If You’re Injured In A Slip And Fall
If you are injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall inside a store, business, or somebody else’s property, it is important to document and preserve the condition that caused you to fall. As the injured person, you will have the burden of proving what caused you to fall.
Most businesses instruct their employees that in the event a customer is fall and is injured in their store or on their property, to clean up any spills or other foreign objects that are on the floor as quickly as possible.
In cases involving uneven walking surfaces, cracked sidewalks, and/or unprotected holes in the floor, many businesses will have the defect repaired immediately. Part of the reason for this is that it makes it harder for the injured person to prove what caused them to fall.
Using a cell phone to take pictures is the best way to do this. Another important thing to do is to get the name and contact information for any people that either witnessed the fall or were able to see what caused the injured person to fall.
Having an independent witness who can confirm and describe the existence of the dangerous condition that caused the fall can many times be the difference between a claim being settled and a claim being denied.
Meet an Experienced Boca Raton Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one is injured in an accident, contact Boca Raton Personal Injury Lawyer at Glotzer & Kobren, P.A. at 561-300-6900 to discuss your rights. Serving Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Deerfield Beach & throughout Florida.