What mistakes should I avoid when making a slip and fall injury claim?
You might be wondering to yourself, “What are some of the big mistakes that a person can make who slipped or tripped and fell?” There are a few big mistakes that a person can make. Number one, they don’t adequately document the scene. If you slip and fall, take photographs. There could be a foreign substance on the floor. There have been situations where management rushes over and they’re sweeping up the scene before the person even gets up off the floor. We want to make sure that we document exactly what happened. Don’t be shy about letting it be known that you have been injured. If someone walks by, tell them, “Hey, I fell. I’m really badly hurt. Please call 9-1-1.” Let management know and ensure that management documents the injury. Give them your name. Tell them what happened so that they can write up a report.
The other big mistake people make is they don’t bother to get medical treatment, or even worse, they get medical treatment but then they disregard what the doctor says. If the ambulance shows up, take the ambulance. You may not feel all of the injury that your body has incurred, but you may be feeling it later when you’re regretting that you didn’t do these things. Get medical treatment, do what your doctors tell you, and then get the right attorney on board as quickly as possible to help investigate the claim and prosecute the claim all the way to trial if necessary.
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