Obviously, if the injury is severe, call an ambulance and seek medical attention immediately. If the pain is strong but palatable, plan on seeking medical attention as soon as possible, but you also want to try to document your surroundings and the incident as best as you can. This means take plenty of photos (if what you tripped and fell on; of the area surrounding where you tripped and fell; of your injuries). Also, you want to file an incident report with the manager (note the names of any staff you speak to). If there were any witnesses, it would be helpful to father their name and contact information as well. Then, call a slip and fall lawyer at 305-931-6666 or 954-523-8292. Don’t talk to an insurance adjuster or sign anything until you have spoken to your trip and fall attorney.
Your trip and fall lawyer needs to investigate what type of maintenance was needed where you fell, was the lighting adequate? is it likely that the tripping hazard existed for a significant period of time where the staff should have known that it existed and failed to take corrective action? have you ever traversed the area where the trip and fall took place? Were you carrying objects or wearing shoes that could have contributed to the trip and fall? Were there any witnesses?
Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA are experience trip and fall lawyers that have represented many injured clients for over 90 combined years. Call 305.931.6666 or 954.523.8292 to speak to a trip and fall lawyer immediately. Evening and weekend appointments are available.