Steps you need to take after a slip and fall accident
It’s hard to think after any accident, no matter how minor. After you fall and you find that you’ve been injured, chances are the only thing you’re thinking of is how much pain you’re feeling and how this will affect your future. Will your injury require hospitalization? Will you have to take time off of work? How will you pay for the costly medical bills? And mostly importantly, should I sue the person responsible for my fall?
But you must be aware that what happens after your slip and fall accident is very crucial. The longer you wait to resolve any issues, then the harder it will be if you intend to continue with a lawsuit. Here at the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone, PC, we pride ourselves in fighting for your rights. But in order for us to win your case, we need you to keep in mind the following five steps:
Step 1 – Remain calm. We know how hard it is at a time of distress to keep a level head. But take a minute to just breathe and clear your mind. The angrier are, the likelihood that something you will regret later will happen.
Step 2 – Assess the situation. Do you require immediate medical attention? Were there any warning signs about the danger that you may have managed to miss? How dangerous was the situation that caused the fall?
Step 3 – Make sure everything is properly documented. Photos would be great. See if you can get written statements from witnesses.
Step 4 – See the doctor. Even if it’s just a bump on the head, there might be more to that injury than you first expect.