Although slip and fall or trip and fall accidents are one of the most common ways that people are injured as a result of another party’s negligence, it can be tough to win those cases. However, there are steps that can be taken to increase the odds of success in your case. If you have ever been injured in a fall in a public place, follow these steps and you are much more likely to prevail in your case.
First, protecting your health should be your top priority. Take all steps necessary to get the medical treatment necessary to heal. Your medical records may be important in your case to show that you suffered injuries in your fall.
You should also make a report at the location in which you fell. If you were injured in a retail store, hotel, or restaurant, let the manager know about your fall. Tell him or her clearly where you fell and what caused you to fall. Make a note of the employee who you spoke with, and if there is a written report prepared, get a copy of it. If you are too injured at the time of the accident to make a report, call as soon as you can to make a report of your fall.
Keep evidence of your fall. This includes a receipt that proves you were at the business on the day you fell, and your shoes and clothing that you were wearing at the time of your fall. Take pictures of the exact area where you fell if you are able. If someone witnessed your fall, get his or her contact information, and ask for a description of what happened.
Finally, contact an attorney. An attorney will greatly help a slip and fall victim in presenting his or her case. An attorney can help with settlement negotiations or can take the case to trial. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident in Beverly Hills, call attorney Conal Doyle at Doyle Law at 310-385-0567. He will help you pursue your case. Call today to learn more.