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5 Things You Should Do After Having a Slip & Fall

5 Things You Should Do After Having a Slip & Fall

If you are severely injured on someone else’s property because of a dangerous condition that should not be there, you’re probably not thinking about what you need to be doing to preserve a legal claim. Nonetheless, there are certain steps that you can take that will help strengthen or preserve your potential legal claim based upon Georgia’s premises liability laws.

  • Report the incident to the property owner.
  • Take photographs.
  • Obtain medical treatment as soon as possible.
  • Talk to witnesses and get their contact information.
  • Ask the business to preserve any videos or other items.

Report the Incident to the Property Owner

I have had clients fall at a store or other business and not report the incident at all because they were so embarrassed or were in so much pain when it happened.  Reporting the fall or incident immediately at the scene is the best case scenario for preserving your “slip & fall” or premises claim. Failing to report the claim does not completely eliminate it, but it does make it more difficult to prove that the fall or incident even happened.  Reporting the incident usually causes the property owner to create an incident report that describes what happened; even if the property owner denies responsibility for the incident, an incident report is evidence that it happened…Read More.

Betty Davis

About the Author Betty Nguyen Davis is an Atlanta attorney who solely focuses her practice
on plaintiff’s personal injury work. Betty is consistently recognized by her
peers as a top attorney in Georgia by Super Lawyers...Read More