With the weather forecast showing our first chances of snow for the season, it is time to prepare for slippery walkways. Unfortunately, many slip-and-fall (or “trip-and-fall”) injuries occur this time of year because of icy conditions.
If you have the unfortunate experience of being injured following a slip-and-fall incident, there are certain steps to take to ensure you will be able to recover and receive the compensation you deserve.
- Seek Medical Attention: Seek medical attention as quickly as possible. This will not only get you on the road to recovering from your injuries, but will also provide proper documentation of any injuries sustained.
- Fill out an Accident Report: Filling out an accident report is pivotal in providing written documentation of your injury and how it occurred. This will later prevent the insurance company from denying your injury happened.
- Take Pictures and Video: If you have a phone or camera, take photos of the area where you have fallen, including photos of yourself, which show your clothing and any injuries. Additionally, ask the business owner if they have video surveillance, and ask them to preserve a copy of the video for you. Be sure to make note of the time, date, and location of the fall, as well as the name of the store employee with whom you have spoken.
- Consult a Lawyer: A slip-and-fall injury can be very complicated and hard to prove. Consulting with a lawyer is the best way to get your questions answered and learn about the next steps to take.
If you have been injured following a slip-and-fall incident, call Kaiman and Crahan today. We have the knowledge and experience to help you receive compensation. Don’t hesitate to call us today to schedule your free consultation.