According to data provided by the National Safety Council (NSC), slip and fall accidents are to blame for around 8.9 million emergency room visits each year. These accidents can result in serious injuries that in turn may lead to medical expenses and lost income, as well as other economic and non-economic losses. When slip and fall accidents happen because of the negligence of another person, victims may be able to recover for their losses through a Georgia personal injury lawsuit. As a result, it is imperative that victims of slip and fall accidents do everything they can to protect their legal rights. Here are some things a person involved in a slip and fall accident in a commercial setting should do immediately following the incident:
- Report the Incident to the Manager or a Supervisor – After a slip and fall, you should report the incident to a manager or supervisor immediately. Comply with any reporting procedures that they may have, but be certain not to admit fault for the incident in any way.
- Document Information – Be sure to make note of the condition that caused your fall and any other hazards you may see. If possible, take pictures of the condition, and obtain contact information from anyone who may have witnessed your fall.
- Seek Medical Attention – After a slip and fall accident, it is important that you undergo a complete medical evaluation conducted by a medical professional. Properly diagnosing, treating, and documenting your injuries can make it much easier to establish causation and damages in the event of a lawsuit.
- Retain Legal Representation – A company may pressure you to admit fault or offer you an unreasonably low settlement offer hoping that you will give up your right to sue. Retaining an attorney will help ensure that you receive fair and just compensation for your injuries.
Contact a Corinth personal injury lawyer for a free consultation
Our lawyers are dedicated to helping slip and fall victims obtain recovery for their injuries, and work hard to secure to best possible outcome in each case we handle. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999.