Slip and Fall Accidents

How to Prove Injury for Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents happen all of the time.  If you slipped, fallen, and injured yourself on commercial property, there are factors you need to consider.  First, did the accident occur at a grocery, retail store, or business?  You may be due compensation for the injuries that you have sustained. However, just how do you prove slip and fall accidents?  More specifically, how do you prove it if no one was around to witness what happened? There are many thousands of property injuries and cases won every year.  Either in court or through settlement, fair compensation is won to cover treatment for injuries.  Treatment may include any rehabilitation and lost wages. However, in order to maximize the compensation deserved from slip fall accidents, one must do the following to prove the injury.

Report Accidents Immediately

While you may be embarrassed about falling, you need to overcome that feeling . You need to report what happened immediately to the owner or management of the location. If you have been injured seriously enough to call for an ambulance, that event will be properly recorded. However, if you are still mobile and just need minor treatment, you still will need to inform the management of what occurred.

Always Document Slip and Fall Accidents

Using your smartphone or cell phone camera, take pictures of the area where the accident occurred. If it was a place with liquid on the floor or something out of the ordinary, be sure that you fully document the conditions.  Each document should show what happened, including witness statements. You will need this evidence in the future to prove your case of negligence against the company.

Negligence is when someone or some entity fails to do everything reasonable to make an area safe for traversing in the case of slip and fall accidents.  For example, if a water spill caused the slip and fall, was  it left untreated?  Were signs warning danger posted?  The areas that presented a hazard that were not addressed are examples of negligence.

You may be given some forms or directions of the company’s procedure of what to do for slip and fall accidents.  Make sure to gather that information. Before you act, you will need to take another step...

Seek Out an Attorney

Even if you are offered compensation immediately, it pays to seek out the services of an attorney. Your initial conversation will be a free one.  Our attorneys will listen to what you experienced.  They will advise you on how their services will help you get just compensation for what occurred.

Next, your attorney will file a claim against the responsible entity or their insurance company.  They will use the documentation that you have. This will include the evidence, photos and contact information of any witnesses. Plus, all the bills associated with the treatment of your injuries are documents.  Also, all evaluations by physicians for any future treatments need to be collected.

A True Professional

"Joseph Dawson is a truly professional and experienced attorney. I highly recommend using the team's services in case you get injured in a car accident."
5.0
2017-08-02T10:55:55+00:00
"Joseph Dawson is a truly professional and experienced attorney. I highly recommend using the team's services in case you get injured in a car accident."

Won a Great Recovery on My Behalf

"Joe handled a personal injury matter for me. He won a great recovery on my behalf! I always knew where I was at throughout the entire process since his communication with me was very frequent. The entire process occurred in a very timely manner. I would highly recommend Joe to anyone who is looking a for a quality and experienced personal injury attorney!"
5.0
2017-08-02T10:56:54+00:00
"Joe handled a personal injury matter for me. He won a great recovery on my behalf! I always knew where I was at throughout the entire process since his communication with me was very frequent. The entire process occurred in a very timely manner. I would highly recommend Joe to anyone who is looking a for a quality and experienced personal injury attorney!"

Knowledge of Case Law Was Impressive

"Joseph Dawson is one of the most detail oriented, prepared attorneys I've ever had the privilege to try a case against. His knowledge of case law was impressive and I learned a lot from having him as opposing counsel. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a quality personal injury attorney."
5.0
2017-08-02T10:57:19+00:00
"Joseph Dawson is one of the most detail oriented, prepared attorneys I've ever had the privilege to try a case against. His knowledge of case law was impressive and I learned a lot from having him as opposing counsel. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a quality personal injury attorney."

He Won Full Recovery on My Behalf

"I hired Joseph Dawson on a recommendation from a friend to handle my personal injury matter. Not only did he win full recovery on my behalf, but he guided me step by step throughout the entire process. I always knew what was happening since his communication was very frequent. The case did not drag on for years rather it was very quick!! His compensation fees were fair. I would highly recommend Joseph Dawson."
5.0
2017-08-15T08:50:20+00:00
"I hired Joseph Dawson on a recommendation from a friend to handle my personal injury matter. Not only did he win full recovery on my behalf, but he guided me step by step throughout the entire process. I always knew what was happening since his communication was very frequent. The case did not drag on for years rather it was very quick!! His compensation fees were fair. I would highly recommend Joseph Dawson."

I Would Use Dawson Again in a Heartbeat

"Mr. Dawson came highly recommended and did not disappoint! Promptly returned phone calls, explained things to me at every juncture, and got the results he predicted. I would use him again in a heartbeat - excellent attorney!"
5.0
2017-08-15T08:51:23+00:00
"Mr. Dawson came highly recommended and did not disappoint! Promptly returned phone calls, explained things to me at every juncture, and got the results he predicted. I would use him again in a heartbeat - excellent attorney!"

Result was Outstanding

"I was a victim of telephonic stalking. Mr. Dawson was prepared at the very first attorney client interview. He was already fully versed in the subject matter I eventually retained him for. The result was as outstanding as the preparation at the first meeting. My objective as a client was more than fully accomplished."
5.0
2017-08-15T08:52:18+00:00
"I was a victim of telephonic stalking. Mr. Dawson was prepared at the very first attorney client interview. He was already fully versed in the subject matter I eventually retained him for. The result was as outstanding as the preparation at the first meeting. My objective as a client was more than fully accomplished."
5.0
6

GET A FREE CONSULTATION

Submit for an Immediate Free Consultation with one of our Attorneys.

NO FEE UNLESS WE WIN YOUR CASE!




  • YesNo


Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE

(954) 467-2100
110 Tower, 110 SE 6th St #1900
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Get Directions

Miami

MIAMI

(954) 467-2100
80 SW 8th St Suite 2000
Miami, FL 33130

Get Directions

West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach

(954) 467-2100
2054 Vista Pkwy Suite 400
West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Get Directions