Slip and Fall

Slip and fall accidents occur on a frequent basis in Georgia. These accidents sometimes occur as a result of weather related conditions or from hazards that are present on a premises. Not all accidents occur because of wrongdoing. However, there are a percentage of accidents that occur each year as a result of negligence. Knowing the proper steps to take after this type of accident or incident preserves the victim’s right to relief and offers you or your loved one the best chance at recovering monetary compensation. If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall accident in the state of Georgia, contact the Persons Firm today.

After a slip and fall, the first instinct of many individuals is to get up walk away as quickly as possible. This is a common outcome, even in cases in which an individual is injured and is seen limping shortly after the accident. While falling in public can be embarrassing, especially in a crowded place, it is best that you follow these simple steps to ensure your greatest chance of recovery.

Report Your Injuries

While you may want to get out of the area as quickly as possible, avoid this as you may be ignoring the pain you are feeling in order to do so. Instead, you should get up only if it is possible to do so without causing pain or injury. If you do feel any type of pain, you should remain in your current position and seek assistance from a nearby customer or employee. It is very important to report any injury and follow any necessary protocol, such as filling out an incident report. If you do have the opportunity to fill out a report, take note of any fact that catches your attention such as the type of substance you fell on, the condition of the substance, and whether there were observable characteristics in the substance such as footprints, discoloration, or more.

Seek Medical Attention

If you or your loved one is experiencing pain, it is important for you to promptly seek medical attention. Do not forego medical attention in the hopes that you will feel better in the coming days or weeks. Not only does waiting to seek medical treatment give the person responsible for the accident a reason to discredit your side of the case, but you put your health and safety at risk.

Speak with an Attorney

While many slip and fall cases result in a settlement or a finding of negligence, each case turns on the facts and circumstances surrounding the particular incident. Many rely on stories from friends, family, and neighbors and inaccurately believe recovery is guaranteed. Obtaining relief for a slip and fall case requires an experienced attorney who can help you prove the elements of your claim. The attorneys at Persons Firm are experienced litigators who have helped various clients obtain relief for injuries associated with a slip and fall. Now, we want to help you. For a risk-free initial consultation, contact us today.