When you are walking down an aisle in a Phoenix store, you are of course looking at various products on shelves and trying to decide what to buy. Unfortunately, if you fail to notice a spill that was not cleaned up or items that were left blocking your path, you may suffer a slip and fall accident. Should this happen, you may suffer broken bones, cuts and bruises, a concussion, or other injuries. If this is the case, there are various steps you should take as quickly as possible to make sure you maintain the possibility of gaining financial compensation for your injuries.
Get Medical Treatment
Once you suffer your accident, always get medical treatment as fast as possible. Since you will likely be seriously injured, get initial medical treatment at the scene of your accident. Afterwards, go to a hospital to get additional treatment for your injuries. By doing so, you will protect your health and have your injuries documented by doctors, which can be crucial should you file a personal injury lawsuit.
Take Photos of the Scene
If you can, make sure you or someone who may be with you take photos of the accident scene and any visible injuries you suffered from the slip and fall. For example, if a spill was not cleaned up or items were left in the aisle, take photos of whatever it was that led to your accident. Also, if the area was dark due to a lack of lighting, take photos of this as well.
Don’t Admit Fault
Perhaps more than anything, do not say anything that implies you were at fault for the slip and fall accident. Should you simply say “I’m sorry” to a store employee, they may say you admitted fault for the accident, making it more difficult to win your personal injury case.
Since it will be critical to have expert legal representation in these cases, never assume just any lawyer can help you gain compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Therefore, schedule a consultation today with experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at Tobler Law.