In fact, some slip and fall accidents can easily be avoided with the appropriate step taken on time to protect the visitors. Proving the fault of the guilty party is very difficult, but if you have a genuine reason to prove that you were not careless and your injuries are the result of negligence of the other party, then you can get the compensation for your sufferings either by settlement or filing a lawsuit in the court.
Getting the monetary compensation that you deserve in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident may significantly depend on the steps you take or fail to take after the accident. This article discusses the six important steps you should take after a slip and fall or trip and fall accident.
Notify the owner or manager of the property: In order to prove you slipped or tripped on another person’s property, it is imperative that you file an incident report immediately following the accident. In addition, the report may also document facts that may be pertinent to getting you the damages that you deserve. Obtain a copy of any report that may have been prepared before leaving the scene of the accident.
Document the evidence: In order to prove liability and get you the compensation that you deserve, your attorney may need to provide evidence. To ensure that your attorney can prove liability, you should save any objects or debris on the floor that caused you to slip or trip and fall.
Take pictures of the scene of the accident: In some cases, it may be impossible to document the evidence. For example, if you fall due to spilled liquid on the floor of a supermarket, you may not be able to collect the liquid to later use for settlement purposes or at trial. As such, the next best option may be to take pictures of the scene of the accident. Your slip and fall attorney may be able to use these photographs to prove fault on the part of the owner of the property.
Save your clothing and shoes: Place the clothing and shoes you were wearing…