<img class="size-full wp-image-81 alignleft" style="margin-left: 25px; margin-right: 25px;" src="http://www.elocal.com/content/legal-expert-network/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/InjurySlipFall3x225.jpg" alt="slips and falls" width="225" height="150"/If you have become injured due to a slip and fall accident, you may be able to sue the owner of the property where the accident occurred.
Slip and fall lawyers represent victims who become injured through an accident that occurred due to negligence on the part of the premise or property owner. This is a specific area of personal injury law and requires the expertise of a personal injury and premise liability lawyer.
The owner of a public property has the responsibility of ensuring that the public is adequately protected from slips and falls. This includes making needed repairs in a timely fashion, installing warning signs or closing off areas that are unsafe, and placing signs that designate an area has been recently mopped and may be wet while floors are drying. If the owner fails to enact these safety methods they may be held liable for neglect if someone is injured.
If you fall and suffer an injury in a public place, your first step is to call the police and file an accident report. This report will be very beneficial should your case go to trial and is a very valuable piece of evidence because it is taken right at the scene of the accident.
It is also a good idea to write down in your own words what actually happened. Because this is a fresh and immediate account of the events, it will be far more detailed and accurate that what you will remember at a later date.
Contact a doctor immediately. Many people have delayed going to the doctor and essentially lost their rightful compensation due to the fact that it is difficult to prove a week or two later that your injuries occurred on the date you claim.
The steps to remember are…
Always file an accident report, write your own account of what transpired, go to your physician or emergency room.