Have you slipped on a curb and fallen flat on your back? It’s embarrassing and a bruise to your ego. You can fall anywhere – at your home, a friend or family member’s home, a store, an event. You may have slipped on a loose tile, in a pothole, or on a wet floor.

What do you do right after your accidental fall?

If you fall in a store, you probably have a store manager asking you questions as they dial for emergency service. The last thing they want is for you to walk away only to find out you’ve sustained injuries that go beyond a bruised ego.

  • Listen to what the store staff are saying. Be sure you understand what they are telling you about their account of your fall, make a mental note of whether their story differs from what you remember. Understand what they are telling you about your options to file a report or a claim. Take contact information from people at the scene including the store manager, staff, and other customers. They are your accident witnesses.
  • Take a deep breath. Taking a fall is stressful. You might not be sure of what happened. You might be in pain. Your head may be spinning. Stay on the ground and breathe. Your fall isn’t your fault.
  • Seek medical attention. Before thinking about gathering witness accounts, filing reports, or calling an accident lawyer, seek medical attention.

If your slip and fall bruises more than your ego, it might be time to call a slip and fall lawyer.

When is it time to call a Phoenix slip and fall lawyer?

In Arizona we have what is known as comparative negligence. That means the law recognizes that you and the property owner each have some responsibility for preventing your accident. You’re responsible for paying attention to obstacles and signage like “wet floor” and the property owner is responsible for keeping walking surfaces safe.

If you’ve taken a fall and are wondering if you need a slip and fall lawyer, contact Silkman Law Firm Injury & Accident Lawyer or call at 602-535-5899 for a free case evaluation.

Author: Alex Silkman
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Alex Silkman is the founder and managing member of Silkman Law Firm Injury & Accident Lawyer. He focuses exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death cases, with the goal of getting truly just results for accident victims and their families.