Best practices for preparing your slip and fall case.
The steps taken immediately after a slip and fall accident are crucial to building your case and collecting compensation for your injuries. If you neglect gathering evidence or speaking to an attorney, you may be left with medical bills you shouldn’t have to pay, or even income and employment issues caused by your injuries.
Immediately after a slip and fall accident you should inspect the cause of the fall, and who’s responsible for it. If there was water on the floor you should check for a wet floor sign, or if there was a display someone could easily trip over, you should find out who was in charge of its placement. Walking away from the scene of the accident without gathering any information about the premises is a surefire way to lose your case.
You may be approached by a representative of the premises upon which you were injured shortly after the accident. If you are offered a cash settlement in order to prevent the case from going to court, do not accept it. Your winnings in court will most likely be more beneficial to you than the amount they are offering now. You may also forfeit your case if you take the money, as the company will be able to prove that you agreed not to take legal action against them.
Keeping the details of your case private is crucial to preserving its credibility. Avoid posting anything about your case on social media or discussing the details with anyone besides your lawyer or close family and friends. Anything you say regarding your case may be used against you in court. Therefore, it is incredibly important that you limit the information you tell others about it through any medium of communication.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a slip and fall accident, our team of lawyers at Cohen & Cohen are standing by to help you. Contact us today to determine how we can help you win your case.