Monday, August 8, 2016

How to Handle a Slip and Fall Accident

It has been found that falls account for over eight million hospital emergency room visits. If you experience one of these accidents, you can get compensation for your injuries. However, before you can make a claim, you need to follow these specifics. 

Report It

After falling, whether it is in a place of business or residential area, you need to report the accident. Talk to the manager or owner as quickly as possible, letting them know how you fell down and what injuries were sustained. They should then document the incident so that they can take measures to ensure other people don’t get injured the same way.

If you fail to report the fall, it will be as if the incident never occurred. You’ll also want to obtain a copy of the report so that you have proof, and the managers can’t just dispose of it themselves.

Hire an Attorney

If the fall leads to severe injuries, you should contact an Oklahoma slip and fall lawyer. This professional can then conduct their own analysis and gather the necessary evidence to prove the slip and fall accident occurred, and that it caused the injuries you sustained.

Your attorney would also need access to your medical records to use as evidence.  Another option is to settle out of court, saving you time and money. This requires your lawyer to work closely with the lawyer of the responsible party.

Slip and fall accidents can affect your life in many ways. Handle them with grace by knowing what your options are legally and financially.

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