You may be wondering what to do if you are involved in an indoor slip and fall accident. You can read about certain conditions that can lead to an indoor slip and fall accident in our article library. Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents are all too common. Although not all injuries resulting from slip and falls are severe, these types of accidents can lead to traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and permanent disability in some victims. If there is an injury to the spinal cord or brain, the resulting injuries can be life changing.Additionally, some slip and fall accidents will have immediate and obvious injuries. Other injuries, including some head injuries and soft tissue damage, may appear days or weeks following the initial fall. You should always seek immediate medical attention to determine what your injuries are after a slip and fall.Besides seeking medical attention, you or a family member should take pictures of the accident site. If you don’t do this immediately, the property owner may get rid of any evidence that indicates their liability which can seriously damage your ability to recover compensation.You will also want to make sure that you report your slip and fall accident. Report the accident to the owner or manager immediately. You can also file a police report concerning your slip and fall accident.If there were any witnesses to your slip and fall, make sure that you get their contact information. They can play an important role in proving liability.While all of these actions are important, consulting with a Chicago personal injury lawyer is another important step. They can help you determine liability, gather critical evidence, and fight for your rights after a slip and fall accident.
Hiring a Chicago Personal Injury Attorney
During this time, recovering from your injuries should be your main focus, not dealing with insurance adjusters and escalating medical bills. Retaining the legal services of a Chicago personal injury attorney can help you focus on getting better while your attorney deals with the insurance companies on your behalf.The Chicago personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. will help you monitor your medical expenses and work toward a settlement to cover all of the treatments you need to get your life back on track. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – 312-263-1080.