How to Help Yourself (And Your Lawyer) When You’re Injured in a Slip or Trip and Fall

How to Help Yourself (And Your Lawyer) When You’re Injured in a Slip or Trip and Fall

How to Help Yourself When You’re Injured in a Slip or Fall<br />
If you, or someone you know, has been injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall, there are certain things that can be done immediately after the incident that will be invaluable should a lawsuit become necessary in the future. For example:

Take photographs of the area of the fall;

Take photographs of the footwear you were wearing at the time of the fall;

Take photographs of your injuries;

Keep the footwear you were wearing at the time of the fall – do not continue to wear them, do not throw them out!;

Record general information about the fall, such as:

  • Where you were coming from and going to;
  • Who you were with;
  • Time of day;
  • Weather conditions;
  • How the fall happened;
  • Your injuries; and
  • Names and phone numbers of any witnesses.

Start marking down fall-related hospital attendances and medical appointments on a calendar or diary;

Speak to a lawyer immediately about your rights and responsibilities regarding the incident;

These are just a few of the things that a person involved in a slip and fall/trip and fall should do.