There are several things you can do right away after a slip, fall or other premises-related incident to protect your legal rights. You should, in general:
1. Seek Immediate Medication Attention.
It is important to seek immediate medical attention after an accident. Your health is your most important concern. You may have serious injuries that need prompt treatment.
2. Collect Evidence At Each Scene Of The Incident
As long as you aren’t too hurt to do so you can gather information from the scene to support your claim for compensation. This is easiest done by taking pictures using your smartphone. Take photos of everything. This includes the exact spot where the accident took place, the surrounding area, your injuries and any damage to personal or clothing items. Also, make sure to include any other information that might be connected to the injury.
Ask for the names and contact information of anyone who witnessed what happened. These witnesses may be able provide vital testimony to support your personal injuries claim.
3. Avoid Common Mistakes
We see too many cases where accident victims make simple mistakes that are avoidable and limit their ability to receive just compensation. This includes making mistakes such as failing to follow doctor’s orders, giving recorded statements and accepting settlement checks without knowing the full extent of the financial, emotional, and physical damage. We don’t want you to make these errors. During your initial consultation, we will help to explain what you can do to protect your rights.
4. Contact Our Tampa Slip & Fall Injury Lawyers To Discuss Your Question
It is in your best interest to consult a premises liability attorney immediately after you have sought treatment for your injuries. Our skilled premises liability lawyers can quickly assess your case and conduct an extensive investigation to determine if you are eligible to file a claim for financial damages.
Florida law sets strict deadlines for seeking compensation after a premises-related accident. It is possible to obtain the evidence necessary to prove the business or property owner’s negligence if you wait longer to seek help. The bottom line is that the sooner you contact us, the greater your chances of winning a claim.
This post was written by Kelly-Ann Jenkins of Jenkins Law P.L. Kelly-Ann is a St Petersburg Personal Injury Attorney She focuses on personal injury, car accidents, and bicyclist injury. The information on this site is not intended to and does not offer legal advice, legal recommendations or legal representation on any matter. Hiring an attorney is an important decision, which should not be based on advertising. You need to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your individual situation.
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