Three Things to Do after a Minnesota Slip and Fall Accident
Slip and fall accidents can affect anyone in virtually any situation, putting us all at risk. Furthermore, whether you are 18 or 80, a slip and fall accident can result in surprisingly serious injuries, including hip fractures, traumatic brain injuries, or nerve damage. Because of the potential losses that slip and fall accident victims can experience, it is critical for them to do everything possible to protect their rights.
Here are three steps that you should take after a slip and fall accident to maximize your chances of recovering compensation.
Make Sure Your Accident is Documented
Making sure that your accident is properly documented is one of the most important steps in making sure that you can recover for your injuries. If your accident took place in a commercial establishment, talk to the manager and request a copy of any incident report that was prepared. If your fall was the result of an obvious hazard, take a picture of it if you are able to. Finally, ask anyone that witnessed your accident for contact information.
See a Physician
You should always see your doctor after a slip and fall accident, regardless of whether or not you believe that you are seriously injured. There are some injuries that may initially seem minor but linger for week or months, while other may not become symptomatic at all for a significant period of time after the accident. Seeing a doctor will ensure that your injuries are identified, treated, and that an official record describing the extent and nature or your injuries is created.
Retain Legal Counsel
It is important for all slip and fall accident victims to retain an attorney. The representation of a lawyer will help protect your legal right to recover and ensure that any settlement or award you receive adequately compensated you for your losses.
Call a Minnesota Slip and Fall Lawyer Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation
If you have been hurt in a slip and fall accident that occurred on someone else’s property, you should have your case reviewed by an attorney right away. To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers, call McEwen & Kestner, PLLC today at 651-224-3833 or contact us online.