With winter fast-approaching, your chance of a slip and fall accident could increase. Injuries may occur and you could find yourself with mounting medical bills and lost wages.
Here are eight steps you should take after a slip and fall accident:
Receive medical attention It is imperative to seek medical treatment immediately after a slip and fall. Even if your injury is not apparent right away, you could have suffered from a less obvious injury like a concussion or a back injury. Ask your doctor for a thorough examination to rule out any hidden injuries.
Document your injuries If you are injured, ensure your medical history is recorded. If you sue later, it is best to have your injuries on record.
Report the slip and fall Contact the police and file an accident report. Make sure to ask for a copy of the report.
Take photos Take pictures of the hazard before notifying the property owner, employer or municipality. This way, youll have the evidence you need in case the hazard is fixed and the owner denies any knowledge of it.
Tell the property owner - Contact the property owner and make the owner aware of the hazard.
Notify your boss If the slip and fall accident happened at work, let your boss know right away. Your supervisor typically must report the accident within three days to the workers compensation board.
Notify the municipality If your slip and fall took place on a municipality street, you must notify the municipality within a certain time period. It is best to do so as soon as possible.
Contact a lawyer If you are thinking about suing or are unsure about your options, consult a lawyer. An experienced personal injury lawyer can assist you in filing a claim, filing notices, reviewing evidence and more.
The law offices of Greg Monforton & Partners has an experienced team of lawyers waiting to assist you with your slip and fall case.
Call (866) 320-4770 for your free legal consultation today.