What to do when you trip and fall

Posted on : April 25, 2016, By:  Law Firm Team     Posted in : Slip and Fall

Each year, over 300,000 serious injuries result from slip and fall accidents in America. Elderly people as well as children are particularly vulnerable to these types of injuries. According to HR.org, slip and fall injuries will result in productivity losses of $32-billion annually by 2020.

Trip and fall cases can be complicated. If you were the victim of a slip and fall case, then you will need to prove that the property manager was aware (or should have been aware of) the potential safety hazard on their property. There is also a number of things that you need to do following the event to help your chances of winning your trip and fall case in court.

The first thing you need to do is report the fall to the property owner and manager. Try to gather as much evidence from the scene as possible. This evidence includes photographs, contact details of witnesses, statements from witnesses as well as any additional evidence that can confirm your account of the event. If you sustained injuries, make sure that you see a medical doctor as soon as possible and make sure that you keep written statements and reports from the doctor as well as any bills that you had to pay.

The next step is to partner with experienced personal injury lawyers. There are many injury lawyers to choose from, so make sure that you find an injury lawyer who is experienced in slip and fall cases specifically.

Contact our team of Miami Personal Injury Lawyers for more information about slip and fall cases today.

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