Accidents & Personal Injury Blog

Elements of a Slip and Fall Claim

Any time someone suffers an injury because a business, homeowner, or municipality did not take good care of their property, the accident victim may have grounds for personal injury lawsuit.

In order to be compensated for a slip and fall injury, it is necessary to show that:

  1. An injury occurred.
  2. The injury would not have occurred if the property was properly maintained.
  3. The property owner and/or caretaker knew, or should have known, that there was a hazardous condition on the property.

Steps To Take After Suffering A Slip & Fall Accident

If you have suffered a slip and fall related injury, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. These injuries are often much more serious than they first appear, and not seeking treatment can have a lasting, negative impact.

The next thing to do is contact an attorney with experience handling slip and fall cases. There is a lot of evidence that should be preserved to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation possible. , An experienced personal injury attorney can handle  this task so you can focus on healing.

For example, an attorney will be able to request security camera footage from the day of the accident, take pictures of the accident scene that illustrate the dangerous conditions or show repairs have subsequently been made, and collect all the medical records that will be necessary to file a successful claim.

Do not hesitate to seek the help of an attorney regardless of  how minor your injury may seem. There is no financial downside for seeking help since personal injury cases are typically handled on a  contingency fee basis. This means that unless other arrangements are made, you will only pay an attorney fee if your case is successful.

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