Slip & Fall Victim Common Mistakes People Make

Slip and Fall Cases

Slip and falls are common in public places such as stores, restaurants, and hotels, and can cause serious injuries that can affect the victim's quality of life.

Slip and Fall Common Mistakes

One of the biggest mistakes that people make when they experience a slip and fall is failing to report the incident to the manager or owner of the establishment. Many people are embarrassed when they fall and may feel like it was their fault. However, it's important to report the incident to the manager, as they are responsible for ensuring that the premises are safe for customers.

Failing to report the incident can also make it difficult to gather evidence that can support your case. For example, if there were witnesses to the fall, they may have left the scene by the time you decide to pursue legal action. Additionally, if you don't report the incident, there may be no record of the fall, making it difficult to prove that it occurred.

Legal Action

If you do decide to pursue legal action after a slip and fall, it's essential to gather as much evidence as possible. This includes taking photos of the area where the fall occurred, getting the contact information of any witnesses, and seeking medical attention immediately. It's also important to keep a record of any expenses related to the fall, such as medical bills and lost wages.

When you come to my office after a slip and fall, it can be frustrating for both of us if there is no evidence to support your case. We understand that slip and falls can be embarrassing, but it's essential to take action as soon as possible to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. We can help you gather evidence and build a strong case, but it's much easier to do this when the incident is fresh in your mind and the evidence is readily available.

Conclusion

Slip and falls can happen to anyone, but it's important to take action immediately if you want to pursue legal action. Report the incident to the manager, gather as much evidence as possible, and seek medical attention if necessary. By taking these steps, you can increase your chances of getting the compensation you deserve for your injuries. If you've experienced a slip and fall, contact our office to discuss your legal options.

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