Tips To Help With Your Slip and Fall Lawsuit

It's a sad fact, but most of us will slip and fall at some point in our lives. Sometimes these accidents are minor and require no time off of work, no medical bills, and are simply looked back as being bad luck. In other cases, the accident may make you miss work, pay costly medical bills, experience severe pain and distress, and necessitate months of expensive physical therapy. When that's the case, a slip and fall lawsuit can help you protect your rights and get the compensation you deserve.

Here are some tips to help you better prepare for a slip and fall lawsuit, and assemble dependable evidence that will support your case.

Seek Treatment

The #1 most important step to your slip and fall lawsuit is to seek medical treatment. This works a few ways:

  1. It documents any injuries you have.
  2. It shows that you were hurt enough to seek medical help.
  3. It will give you treatment options for your injuries

Report the Incident

No matter where the fall happened--in a store, on a sidewalk, at someone's house or even at work--make sure you report the fall to a manager, your boss, the landlord, or someone of authority that is in connection with the property. Get the details of the incident in writing from the person in charge and have them give you a copy of the accident before you leave the premises.

Document Everything You Can

Whether it's collecting information from eyewitnesses, taking pictures of the accident scene, or documenting who else was involved, all of these "documents" are important pieces of information if you decide to claim a slip and fall lawsuit. The closer to the time of the accident that they're recorded and saved, the more reliable they are as evidence.

Call a Lawyer

If you were hurt and you want to consider a legal action, it's time to hire a lawyer. A lot of the slip and fall lawsuits that happen are difficult to prove, which is why you need an experienced and professional legal professional by your side to help you through it all.

If you're scared to hire a lawyer because you think it is going to cost something, you should also know that most lawyers offer a free consultation.

For a free consultation contact Sloat & Nicholson at 1-800-873-3202.