What to Do in Case of a Slip & Fall Injury
Report the accident to a person in authority by document (email or letter) as soon as possible
If a report is made by the owner/manager of the place you fell, get a copy of the report. Private residence, report it to the home owner and if it is a place of business, report it to the most senior person available. Lastly if it is a public place, report it to the town/city.
Use your smartphone and get pictures of the scene along with date and time of accident.
Take pictures of yourself, your shoes and clothes. Package your shoes and clothes securely as they may be needed as evidence.
Figure out what caused the fall by examining the area, your shoes and clothes.
Find out if there was a warning about the hazard e.g. a Wet Floor sign.
Get names and contact information of witnesses
Accept medical attention as refusing to do so may not convince insurance companies or a jury that you were hurt.
Get the names of your medical institution and medical care providers. Note the tests, treatment and medication you received. Keep all documents and invoices.
Contact your attorney and give details of your matter. The attorney will handle insurance, and the other parties.
Refer all phone calls and contact from insurance companies to your attorney.