What to do after a slip and fall accident

On Behalf of | Mar 9, 2017 | Premises Liability |

When you wake up in the morning, the last thing you think about is being involved in a slip and fall accident. Instead, you assume that you’ll make it through the day without falling to the ground and injuring yourself.

Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents have a way of popping up when you least expect it. For example, this could happen as you walk through a commercial building on the way to your office. It could also happen as you make your way through a shopping mall or grocery store. Of course, you could slip and fall outdoors, such as in a parking lot.

If you’re involved in a slip and fall accident, there are three things you should do:

— Check yourself for injuries. If you’ve suffered any type of injury, even one that is minor, you shouldn’t attempt to deal with it on your own.

— Receive immediate medical attention. If you realize you’ve been injured, don’t hesitate to seek medical assistance. Visiting a local hospital will allow you to receive treatment and learn more about the long term impact of your injury.

— Learn more about your legal rights. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the slip and fall accident, you may be able to file a lawsuit with hopes of receiving compensation from the negligent party.

At our law firm, we realize that there are many challenges associated with a slip and fall claim. Fortunately, we have enough experience and knowledge to overcome any challenge that moves to the forefront.

If you’re involved in a slip and fall accident, turn your attention to your health and then your legal rights.