Seek Medical Treatment

A slip and fall accident can result in a number of debilitating and even life-threatening injuries, such as brain trauma or pelvic fractures. Some injuries, however, may not be immediately apparent. Examples include a concussion or certain back injuries.

A thorough and prompt medical examination can protect your long-term health and wellbeing. This step also is crucial for those victims wishing to take legal action against a negligent property owner or occupier as it :

Continue to stay in contact with your health care providers and follow your doctor’s instructions to the best of your abilities. This includes abstaining from work or other physical activities until you have been cleared to do so.

Report the Accident

Report your accident to the proper local authorities. Ask for a copy of the accident report. Notify the property owner or occupier of the accident and hazard. Ensure you have secured photos or other evidence of the hazard before the property owner has a chance to remedy the defect.

Contact a Slip and Fall Lawyer

Hire a slip and fall lawyer as soon as your injuries allow. A lawyer assumes all responsibilities in handling your claim, including filing all necessary notices and requesting and reviewing evidence for your claim. An experienced lawyer can also help with determining :

Questions to ask a potential lawyer may include:

Most law firms offer free case evaluations. Use them as your opportunity to select a lawyer who is best suited for your case. Questions to ask during the initial interview include :

Many personal injury law firms offer their services on a contingency basis, wherein you pay only if you win your case.

Preserve Evidence of Your Accident and Injuries

Slip and fall accident claims carry a heavy burden of proof. You must be able to prove the owner or occupier committed negligence by failing to maintain a reasonably safe premises. Evidence is crucial in proving negligence, liability and damages. Examples of evidence may include:

A lawyer will also assume this time-consuming aspect of your claim. Do You Have a Valid Slip and Fall Accident Case? Our firm is ready to review your situation and answer your questions at no cost or obligation to you. Call us today at 905-265-1005 to schedule a time that is convenient for you, but don't wait too long. The law grants us a limited timeframe in which to file a claim against an negligent entity.