A fall can cause devastating injuries that last a lifetime. Broken bones, head injuries, spinal injuries, and more can result from a fall. These injuries are made worse if you know that the business didn’t keep you safe. If you have been seriously hurt falling at a business and you think it was caused by negligence, we want to hear from you. Our slip and fall attorney can help.
What to Do After a Slip and Fall Injury at a Business
1. Seek medical care.
An accidental fall can cause serious damage to your body. Even if you are not sure if you were hurt, we still recommend seeking medical care. You may have sustained injuries that you are not aware of. Or, if you know you are hurt, you should definitely seek medical care right away.
Another reason why it’s important to seek medical care is to have evidence of your injuries. If you file a lawsuit, we can use your doctor’s notes to demonstrate that a medical professional diagnosed you with your injuries.
2. Speak to the business.
Notifying the business of your injury is important for multiple reasons. The business needs to know that there are hazards present on business grounds so that they can remove those hazards or prevent others from getting hurt. It’s also good to tell the business because they should contact their insurer to start the claims process. As long as the business has liability insurance, you should receive an offer to pay for your medical care (please do not accept any settlements until you speak to an attorney).
3. Contact an attorney.
Even if the business offers to take care of your medical care, it’s still a good idea to talk to a slip and fall attorney. This is particularly true if you believe that the business was being negligent and it lead to your injuries.
An attorney can examine the details of your accident and tell you if you have a potential lawsuit. If the business was not protecting patrons as it should and your injuries are serious, there is a good chance you could pursue damages successfully.
Contact a Slip and Fall Attorney at Henriksen Law Today!
The best time to call an attorney is right now. The closer we are to the accident, the easier it will be to investigate and get all of the facts. Also, hiring us will help take the stress off of you when it comes to legal considerations.
To get a free initial consultation, please fill out our contact form or give us a call today. Our team is standing by to answer your questions and help you get the answer you need. Please contact us now to get started!