Slip and fall accidents are among the most common types of accidents we face. In fact, most of us will slip and fall several times in our lifetimes, and sometimes little to no harm is done. However, every fall has the potential to cause catastrophic injury, and if your fall is caused by someone else’s negligence, the emotional pain can rival the physical trauma. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, please contact the Palm Beach slip and fall attorneys at the Romano Law Group at 561-533-6700 for a complimentary consultation.
A slip and fall accident is a type of premises liability accident that can be caused by something as obviously culpable as a wet walkway or as surprisingly dangerous as a broken step. If you experience a slip and fall accident, it’s important to take every precaution to ensure your personal well-being, as you may already be at great risk for a personal injury. Here’s what to do if you’ve slipped and fallen.
1.Remain calm. You may be tempted to lash out at the irresponsible party for their negligence, but this is a time to protect yourself. Limit your communication, and don’t assume or admit any personal responsibility for the accident.
2.Seek medical help straight away. Call 911 if you need emergency care, and make sure that your injuries are documented by the medical staff.
3.Report your injury. Make sure that the store manager, landlord, or property owner is made aware of your accident, and ask him or her to make a report. Be sure to obtain a copy of the report.
4.Collect evidence. If possible, take photos with your cell phone of the location where you fell. Those photos will carry time stamps to corroborate your account. Also, be sure to collect the contact information of any witnesses, and when you get home, keep the shoes and clothes you were wearing in a safe location. They may be needed for evidence.
5.Call the Romano Law Group to discuss your slip and fall case with an experienced lawyer.
If someone else’s carelessness has resulted in your suffering a slip and fall injury, you have the right to seek compensation. Please contact the Romano Law Group at 561-533-6700 to schedule your free consultation with one of our Palm Beach slip and fall attorneys.