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What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident
In most cases, when you are involved in a slip and fall accident, you are probably pretty flustered. It can be hard to keep your head in the immediate aftermath of an accident, but it can make a huge difference for the outcome of your lawsuit. For the best results, there are a few things that you should do immediately after you have been involved in a slip and fall accident.
Slip and Fall Accident and Premises liability
Premises liability(Colorado Premises Liability Statute § 13-21-115, C.R.S) is the aspect of Colorado law which most slip and fall injuries fall under. The owner’s negligence will have to be proven and if so, you could be entitled to compensation. This compensation can help with medical bills, time missed from work, and other possible setbacks. It is important to determine causation with any accident and especially important to determine causation with a slip and fall accident.
Slip and Fall Accident Steps to improve your claim
The following is a list from our slip and fall attorneys of the steps you should take after your accident:
- Check out the area – Consider what caused the fall in the first place, if anyone else witnessed the fall, conditions of the environment, etc. If you can, it is also a great idea to take photos as soon as possible. Having information about the condition of the property is incredibly important to your case.
- Make a record of the fall – If the accident occurred in a store or business, be sure to speak with the supervisor or manager. Have them make a detailed report of the incident.
- Ask witnesses for contact information – If your fall has occurred in a public place, it is always a good idea to get the names, phone number and addresses of anyone who has witnessed it.
- Contact a slip and fall attorney – Contacting a slip and fall attorney right away, especially if the accident resulted in an injury, is the best way to ensure you’ve done everything you can to get the outcome you desire.