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3 things you need to do following a trip-and-fall accident

On Behalf of | Feb 8, 2022 | Personal Injury - Plaintiff |

Injuries relating to trip-and-fall accidents can happen at any time. If you sustain an injury that can be attributed to the property owner’s negligence, then you may pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party.

However, there are a number of things you need to do to build a strong case against the property owner and win the compensation you deserve. Here are some of them:

Seek treatment

Head injury, broken bones, back injury and soft tissue injury – these are just some of the injuries you can sustain following a trip-and-fall accident. While some injuries like broken bones may manifest immediately, others like brain and soft tissue injuries may take days or even weeks to become apparent. Seeking treatment as soon as you can is crucial for early diagnosis and treatment of your injuries. Additionally, seeking treatment immediately will also help you tie your injuries to the trip and fall accident. And this can be crucial when litigating your case.

Gather evidence

Trip-and-fall accidents are caused by slippery floors, torn carpets, loose cables, and poorly lit areas among other causes. Immediately following the accident, be sure to take as many photos as you can of the conditions that might have resulted in your injury. If you are too hurt to gather evidence on your own, ask any bystander or family to take the pictures for you. And if anyone witnessed the accident, be sure to take their statement as well as their names and contacts.

File a personal injury claim

Damages resulting from trip and fall accidents fall under personal injury claims. To be eligible for personal injury compensation resulting from a trip and fall accident in California, you must file your claim within two years effective the date of your injury. This is known as the statute of limitations.

A trip-and-fall accident can ruin your day or even life. Find out your options if you are hurt in a trip-and-fall accident that is attributable to someone else’s negligence.

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