Slip and fall accidents are usually complex cases. Even more complicated than most people think.
The business where the slip or fall takes place is not responsible for the customer’s injuries unless the business was negligent and that negligence caused the fall. For example, if a person falls at a business location but can’t pinpoint the cause of the fall, there is likely no claim against the business. Therefore, it is very important to get photos of the condition that caused the fall because the condition will likely be removed by the business immediately after you leave the premises.
Seek immediate medical attention from the scene and take an ambulance, if possible. If you aren’t able to personally get the names of people who were witness to your fall, find someone you trust to write them down for you. Understand you are not entitled to a copy of the store’s incident report, so giving the store a list of witness names does not mean you will later have access to those identities.
Call us immediately so we can determine if there is security or surveillance video before it is erased and be sure to write down immediately the identities of and any incriminating statements made by any employees of the business. If you aren’t able to physically do this, ask someone to assist you. The initial time after an accident is crucial to establishing the details leading to your injury.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a slip and fall accident, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation about your case. We are happy to assist you over the phone or at our office located in Port Richey, Florida.