If you’ve been injured in a
slip and fall accident that occurred on another's property, you may have the right to pursue
legal action. The steps you take immediately following a slip and fall
accident are absolutely crucial to the course your claim takes.
Report the Accident
After a slip and fall accident, you should not hesitate to report the accident
to the premises owner or another person who may be in charge of the property.
Insurance companies and juries are inherently hesitant and will question
the legitimacy of any claim claim that was not reported immediately following
the event – especially if there were no witnesses.
Get Medical Treatment
If you’re hurt after the accident, seek medical attention immediately.
If you let time pass between the accident and getting medical treatment,
insurance companies will assume that because you waited to see a doctor,
your injuries were minor and non-serious or possible related to a completely
Get the Necessary Information
If there were any witnesses when the accident occurred, you’ll want
to get their contact information. Having a witness can be invaluable to
building your case – they can not only provide additional support
to the validity of your claim, but also provide key details that can help
After a slip and fall accident, if you can, take pictures immediately.
Be sure to take several photos from different angles before leaving the
scene. If you are unable to take photos, have a friend or relative take
the photos for you as soon as possible. You want to take advantage of
the property’s condition before any changes or repairs are done to it.
The Long Island personal injury attorneys at Gruenberg Kelly Della have
recovered more than $100 million in
verdicts and settlements on behalf of the injured and bereaved. We want to help you move forward
with your life, which is why we prepare every case personally to ensure
that you’re receiving the legal guidance you deserve.
Call our law office today at (888) 305-6372 or contact us online to
request a free initial consultation.