What Should I Do After an Austin Slip and Fall Accident?
One of the most common types of accidents in Texas, including in Austin, involves a person slipping and falling. Slip and fall accidents oftentimes occur in places like stores, restaurants, and other types of businesses. If you ever find yourself the victim of an Austin slip and fall accident, you need to understand what you need to do to protect your rights and interests.
Report the Incident to a Manager
Immediately after the accident, you need to report what happened to the manager or other appropriate employee of the establishment where the incident occurred. Make sure you obtain the name and title of the individual to whom you report the accident. Never admit any fault when you report the accident to a manager or other supervisory staff member.
Document the Accident and Accident Scene
You need to document the accident as thoroughly as possible immediately after it occurs. This includes taking a video or photos of the accident scene itself. In addition, take a video or photos of any injuries you sustained because of the accident.
As part of the documenting the accident scene, obtain the names, contact information, and a statement from anyone who witnessed the accident. You might want to consider videoing this information.
Obtain a Medical Evaluation
Depending on the severity of a slip and fall accident, you may need to go to the hospital directly after the incident. If that is not the case, it is imperative that you see a doctor nonetheless. The reality is that not all injuries associated with a slip and fall accident are immediately recognized.
Therefore, for the sake of your own health and well-being, you need to be examined by a physician. In addition, a medical evaluation is necessary if you elect to pursue an insurance claim or even a personal injury lawsuit as a result of a slip and fall accident. This evaluation can be vital evidence in an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit arising from a slip and fall accident.
Contact an Experienced Austin Personal Injury Lawyer
Pursuing an insurance claim, or a personal injury lawsuit, in the aftermath of a slip and fall accident can prove to be a complicated task. You best protect your legal interests by retaining the services of a skilled, experienced Austin personal injury lawyer, like a member of the legal team at Briggle & Polan, PLLC. Indeed, you should consider seriously retaining legal representation before you have any discussions with an insurance company representative about your claim for compensation following an accident.
You can schedule an initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer from Briggle & Polan any time that is convenient for you by calling the firm. During an initial consultation, an experienced slip and fall accident lawyer will provide an evaluation of your case. You will be able to obtain answers to any questions that you may have about your case. There is no fee charged for an initial consultation with a member of the legal team from the firm. Contact us today for a free consultation at (512) 400-3278.