THREE THINGS THAT YOU NEED TO FILE A SLIP AND FALL CLAIM
What you need to file a slip and fall claim
The last thing that you would imagine happening to you is falling over a kitchen appliance lying on a sidewalk. Yet, that’s what happened to one of Linden Law’s clients. The accident resulted in a fractured wrist which required surgery and Linden Law won the client $200 000 in terms of compensation.
While that sounds like quite a bizarre story, anyone can slip and fall on someone else’s property due to a number of reasons, including stray kitchen appliances. If this happens to you, you can decide to file a claim for compensation for your medical bills, any lost wages due to days off work and for any other damages and suffering caused by the accident, providing it was due to the property owner’s negligence.
What do you need to file a slip and fall claim?
There are three simple things that you need to do:
- File an accident report,
- Take pictures
- Preserve evidence.
File an accident report
If you slipped and fell in a store, you can do this by talking to the manager of the store. It’s important that your version of the accident is documented, including information of all your injuries and everything that took place at the time of your accident. Be sure to get a copy of the accident report.
Take pictures of the scene of the accident, the shoes and clothes you were wearing, and any physical injuries you sustained.
Start by getting the contact details of eyewitnesses so that your lawyer can contact them later for a statement, should the case go to court. If possible, secure and preserve the item that caused your fall. Keep a record of all your medical bills as well as medical reports from your doctor regarding any injuries you sustained that needed treatment.
If you ever slip and fall on someone else’s property due to their negligence, call Linden Law at 212-804-8440 for a free consultation.