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4 Steps to Take Immediately Following a Slip and Fall

If you are injured in a store as a result of a slip and fall injury, store employees and their insurance companies are seeking to gather information from you that can be used in court.  These same insurance companies may try to push you to settle quickly, often before you know the extent of your injuries.  Knowing what to do immediately after your injury can make the difference between winning and losing your case.  Many of these you will want to do before finding a slip and fall attorney in San Antonio. Get Medical Attention If your accident resulted in an injury that requires treatment, the most important thing to do is to take care of yourself first. Be aware that some injuries may not present themselves immediately.  If you begin to feel pain or your mobility becomes limited, make an appointment with your doctor immediately.  You will want to establish the time line between the accident and onset of pain.  This discussion will help your physician to determine whether the two are related. Retain the Evidence Physical evidence can go a long way in supporting your case.  The clothes you were wearing may contain evidence of the material which caused your fall and the amount present at the site of the accident. Take pictures as soon as possible.  Photographs will help to preserve the layout of the site of the accident. Take notes about what happened.  Jot down the timeline of the events and who was present as soon as possible.  These notes can also be helpful to your attorney when evaluating your case. Avoid Social Media The store will be looking for information to support their case against you should it go to court.  This evidence includes comments you make on social media.  Until your case is complete, it’s best not to say anything. Don’t Speak with the Store’s Insurance Company The insurance company may call you and request a recorded interview session.  Their hope is that they can direct their questions in such a way that your answers downplay the severity of your injuries.  This recording can be used against you during court proceedings as they now have evidence of you speaking about the event in your own words. If you need a slip and fall attorney in San Antonio, please feel free to contact us to discuss your case.