Slip and Fall: What to Do After You Suffer from an Injury

Slip and Fall: What to Do After You Suffer from an Injury

Did you suffer an injury from a slip and fall? Injuries sustained from accidental slips can be serious with long-term effects. If you suffered from an injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you file your claim and gather all the documentation you need to win your case.

 

What to Do Immediately Following a Slip and Fall

Although it may seem hard to remember at the moment, it is important to take pictures of the area where you were injured. Photo proof of the area where you were injured can help show the cause of the injuries and determine who was at fault.

You should also seek medical treatment immediately after a slip and fall. Getting an examination will be an extra piece of evidence of your accident, especially if significant injuries were sustained. The bills from the medical treatment could also aid you if you reach a settlement for an injury lawsuit.

Where Did the Slip and Fall Occur?

The location of the slip and fall will determine who is at fault for the injuries you sustained. For example, if the injury was from work, you may be entitled to workmen’s compensation. If the injury was sustained at a private residence that is not your own, the homeowner would be at fault in most cases.

It is important not to assign blame before consulting with a legal professional. They can help you determine the best course of action in any personal injury scenario. Let them know the location of your slip and fall, and they can help you proceed from there.

Who Can I Sue?

There are plenty of factors that determine who you can sue for a personal injury. In some cases, there could be more than one person at fault. As long as you keep track of any supporting documentation to back your claims, such as photos of the accident or medical bills, your attorney will help you review your unique case to determine who is at fault.

If there were proper hazard signs and warnings in the area where your personal injury occurred, you may not be able to sue the property owner or business. If there was a hazardous area with no warnings around, such as a wet floor without a wet floor caution sign, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Who Should I Contact?

The first person you should contact to discuss a slip and fall injury should always be an experienced attorney. Your attorney will know how to best handle your situation and help you avoid doing anything that could harm your case. They are there to represent you and will fight to win your personal injury case to get the compensation that you may be entitled to.

Our experienced attorneys at Bonville & Howard Attorneys at Law will help you overcome stingy insurance companies and provide all the evidence and documentation you will need for success. You don’t want to harm your opportunity to win your case by hiring an inexperienced attorney, or one who doesn’t specialize in personal injuries like your own. Our law firm was formed in 1947, so our legal team has decades of experience under their belt to give you your best chance at success.

What is the Process for A Slip and Fall Lawsuit?

The process for a slip and fall lawsuit begins when you have a legal consultation with an experienced attorney. They will go through all of the supporting evidence you have, including photos, medical bills, or any witness statements.

From there, an attorney can help you file your claim. Since each slip and fall case is unique, they will help you determine how to file your claim. For example, someone who was injured at work may be entitled to workmen’s compensation. But, someone injured slipping on ice on a public sidewalk may be entitled to compensation from the town if they failed to initiate preventative measures to eliminate the ice in an area they are responsible for maintaining.

Slip and fall settlements can take anywhere from months to years, depending on who is involved in the lawsuit and how long it takes to assess each factor of the incident.

What Supporting Documentation Will I Need?

The best way to be prepared for an initial legal consultation with an attorney is by gathering as much evidence as you can to support your claim. Were there any witnesses at the time of your incident who could provide a statement? Do you have photos of the area at the time your incident occurred? You can also bring medical bills with you or any documentation of a doctor’s assessment of your condition after the fall.

An attorney will ask for any supporting documentation that you did not yet provide during the legal consultation. They will ensure that you are not forgetting any paperwork that could determine the compensation you receive or the next course of action you should take.

 

Disclaimer

The information contained in this blog is for general information purposes only. Bonville & Howard assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the contents of the blog.

In no event shall Bonville & Howard be liable for any special, direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages or any damages whatsoever, whether in an action of contract, negligence, or other tort, arising out of or in connection with the use of this blog or the contents of this blog. Bonville & Howard reserves the right to make additions, deletions, or modifications to the contents of this blog at any time without prior notice.