Palm Coast Slip and Fall Lawyer
Have you fallen in a store, restaurant or on the sidewalk in Flagler County?
If so, it is important to preserve the evidence at the scene of the accident. One of the best things you can do after a slip and fall is to take a photo of the area where the accident occurred. If there is liquid on the ground or a crack in the sidewalk, these can be cleaned up or repaired after the accident leaving your case difficult to prove. Taking a photo of the scene will help preserve your case. I help people in Palm Coast, Bunnell and Flagler Beach seek recovery when they are injured in a slip and fall accident.
Get Names and #s of Witnesses, Seek Medical Attention and Contact A Lawyer
If there are witnesses politely ask them for their name and phone number. They may be hesitant to cooperate but let them know it is just as a precaution
Seek Medical Attention
I generally see two types of reactions to a slip and fall. The first is when someone falls and breaks a bone or hits their head and loses consciousness. In these cases an ambulance is usually called so medical help comes to the victim. The second and more common scenario is when a victim falls and hurts themselves but due to the shock and embarrassment they want to leave the area as quickly as possible. In these cases the person goes home and simply wants the incident to pass. Unfortunately once the emotions and shock wear off, the pain arrives. Sometime it is hours later or the next morning. It is important to seek medical help as soon after your accident as possible because you cannot always determine the extent of your injury without and proper evaluation.
Contact a Flagler County Slip and Fall Lawyer
I would be pleased to represent you in your slip and fall claim. There are many important steps to take in the days immediately following a slip and fall accident to protect your legal claim. Some of these important actions include examining the premises before any repairs or changes are made, preserving evidence and protecting your right to recover.
Protect the Evidence
In the modern world there are very few commercial or public establishments that do no not have some form of video monitoring. One of the first steps to take in your slip and fall case is to protect or secure any video recordings. This is generally done through a formal letter to a company or their insurance company. It is important to keep them from destroying or "losing" a video tape or incident report.