Mistakes to Avoid After a Slip and Fall Injury
Learn about the mistakes to avoid after a slip and fall injury by watching this video by an experienced Edmonds injury lawyer.
Question: What should I avoid doing after a slip and fall injury?
If you’ve been involved in a slip and fall incident in Washington, there are certain mistakes we want you to avoid. First of all, do not walk away from the scene without documenting it. Take pictures if possible. Nowadays, many people have cell phones, so that’s easy to do.The second thing to do is get medical attention right away. In fact, we had a potential client call us the other day, and she was involved in a slip and fall accident in a supermarket. She slipped and she did not fall down all the way. What happened was she grabbed onto the grocery cart, but she still twisted her knee. Although she thought it was a slight sprain, she didn’t seek medical attention. Several days later, her knee gave out on her.
Her doctor attributes the knee giving out to the original incident at the super market, but now we’re having problems with the insurance company because it was not documented at the supermarket, and she did not seek medical attention right away. It’s very important to see a doctor right away, no matter how minor you think the injury is. The third thing to avoid is speaking with the insurance company that will ultimately call you and try to get a statement from you that paints a bad picture for you.
Were you or a loved one injured by a trip and fall and have questions about the mistakes to avoid after a slip and fall injury? Contact an Edmonds slip and fall lawyer at Certa Law Group today for a free confidential consultation. Let our experience work for you.
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