5 Steps to Take Following a Slip and Fall Accident

Slip and fall accidents happen all too often. Property owners are responsible for making sure there are no hazards on their property that could harm visitors, both invited and uninvited. Slip and fall accidents can lead to serious injuries, such as broken bones, impalement, drowning and many other injuries. Today, we will take a look at the steps you should take following such an accident.

1. The first thing you must do is seek medical care. If you are not seriously injured, you can take yourself to the hospital or the doctor. If need be, call 911 so that police and EMTs can respond to the scene and administer care. The police will also write an incident report.

2.  Report the accident to the property owner or manager. Make sure they know exactly what happened, when it happened, where it happened and the details of the injury. If you can, take pictures of the hazard and share them with the property owner or manager.

3. If there were witnesses to the accident, make sure you speak with them about what they saw. Ask them to remain at the scene to give a statement to police. Gather their contact information so you can give it to your attorney.

4. Start a file that holds all the documents related to the case. This should include police reports, pictures, medical records, medical bills and written statements from any witnesses.

5. Avoid posting on social media about your injury, the accident and any other issues related to the case, as this could hurt your chances of recovering compensation for your injuries.

Now that you know the steps to take following a slip and fall accident in Wisconsin you can prepare for the worst. Make sure you are always paying attention when walking around town or properties so you can be on the lookout for hazards that can cause you an injury.


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