What happens after you fall on someone's property?

Slip-and-fall accidents can happen literally anywhere. From working on someone's roof and falling to slipping on wet pavement, it's possible to slip and fall in most places.

What makes for a good slip-and-fall case is when the accident happens as a result of a business or homeowner's negligence. For example, if you slip and fall down outside a friend's home because they failed to fix wobbly stairs that they knew about, then you may be able to hold them fully liable for your injuries. Similarly, slipping and falling on a wet floor that has no signage could result in a business being held liable.

What should you do if you slip and fall on someone else's premises?

The first thing that you should do is make sure that the business owner or homeowner is informed of the incident. Of course, if you are badly hurt, calling 911 from the premises should be enough to alert them to the accident. Even if they aren't there to witness it, the police who arrive at the scene will likely take a report and need to speak with the property owner.

Once help arrives, it's best to go with the ambulance to the hospital. There, you should have a full medical exam, making sure to identify the injuries that you've suffered and to get documentation of them for your insurance claim. After this, you can reach out to your attorney for help making your claim as you focus on recovering from your injuries. They can take over much of the legal work, so you can handle your personal affairs.

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