After a Slip and Fall Injury

Are you wondering what steps you need to take after a slip and fall injury to maximize your compensation? Watch this video to learn more.

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Question:

What should I do after being injured in a slip and fall accident?

Answer:

After a Slip and Fall InjuryIf you’ve been injured in a slip and fall, there are a few things that are imperative for you to do. The first thing to do is contact store personnel and make them aware of the problem. The next thing that you should do is document the scene yourself. Take a photograph of whatever caused your fall, and make sure that you know what it is that caused your fall. Oftentimes when people fall, they’re hurt, stunned, and leave the store immediately, thinking that they’ll have a case, even though they haven’t left any documentation with the store. That’s not true. In order to be successful in your slip and fall injury case, there needs to be documentation and you need to be able to tell a jury what it was that caused your fall.

The next thing that you should do is seek immediate medical care. If there are any gaps in treatment, the insurance companies will use those gaps against you to claim that your injuries were caused by something else and were unrelated to your slip and fall. The next thing you should do is contact a competent attorney, specifically a board-certified civil trial lawyer, who practices nothing but personal injury. Do that before you contact any insurance company, because the insurance company personnel are trained to ask you questions that get you to answer in a way that will minimize any potential payout they have to make for your damages resulting from your slip and fall injury.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured in an accident and have questions about what to do after a slip and fall injury?
Contact our experienced St. Petersburg slip and fall lawyers at Salter, Healy, Bassett & Rivera today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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