A slip and fall accident can take a huge physical and financial toll on
an injured person. If the fall was caused by another person or business,
you can and should exercise your right to pursue compensation for things
like medical expenses, lost income, or money to compensate for pain and
suffering. In order to be successful in a slip and fall case, you must
be able to prove that the owner of the property was at fault for the accident.
A skilled Tampa
personal injury lawyer at Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez, Attorney at Law can assist in this matter.
What Should You Do Immediately After a Slip & Fall Accident?
What you do immediately after a
slip and fall accident can have a big impact on the success of your personal injury lawsuit.
Here’s what you should know about what to do after an accident:
Seek medical attention. Many slip and fall accidents are minor, but it is not uncommon for some
accidents to result in head trauma, broken bones, or internal injuries.
It is critical to get checked out by a doctor after a fall for two reasons.
The first is, of course, to safeguard your health and keep you out of
immediate danger, and the second is to obtain a medical diagnosis in writing
that can be used as proof of the injuries you have sustained.
Identify the cause of the accident. Find out what caused the accident. Was it a liquid spill, a piece of
loose carpet or flooring, ice, or uneven concrete? If possible, get a
picture of the scene of the accident before the condition is changed.
This is valuable evidence to support your claim.
Take down the contact information of any witnesses. If anyone nearby witnessed your accident or its aftermath, you should
take their names and contact information so that they can corroborate
File an accident report. If your accident occurred at a store or other business, immediately report
the accident to a manager. They will likely have you fill out an accident
report. Make note of any indication that the manager or other personnel
knew about the dangerous condition beforehand and failed to correct it.
Avoid making any statements about how the accident occurred while you are
waiting for help to arrive. You should also refrain from laying blame
or making any immediate demands. After your accident, immediately get
in touch with a Tampa injury attorney at Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez,
Attorney at Law. We would be happy to provide you with a free personal
injury consultation during which we can discuss your legal options. We
have recovered more than $200 million for injured clients, and we may
be able to help you, too!
To get started, please
contact our firm today: (813) 774-3341.