What to do After a Slip & Fall Accident

Slip and fall accidents

When property owners act negligently, injuries can occur and the owner may be held responsible. In order to fight for the compensation that you deserve in your case, you need to take the proper measures to preserve evidence and prove fault. The most important thing to do after an accident is to call the paramedics if you need medical attention. Your well-being is of the utmost importance and after you take action to receive medical care, here is a list of ideas to help you build a case:

  1. Gather as much evidence as you can
  2. Witness statements and contact information
  3. Names of the store employees who saw the fall or who you discussed the accident with
  4. Take pictures of the scene and area where you slipped
  5. Take notes about the accident and the condition that caused it including the size, shape, color and location of the dangerous area
  6. Report the slip & fall accident
  7. Report to either the property owner or manager present
  8. Add all details to your notes in order to create a complete report for your slip & fall lawyer
  9. Keep all clothing and shoes stored in a zip lock bag to preserve any evidence they may have on them
  10. Seek medical attention
  11. If the injuries did not require immediate attention, you still need to seek medical care after the accident so you have a report of your injuries
  12. Contact a personal injury lawyer in Manhattan

If you have been injured in a slip & fall you need the help of a skilled Manhattan slip & fall attorney to ensure that your rights are fought for. You deserve compensation and Segal & Lax can help you receive it. Call our firm to schedule your free consultation!


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