- June 4, 2013
- In slip And Fall
The steps that you immediately take after being involved in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident may significantly affect the outcome of your claim. In the event of an accident, our Orange County personal injury lawyers advise you to take the following important steps.
Document Your Accident
One of the first steps that you should take following a slip/trip and fall accident is to document the specific details of the accident. You need to record exactly what happened and the extent and details of your personal injuries. You should include specific details, such as the time and place of the incident, whether there were any witnesses, what you were doing immediately before the accident, what you were wearing, and what caused your accident.
Document the Evidence
The second step you should take is to document the evidence. Your Orange County personal injury lawyer will advise you to take pictures of the scene of the accident (even if it is with your cell phone!), as well as the injuries and property damage you sustained. You should also save any objects that caused your accident. If the item is perishable, such as a banana peel, seal it in a zip lock bag and put it in the refrigerator.
File an Incident Report
Next, you should file an incident report with the property owner or manager. An incident report or police report could establish facts that may be pertinent to your case.
We Can Help
If you have been injured in a slip/trip and fall accident, you need to consult with an experienced Orange County personal injury lawyer who can help you get the full compensation to which you are entitled. At the Law Offices of Samer Habbas, we are dedicated to helping our clients deal with the legal aspects of their case so they can focus on their recovery.
Call (888) 848-5084 to schedule a complimentary consultation with Orange County personal injury lawyer Samer Habbas today.