A Slip-And-Fall Accident May Be More Serious Than You Expect
Not all slip and falls happen just because someone is clumsy. Business owners and other property owners have an obligation under the law to keep their premises safe for the public.
If someone else’s negligence caused you to fall and injure yourself, we can help fight for fair compensation for your medical care and other damages. At Glenda Mitchell Law Firm, our lawyer helps Georgia and South Carolina clients with slip-and-fall cases and other premises liability cases.
What To Do After A Slip-And-Fall Accident
It can be hard to know what to do after a sudden accident, especially if you are in a lot of pain. Here are some other things you should do immediately after an accident:
- Pay attention to what caused your fall or another accident. If it was due to liquid on the floor, a broken railing or bad pavement in a parking lot, use your phone to take pictures if you can, or ask someone with you to do so. A property owner may make corrections right away, making it difficult for you to prove there were hazards when you slipped, tripped or fell.
- Report the accident to the appropriate authority. For example, if you fall in a grocery store, report it to a manager.
- Seek medical treatment and be sure to tell your doctor exactly what happened.
- Talk to an attorney.
Serious Injuries Often Follow A Slip And Fall
Slip-and-fall accidents happen quickly, and many may discount the harm they can cause, it was “just a fall.” But falls can be extremely dangerous if you strike your head. For the elderly, falls that cause broken legs or hips can lead to serious complications and serious health problems. If you have fallen, you should have a thorough medical examination to determine if you suffered any injury.
But the law governing who is at fault can be complicated, and the case can become very complex if the fall leads to a traumatic brain injury or another serious injury. We can help by building a strong case that demonstrates the property owner’s negligence and shows the injuries that you suffered as a result.
Contact Us For Help After A Dangerous Premises Accident
A slip and fall can lead to very serious injuries. Don’t delay if you have been hurt. We offer a free initial consultation with our attorney. In Georgia, call our Cartersville office at 770-694-1883. In South Carolina, call our Greenville office at 864-326-3073, or use our convenient form.