There is a reason why so many companies in Alabama take extreme measures to protect their customers. However, slips and falls are not 100% preventable and those who do suffer on may end up with severe injuries. Thus the following includes further information about the steps people should take after being injured in this manner at a business establishment.
Among the first things that occur after a slip and fall is an investigation of the accident and the accident’s location. Understanding the location and what caused you to fall is an extremely important part of filing your initial claim. This will provide notification of the party that should be held responsible for the accident.
Evidence & documentation
One of the most important things you can do after a fall is to document everything. For example, if you notice water, oil, or certain obstacles, then it is important to ensure that you or someone else takes pictures of the area. It is also advised to keep the shoes you wore that day as the opposing attorney may want to accuse you of using the wrong type of shoes.
A common challenge that people who have slipped is proving that the business in which they were located knew and understood the dangerous conditions present at that moment. Premises liability is the legal term under which your case is brought, and it is vital for you and your attorney to prove that the business owner knew about the danger and did not take the appropriate actions to correct it.