scene and documented what happened, report the incident to the property owners. Limit your communication with them and do not accept blame or assert that it is their fault. Both personal and commercial property owners have the responsibility to maintain a safe environment. But if you are injured due to the property owner’s fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Seek the advice of an experienced slip and fall lawyer to help determine who is at fault and help assess the potential value of your slip and fall case.

Call a Lawyer

With your information in hand, contact an experienced slip and fall lawyer at Mezrano Law Firm to determine the best legal strategy for your case. Mezrano Law Firm wants to be your first call. Our experienced Alabama slip and fall lawyers protect the rights of the injured throughout the state. We have offices in Birmingham, Florence, Gadsden, Mobile, Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa to serve you. Schedule your free initial consultation to discuss your case by calling 205-654-8017 or filling out our contact form.

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