What Should I Do If I am Injured from a Slip and Fall?
IF YOU ARE INJURED DUE TO A SLIP AND FALL, TRIP AND FALL, MISSTEP AND INJURY, OR OTHER POTENTIAL PREMISES LIABILTY ACCIDENT, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF ACTIONS YOU SHOULD TAKE.
First, if you are hurt as a result of the fall, it is important you seek medical attention immediately. If you need to be taken by ambulance, do not delay in calling for one. A delay in getting medical help can make a minor medical problem much worse.
Second, get as much information about what caused you to fall as possible. If you can take photographs of the defective area, please do so. Make sure the photos are clear and accurate. These days, almost everyone has a cellphone with a camera on it. Even if you are hurt, do your best to take photographs, or have someone you are with take them. You should also write down other information surrounding the circumstances that led to the fall to help you remember information for the future. Also, be sure to note the conditions in the area at the time of the injury. For example, how was the lighting or was there some substance or item on the ground that made you fall?
Third, get the names and telephone numbers of witnesses. Talk to the building owner or manager in charge of the premises that was negligent. Explain that you were hurt and how it happened. However, never provide a written statement to the owner or manager. Finally, and most importantly, do not talk to an insurance representative of the property without first contacting slip and fall attorney.
THERE ARE CERTAIN TIME LIMITS IN BRINGING A MISSOURI SLIP AND FALL CASE. THIS IS CALLED A STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS, SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO CONTACT AN EXPERIENCED SLIP AND FALL LAWYER WHO CAN PROTECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS.
The Gogel Law Firm has an experienced slip and fall attorney dedicated to helping you get the compensation you deserve. Our Missouri slip and fall lawyer fights for their clients and have been representing individuals injured in St. Louis trip and falls and premises accidents throughout Missouri and Illinois since our existence. If you think you have a case, simply call us at (314) 775-3864 or send us an email.