Although it’s normal to get caught up in the immediacy of your or your loved one’s injuries after a slip-and-fall accident in Orange County, it’s important to spare a few moments to protect your rights to pursue compensation later. Here are three simple, easy-to-remember steps to take if you or a loved one is injured in a fall on someone else’s property:
- Don’t speak with the insurance company or sign any documents. If you’re in doubt, or if you’re just still in shock, it’s a good idea to wait to speak with the insurance company until you have a better idea of what happened and how serious the injuries are. Hold off on signing any documents until you’ve reviewed them with an attorney.
- Keep thorough records. Collecting and keeping important information can make a big difference down the road if you do decide to pursue compensation. Get names and contact information for all witnesses and other parties involved, keep track of any communication you receive, and carefully document your medical care.
- Seek legal guidance—even if you don’t ultimately choose to hire an attorney. Once the initial crisis has passed, review your situation with an experienced Orange County personal injury attorney. An initial consultation with most attorneys is completely free, lets you get solid answers and direction, and puts you under no obligation to ultimately hire the attorney.
The experienced Orange County injury attorneys with Russell & Lazarus represent injured victims in California, and we would be happy to meet with you in a completely free, no-obligation, initial consultation. Please reach out to us today at 1-(949) 851-0222 for more answers and more information.