What to do after a Monmouth County Slip and FallSlip and fall accidents can happen anywhere and can happen for a variety of reasons. Slip and falls can occur because of a dangerous condition in a parking lot, accumulation of snow and ice or a slippery and wet surface. Slip and fall accidents occur in supermarkets, retail stores, worksites and in rented apartment buildings. Regardless of the exact reason for a slip and fall accident, individuals should be aware that there are certain steps they should take if they have suffered from a slip and fall.
Medical Attention and Safety
Obviously the most important thing to do after a slip and fall is make sure you are safe and free from any continuing danger or hazard such as a fall in a parking lot where vehicle traffic is occurring. If you cannot move you should call for help. If you are injured or another person is injured, you should call the police or emergency personnel, so they may offer assistance and provide the proper medical care.
If possible, obtain the names of any witnesses and or take photographs of the dangerous condition that caused the fall. Documenting exactly what occurred and why it occurred is important for any claims that may need to be filed in the future. A photograph of the exact condition is very good evidence moving forward.
Seek Legal Advice
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident and are considering filing a claim, you may wish to seek legal advice in regard to your options moving forward. Our Monmouth County slip and fall attorneys represent individuals who have been injured in slip and fall accidents. Our lawyers offer a free initial consultation. Additionally, our attorney will not be paid a legal fee unless we successfully recover monetary compensation on your behalf. Call us today.