All restaurants, stores, and other public places have the responsibility of keeping their property safe for their customers. Any time there is a dangerous condition within the property, the company should work to eliminate the hazard as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, this does not always happen.
The most common injury that customers experience at a store or other public area is one developed from slipping and falling. Whether the accident was caused by a spill, uneven surface, or other factor, it is important to hold the facility responsible for putting you in danger.
Follow these steps to receive protection if you slip and fall in a company’s property:
- Seeking medical attention is always the first step. Whether you have a minor or severe injury, be sure to get checked by a doctor or rushed to the hospital, respectively. Though it may not appear that you have a serious injury, it is still important to ensure that no medical attention is necessary.
- Following the accident, try to speak with the store manager/owner and demand that an incident report is created. This report should include information on where and how the fall occurred. An incident report provides the details necessary if dealing with the property’s insurance company or getting your medical bills covered.
- Getting in contact with a lawyer at Franks & Rechenberg, P.C. is a crucial step to receiving protection and benefits. Your attorney will help you generate a powerful collection of evidence regarding the fall. Take photos of where the accident occurred and of your injury. Get a copy of the company’s video surveillance at the time and scene of the accident. Also retrieve a copy of any medical records regarding the injury. Your lawyer will utilize this evidence to see if you are eligible for compensation.
If you experience a slip and fall accident on store property, Franks & Rechenberg, P.C. is here to guarantee you a smooth recovery.
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