You might not associate a slip and fall with serious injuries, but the reality is that these incidents can change our lives in the blink of an eye. An unexpected fall can result in fractures, broken bones, and other serious, permanent consequences.
If your fall was caused by the negligence of another party, it is critical that you seek legal assistance immediately. Our Orlando slip and fall lawyers at Angel Law Firm, PL can assist you in situations where you have been injured as a result of a foreign substance on the floor, defective construction, poor maintenance, or any other scenario where hazardous conditions resulted in your fall.
We can help you explore your legal options, including pursuing a personal injury claim to cover your damages. If you need help contact our slip and fall attorneys in Orlando Florida today.
What To Do Immediately After a Slip and Fall Accident in Florida
A slip and fall accident can occur in a private or public place. Your first instinct might be to leave the scene, as a wipeout can be embarrassing. However, it is important that you remain at the incident site to gather evidence and file an official report.
Get Medical Attention If Needed and Document Your Slip and Fall Accident
If you believe you may have suffered serious medical injuries as a result of the fall, do not hesitate to call 911 and summon emergency responders. Should you not need immediate medical attention, take a moment to evaluate the incident site and attempt to determine what caused the fall. If at all possible, try and take photos of the problematic elements (such as a broken handrail or slick surface). Be sure to exchange contact information with anyone who witnessed the fall, as their testimony could be important in an ensuing personal injury claim. Any documentation you can provide will help your slip and fall attorney make a stronger case.
Contact the Property Owner and File a Report of Your Slip and Fall Accident
Next, find out who owns or manages the property where the fall occurred. Ideally, you should do this before leaving. Once you have located them, explain what occurred and request to file an official report. Many commercial properties will have policies and procedures in place for these incidents. Smaller operations and private properties may not. Insist upon filing some sort of written report (and keep a copy for yourself). Should no reports option be available, you can instead procure an email or mailing address and send your own report detailing what happened.
Contact an Orlando Slip and Fall Lawyer
Be careful about speaking to any insurance company representatives, including those from your own company. If you intend to pursue a personal injury claim in a slip and fall accident, you should consult with an experienced slip and fall lawyer before making any recorded statements to an insurance adjuster.
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