Published On: Tue, Feb 19th, 2019

What To Do When You Slip And Fall

Slip and fall accidents are all too common. While many of these incidents occur as a result of weather conditions like rain, sleet, snow, or ice, they can and do happen indoors. In fact, individuals suffer falls in private houses, apartment building lobbies, business foyers, parking lots, supermarkets, restaurants, and stairwells.

Regardless of where your accident took place, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. At the Law Office of Peter Briskin, we recognize that a slip and fall accident can have devastating effects on an individual’s health and even impact a person’s ability to work and earn a living. Learn more about what to do after you or a loved one suffers a slip and fall accident, along with how our team can help.

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Protect Yourself After an Accident

Some people mistakenly assume that slip and fall accidents only impact the elderly. However, the truth is that these incidents can affect anyone from children to seniors and may result in devastating consequences. Along with cuts and bruises, slip and fall victims may suffer broken bones, joint issues, and even head injuries and concussions. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall, don’t hesitate to seek immediate medical attention.

The first thing you should do after a fall is go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital to be examined by medical professionals. Doing this ensures your injuries will be diagnosed in the proper manner. It is important to then follow up with the recommended physicians upon discharge from the hospital.

Along with taking steps to document your injuries, it’s wise to take pictures of the scene. If you’re with a friend or family member at the time of the accident, consider asking them to take smartphone photos of the site while you pursue medical attention. This evidence can be incredibly important down the line in proving that you were the victim of someone else’s negligence. It also fixes the appearance of the dangerous condition as it existed at the time of your fall.

Additionally, you should see if there are any witnesses around who can verify your version of events. If your fall took place in a business, ask around to see if any of the other customers or employees witnessed the incident. Whenever possible, take down their names, phone numbers, and email addresses so that we can contact them at a later date. If possible, report your accident to the owner of the property or an employee on duty so that your presence at the location can be recorded.

Contact the Law Office of Peter Briskin

At the Law Office of Peter Briskin, we know that accidents can happen at any time of the day or night rather than just during business hours. With that in mind, we’re available 24 hours a day to support injury victims in New York and New Jersey.

Ready to secure the compensation you deserve? Fill out our accident inquiry form or call to speak to a member of our team. We look forward to serving you.

Author: Ahsan Sajjad

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