A Seattle personal injury attorney shares what actions you should take after a slip and fall injury—as well as actions you should avoid doing altogether.

What should I do after a slip and fall accident? What should I avoid?

 

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You need to take several important actions after a slip and fall accident—and you also need to avoid a few common mistakes. Let’s take a closer look at what you should and shouldn’t do after you have injured yourself on someone else’s property.

What you should do after a slip and fall accident

  • You should alert the management and the police after a slip and fall—and you should immediately get the medical assistance that you need.
  • You should collect evidence from the accident, including taking pictures of the scene and getting the contact information of all witnesses.
  • You should follow up with your doctor and be sure to report any new or continuing symptoms and health issues.
  • You should speak to a personal injury attorney about your case if you need assistance with your personal injury claim.

What you should not do after a slip and fall accident

  • You should not apologize after your accident and injury.
  • You should not leave the scene of the accident without reporting it or asking for medical assistance.
  • You should not give a recorded statement to the insurance company without first giving yourself time to assess the situation and speak to a lawyer.
  • You should not “let it go” just because you are embarrassed or because you are recovering; if you deserve compensation for your injury, fight for it.

Remember: a personal injury attorney can help make sure you take the right steps and avoid the wrong ones. To request a free, private case evaluation with Seattle attorney Andrew Kim, call our office today at 1.800.636.3676.