There are a number of issues that could cause a slip and fall. When these issues are connected to a property owner’s negligence, they may be held responsible for the damages you’ve suffered. These hazardous or dangerous conditions could range from anything from wet floors and evening pavement to falling objects and inadequate security or lighting. However, even if these conditions are present, premises liability still must be proven.
For premises liability to apply:
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 separate event.
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 determine fault.
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.
Our Long Island slip and fall attorneys here at Gruenberg Kelly Della have dedicated their careers to representing the rights of individuals just like you. We strive to aggressively pursue the best possible outcomes for our clients. Our caring services extend beyond the courtroom, as we pride ourselves in helping the surrounding community by sponsoring local events, donating to soccer clubs, and staying in touch with those we serve. Our commitment to our community and our clients is something we prioritize.
Call our Long Island slip and fall lawyers at (888) 305-6372 or fill out a free case evaluation now.