What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident
Slip and fall accidents happen just about every day and most of the time it’s just because we didn’t look where we were going, but sometimes a slip and fall accident can happen due to someone else’s negligence. If someone didn’t put out a wet floor sign, if there weren’t any notices about hazardous walking surfaces near a construction site, or sometimes even improper foot ware can lead to slip and fall accidents. No matter the cause, some slip and falls can result in real injury and the Law Offices of Brian Brandt want you to be informed about what you can do after a slip and fall accident.
- You should always report it. You should notify a manger or shift supervisor of what happened. You will not have to solve matters then, but it is wise to fill out a respectable form to show you fell. After you have reported the incident, you should seek out medical attention to determine the seriousness of your injury.
- You will have to prove fault. If you have a fall on public property, you’ll want to take action against ownership. Legal authorities will ask you to prove that the fall was not because of your own actions so it’s important to inspect the area and see your fall was in fact because of dangerous conditions.
- The owner of the property in which your incident occurred can only be held liable if the standards of the property were not up to standards of care or maintenance. It may be wise to hire a personal injury lawyer to help you determine the seriousness of your claim.
The Law Offices of Brian Brandt in California know that the severity of a slip and fall accident can leave you with hefty medical bills or long-lasting trauma. Reach out today for your free personal injury case consultation.