Common Mistakes After a Slip and Fall Injury

To ensure your rights are protected, watch this video about the common mistakes after a slip and fall injury that you need to avoid. Contact our office today.

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Question:

What mistakes should I avoid after a slip and fall injury?

Answer:

Common Mistakes After a Slip and Fall InjuryMistakes often happen in the beginning of a slip and fall case. When you first fall, whether at a retailer or a fast food restaurant, you may not realize in the moment that you’re going to be involved in a personal injury case. These are mistakes that you can and should avoid, however, to protect your case. The primary mistake that clients make is not making a report. They slip and fall, they get hurt, they’re embarrassed… and they don’t bother to go speak with anybody in charge. If you’ve fallen within the last 48 hours and you’re looking at our website, go back to that store and make a report.

The second mistake people make is they don’t preserve evidence. A lawyer can help you with that. We can send out a letter and ask for the preservation of surveillance video, for example. Videos can get erased, so you want to make sure that the owner preserves the video.

A third mistake people often make is not taking any photos to document the scene. Capturing photographic evidence of what caused your slip and fall is essential to your case. Three years from now when you’re in front of a jury, you want to have that photo to describe what caused your injury.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured due to a slip and fall in Georgia and have questions about the common mistakes you should avoid after an accident?
Contact the experienced Georgia slip and fall lawyers at Princenthal, May & Wilson, LLC, today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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Out of Town Legal Resources

The other day someone called our office looking for help with a slip and fall claim in Virginia. We don’t practice in Virginia, but we found this personal injury lawyer in Vienna, VA that did a great job with their online legal resources. If you or a family member is ever injured in a slip and fall in Virginia take a quick look at their online slip and fall injury resources.