If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident, it’s important to remember a few key steps. First and foremost, if injured, seek medical treatment immediately to ensure proper care and to document any injuries. Make sure you report the accident to the manager or owner where the slip and fall occurred. Document all interactions related to your slip and fall including date and time, where it occurred, who was there, conditions at the time of the fall, and any other pertinent information. If possible, take photos of the exact location of the fall and if there were witnesses, get their contact information as well. And, if considering taking legal action due to a serious injury, contact a personal injury attorney to find out your options. Learn more about slip and fall injuries.
In New York State you generally have three years from the date of the slip and fall to file a personal injury claim due to a slip and fall injury. However, it’s best to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after the fall to collect key evidence and determine if you have a case. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact us for a free consultation.