How to Preserve a Slip and Fall Claim
Slip and fall accidents do not always involve slipping, or even falling. Rather, the term is a catch-all for many types of injuries caused by negligence on the part of a property owner. Tripping over debris, stumbling over poorly maintained stairs, getting your foot stuck in dilapidated flooring, slipping on ice, lounging on a deck that collapses, or twisting your ankle in pothole are all types of accidents that could be considered slip and falls.
Most slip and fall accident stereotypically occur in grocery stores because of common hazards such as wet floors, spilled products, and fallen debris. However, slip and falls can actually happen anywhere. Regardless of what type of slip and fall injury you suffered or where the injury occurred, you need to take several steps to take to preserve your claim
Documenting the Evidence
Documenting is an important part of a successful slip and fall accident. You should take pictures of the location of your fall, the condition that caused you to fall, the surrounding conditions of the premises, and any other evidence that may show how the accident happened. The more pictures you have, the easier it may be for your Los Angeles slip and fall attorney to recreate the scene of the accident and pin liability on the premise owner.
Report Your Accident
If a manager is on site, you should report your fall so the incident can be recorded. However, do not say too much beyond simply reporting the accident. You should consult with your personal injury attorney before you get into the details of what exactly happened.
Seek Medical Attention
Immediately seek treatment for any injuries you have. If you do not believe you are suffering from any injuries, still visit your doctor so that he or she can diagnose any injuries you may not be aware of.
Consult with an Experienced Slip and Fall Accident Attorney in Southern California
Only an experienced slip and fall accident attorney can advise you regarding your rights following an accident. For more information and to schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable and experienced Southern California accident lawyer, call the Law Offices of Samer Habbas at 888.848.5084.