If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident on another’s property, there are steps you can take to help your case in the direct aftermath of the accident and in the months that follow.
Slip and falls are created by dangerous conditions that businesses and landlords should avoid creating. These accidents can cause serious injury or aggravate existing injuries.
Follow these steps after your accident to help your recovery:
Take pictures at the accident scene. One of the hardest factors to prove in a slip in fall is the cause of the slip. Taking pictures at the scene—i.e. the liquid on the ground or the unevenness of the floor—will be crucial to your claim.
Seek all medical attention needed. It is understandable if you believe at first that you were not injured badly, yet later discover that the injury is painful and affects your life and job. Do not let such a circumstance convince you that you do not have a valid claim. It is also important to follow the doctor’s advice with regard to treatment and medication.
Stay off social media. When something traumatic happens in your life, you may be tempted to announce the news to friends and followers. This is almost always a mistake. Social media posts can be used in a number of ways against you in court or settlement negotiations. For example, pictures of you being physically active may be used in an attempt to discredit your version of the injuries or pain you experience.
Keep notes about your accident and recovery. Unfortunately, slip and fall cases can take years to resolve, although your attorney may able to speed up this process. During this time, memories fade. However, one of the keys to a full monetary recovery is the ability to paint a detailed picture of the accident and the resulting injuries. When keeping a log of your recovery, include details like events you could not go to because of your health restrictions and the way your injuries have affected your job.
Contact a Lombard, IL Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
The experienced DuPage County slip and fall attorneys at Mevorah Law Offices LLC will work hard to get you the monetary damages you deserve under law. By holding owners responsible for the dangerous conditions found on their property, lawsuits like this keep stores and other places safer for everyone.
Contact our firm at 630-932-9100 today to set up your free first meeting.
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