What Should You Do When You Slip and Fall in a Store?
Slip and fall accidents frequently occur in various Tampa stores. But just because you slipped and fell in a store doesn’t necessarily mean that you can automatically hold the store liable for your accident. You can only hold the store liable for your accident if their (negligent parties may include an employee, the manager, store owner, etc.) negligence in maintaining and operating the store contributed to or caused you to slip and fall.
Depending on the circumstances that led to your slip and fall accident, proving negligence on the store’s part may be simple or difficult. This is why you should take the necessary steps to safeguard your claim.
Report The Slip and Fall Accident to The Store Right Away
You must report your slip and fall accident to the store manager or owner as soon as possible. When talking about the accident, however, be careful of what you say. The store personnel may twist your words and use them against you when you file your claim later. Just stick to the facts of the slip and fall accident. This includes where exactly you slipped and fell and what caused it.
Go to The Doctor As Soon As You Can
After suffering a slip and fall injury, you might feel some aches and pains and think that they’ll go away after several days. But many slip and fall injuries are more serious than they seem initially. Likewise, the shock of slipping and falling can cause an adrenaline rush that can hide pain and other symptoms of an injury.
However, if you don’t seek prompt medical attention right after the accident, the store may argue that you were probably not as injured as you’re claiming to be or that your injuries were caused by a pre-existing medical condition or another accident. Getting medical attention after your slip and fall accident will generate a valid record that will prove you sustained your injuries in the slip and fall.
Talk to a Tampa Slip and Fall Attorney
A slip and fall lawsuit or insurance claim will require solid evidence to succeed. Above all else, your case hinges on the fact that the store owner acted negligently and that their negligent actions caused your slip and fall. For instance, if you slipped on a spill that the store failed to clean up within a reasonable amount of time, you can hold them liable for getting injured. This action is considered negligent since the store owner failed to meet the legal duty of care that reasonable individuals would’ve met to ensure your safety on the store’s premises.
Working with an experienced Tampa slip and fall attorney can review your case, determine if you have a valid claim, prove fault, establish liability for your injuries, and pursue fair compensation on your behalf.
Get Legal Guidance from a Skilled Tampa Slip and Fall Attorney
To find out more about your legal rights and options for financial recovery, contact Tragos, Sartes & Tragos now. Arrange your free consultation with our Tampa slip and fall attorney by reaching us online or calling 813-223-6405