5 Actions that Can Protect You after a Slip-and-Fall Accident

After slipping and falling, taking these actions can empower you, helping you protect option for financial recovery, a St Louis personal injury lawyer reveals.

After slipping and falling, taking these actions can empower you, helping you protect option for financial recovery, a St Louis personal injury lawyer reveals.

Slipping and falling down can break bones, can cause head injuries and can harm people in other ways. While it can be easy to feel unlucky or victimized after a slip-and-fall accident happens, however, knowing what steps to take can empower you, helping you take the right actions to protect a future claim – and your possible entitlements to financial recovery.

So, the following outlines some of the general things to do if you ever slip and fall and there’s a possibility that other’s negligence was involved.

When you are ready to get on the path to justice and compensation following a slip and fall, contact a St Louis Personal Injury Lawyer at Ryan R. Cox & Associates, LLC.

After Slipping & Falling

  1. Get checked out by a doctor ASAP – Your injuries may be far more extensive than you realize due to the likelihood that you are experiencing shock and/ an adrenaline rush following the fall accident. So find out how badly you were hurt and get the treatments you need to start healing. Seeing the doctor will also result in a report documenting the severity of your injuries soon after the accident. This can be helpful later when trying to establish the harm you endured.
  2. Report the fall if necessary – If you fell in a restaurant, retail setting or some other public venue, report the fall to the manager on duty. If you fell in a government building, report the accident to security and/or a supervisor. The point of this is to make sure that the business or entity responsible for the area where you fell generates its own report regarding the accident. Again, this may be useful later in documenting your actions – and their responses.
  3. Take pictures of the accident scene – If you are able to following the accident – or within hours or days of the accident, take pictures of the area where the accident occurred. The sooner this can happen, the better, as this can document the conditions that may have contributed to the fall, backing up your version of events in the future.
  4. Keep doctor’s bills and correspondence from insurance companies – If you start accumulating doctor’s bills or receiving letters (or other correspondence) from insurers, keep everything. It can also be wise to keep a call log if you end up speaking with insurers on the phone following your accident. All of this documentation and evidence can come into play in a future slip-and-fall case in various ways.
  5. Consult with a lawyer – The next steps to take in your situation as you get on the path to compensation will depend on the details of your case. And an experienced lawyer can help you figure out what your best actions are for proceeding in order to protect your interests and maximize your financial recovery.

Contact a St Charles & St Louis Personal Injury Lawyer at Ryan R. Cox & Associates, LLC

If you have been hurt in a slip and fall – or in any type of accident that occurred at a risky or dangerous property, contact an experienced St Charles & St Louis personal injury lawyer at Ryan R. Cox & Associates, LLC to find out more about your options for financial recovery.

Call our firm at (636) 946-6886 or toll free at (855)772-5291. You can also email us using the contact form on this page.

 

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Ryan R. Cox & Associates, LLC

Ryan R. Cox & Associates, LLC is a litigation law firm that represents individuals and families in serious personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout Missouri. We help people who have been injured in all types of accidents—including car or truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and much more. Whether your injury is something that can cause long-term issues like a brain injury or spinal cord injury, or it is something you’ll likely make a full recovery from, we are here to help.

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