HELPING YOU PICK UP THE PIECES
Our firm has represented many locals and visitors to our area who have been injured at restaurants, grocery stores, rental units, and businesses. Trip and fall accidents are also known as premises liability cases. These cases require forensic architects and/or engineers to determine whether the cause of the fall is a violation of a building code, industry standard, or manufacturer specification.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE INJURED IN A TRIP & FALL ACCIDENT
If you are injured in or at a business, it is important to seek aid and also follow important steps to protect your rights. For example, many people consider a small trip to be their own fault and they may ignore what is happening in the immediate surrounding area. The truth is, that many times, a business or one of their contractors may have left the area in an unsafe condition which causes people to be injured. If you do happen to slip, trip or fall, there are several steps you should take, and some you shouldn’t, read on to learn more.
- Seek immediate medical attention. If needed, call an ambulance or go the emergency room.
- Report the injury to a manager and insist on filing an incident report. If you cannot do this immediately because you are seeking medical attention, then return to the business and report this injury as soon as possible.
- Take photos of the area and preserve any evidence. (such as your shoes, obstacles, weather conditions, etc.)
Next Step – Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
Contact the Stanley Law Firm for a free case evaluation by phone at 843-390-9111 or through our secure online contact form. This is important because we need to preserve the condition of the area, videos, reports, and any other steps that may be necessary.
WHAT NOT TO DO
- Do not discuss the accident with anyone other than your attorney or your own insurance company.
- Do not talk to the other party’s insurance company; refer them to your attorney.
- Beware of a ‘quick settlement offer’ from any insurance company. This can prohibit future claims from being made, especially when medical conditions can sometimes take weeks or months to be resolved or an initially non-diagnosed accident injury starts to flare-up.