Many people have experienced the embarassment following a fall at a business. The natural response is to immediately jump up and walk away as if nothing has happened. Falls can cause serious injuries; however, and may have been caused by the negligence of a business owner or its employees.
Although seemingly obvious, take a look at the ground to determine what caused you to fall. Take a picture of the foreign substance on the ground and/or your wet or soiled clothing. Insurance companies will deny after the fact that there was ever anything on the ground. They will blame your shoes or claim you were under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Make sure you fill out an incident report. If you did not prepare one at the time, return to the business to make a report. Seek medical treatment and report the cause of the fall to your doctor. Watch for additional symptoms to appear in the days following the accident. You will likely experience the most pain days after the accident.
Contact an Attorney to Represent Your Rights as an Injured Victim
Here at Jones Wilson, LLP, we've made it our mission to defend the rights of those injured due to the negligence of others. From our office in Henderson, we're able to serve the entire Las Vegas community. If you've been injured due to a slip and fall, call us today at 702-405-6000 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.