If you are in a slip and fall, you should do the following:
- Get medical care
- Report the accident
- Speak with a lawyer
- Continue your medical care
Get Medical Care
Ideally, you should seek medical attention immediately after your accident. If you are reading this days or weeks after your accident, and have not yet seen a doctor for your injuries, it is not too late to do so; see a doctor right away. There are several reasons for this.
First, just because you do not appear to have any serious injuries – no scratches or bruises – it is still possible for you to have internal injuries. So get checked right away if for no other reason than to ease your mind.
Also, medical evidence is necessary if you file a premises liability lawsuit. The sooner after your accident that you seek medical attention, the easier it is to draw a link between your accident and your injuries. If a long period elapses between your accident and your diagnosis, it becomes easier for the insurance company to suggest that something else caused your injuries.
Report the Accident
If you have not done so yet, inform the property owner or manager of your accident. Ask to fill out a written incident report and ask for a copy of it. The report documents that your accident occurred and may provide details of how it happened. The accident report may be a crucial piece of evidence if you decide to pursue legal action to recover compensation for your damages.
Speak to an Attorney
Set up a meeting with a personal injury lawyer, preferably one who has experience with premises liability cases. At S. Burke Law, we have helped many clients injured in slip and fall accidents pursue fair compensation so they can get medical care, pay their bills, and move on with their life after their injuries.
Let your lawyer take over all correspondence with the insurance company. We will compile all available evidence, including accident reports, medical records, any photographs or video surveillance, and more. Then we will negotiate a settlement that accounts for the full extent of your physical, emotional, and financial damages.
Call us at 404-842-7838 to set up a consultation about your case.
Continue Your Medical Care
Follow doctor's orders and go to all follow-up medical appointments. Continuing treatment, physical therapy, etc. is not only important to your physical recovery, it may be important to any legal claim you file. If you fail to follow the doctor's orders, the insurance company may attempt to blame the severity of your injuries on your failure to follow up with your medical care. The insurer may try to use this to reduce your claim's value.
So, be sure to continue with your medical care for as long as it takes to recover from your injuries.
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