In the heat of the moment after you’ve been injured from a slip and fall, it can be easy for your judgment to be clouded. Many people involved in slip and falls may experience a sense of hesitation as they try to comprehend what just happened and determine the most logical steps moving forward. Some people may feel embarrassed, and try to brush it off.

What to Do After a Slip and Fall

If you’ve been hurt in a slip and fall, the following steps are crucial:

  • Take care of yourself. Seek the medical help that you need to recover, and do so immediately.
  • Report what happened. Report it to the person in charge of the property where you fell, whether that’s a store owner, apartment landlord, or employer. Insist that an incident report be made, and ask for a copy.
  • Be levelheaded. Allowing yourself to get emotional during your communication with the person in charge can hurt your case. Try to stay calm.
  • Take photographs of the site. Especially if you are the only person who slipped in a particular spot, there’s a good chance the conditions will change by the time it can be examined by a professional. Take pictures of the site and be as detailed as possible. You can use your cell phone to take photos.
  • Collect information from witnesses. It may be intimidating to ask complete strangers for their names and contact information, but their firsthand witness of the account can be invaluable to proving your case.

The final step, and a very important one is to get in touch with an attorney. After you’ve gathered a solid record of where the accident occurred and the contact information of people who can help, it’s time to pursue financial recovery.

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Slip and Fall FAQ

Many people don’t anticipate being seriously injured in a slip and fall accident, but the fact is that it can happen almost anywhere. And, many times, it could have been prevented. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall, you may be asking some of these common questions:

  • What kind (and how much) compensation can I realistically pursue?
  • Could this accident have been prevented? If so, what can I do?
  • What information do I need to give to my insurance company?
  • How long do I have to file a claim after my accident?

These questions and many more are frequent ones that victims of slip and fall accidents may ask. Getting the answers without the help of experienced attorneys can be complicated, difficult, and time-consuming. Instead of putting yourself through extra hassle, contact our team for a consultation. Initial consultations are free and no obligation, so reach out to us to get answers today.

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Slip and Fall Attorneys in Columbus, Ohio

Rinehardt Law Firm is the answer to your personal injury. Our team of attorneys and case managers have represented clients in in Mansfield and throughout central and north central Ohio for years. We treat every new client like they were part of our family by providing clear communication, building a strong relationship, and using our experience to provide legal guidance that’s in their best interests. We offer free consultations with no obligation, so don’t hesitate to contact our team about your legal matter.