The single most important thing to do after a slip and fall accident is to seek medical attention and obtain treatment for your injuries. Even though you may have other concerns, none of these concerns takes precedent over your health. If emergency responders come to the scene, get evaluated and follow their advice; they may treat you at the scene or recommend a trip to the hospital. Or, you may need someone to take you to the emergency room or to your primary care physician. Talk to an Orange County slip and fall attorney for advice about proceeding after you accident.
Once your health has been seen to, there are other steps you can take to ensure your California slip and fall claim is properly handled. Collect any evidence you can, including witnesses’ contact information; you may need to call them for their perspective on your accident. Talk to the employees on the property and take pictures so you have as much information as possible on how your fall occurred. Also, be sure to report the hazard or condition which you believe caused your accident to the on-duty manager.
If you believe your slip and fall accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may wish to consult with a premises lawyer regarding your accident and injury. An experienced Orange County slip and fall attorney can help you process the information you have collected and explain your options for legal action.
For a free, confidential case evaluation with an experienced injury attorney, call Russell & Lazarus at (800) 268-9228.