Most people know that you can make a claim for damages if you are injured in a fall. However, there are important steps to take right after your fall to make sure your claim is successful. Take these steps seriously and protect yourself by hiring a personal injury lawyer to help!
Where Did You Fall?
After a fall, do your best to note the address of the nearest property and any nearby landmarks. This is important for making your claim against those responsible for your injuries.
Hire a lawyer! A personal injury lawyer will know how to start your claim and the court procedure for correcting a claim if it is learned later on that it was made against the wrong person or organization.
Tell Your Municipality
If you fell on public property, you must give notice to your municipality within 10 days. Contact your municipality and tell them the details about your fall so that you do not lose your right to make a claim.
Hire a lawyer! Act fast and hire a personal injury lawyer before the end of the 10 days and they will send the required notice letter to the municipality on your behalf. If you did not provide the required notice before contacting a personal injury lawyer, they can deal with that issue so that your claim can be issued.
Collect Witness Details
If you are able to after a fall, get the name and contact information of any witnesses. A witness can help support your claim, but they will be of no help if you do not get their contact information.
Hire a lawyer! A personal injury lawyer will know how to appropriately contact witnesses and gather the information they have.
Stop Wearing and Store Your Shoes
The type of shoes you were wearing at the time of your fall and their condition will be important for your claim. After a fall, you must stop wearing the shoes to preserve them and it is a good idea to take pictures of them too. Label your shoes and keep them somewhere safe so that they are not thrown out or lost in a move during the time of your claim.
Keep Track of Medical Visits
After a fall, you may visit more than one hospital or clinic so it is important to keep notes of where you went and when. Records of the medical treatment you received for your injuries will be important for supporting your claim.
Hire a lawyer! A personal injury lawyer will protect you from disclosing irrelevant medical information. They will request your medical records on your behalf so that they can be assessed and used to support your claim.
Alam Law Office Can Help
The lawyers at Alam Law Office have many years of experience dealing with slip and fall claims. If you are injured in a fall call our 24/7 Emergency Line at 1-877-245-0541.