Tips From A Minnesota Injury Attorney After A Slip And Fall

by | Mar 11, 2019 | Legal service

The winter season in Minnesota is problematic for slip and fall accidents in icy parking lots, on walkways, and even when coming into a building after being outside. However, slip and fall accidents can happen anytime, both indoors as well as outside.

If you are injured in a slip and fall, consulting with an injury attorney is important if the injury is significant, but it is also important to know what to immediately after the accident occurs.

Go to the Doctor

If you are involved in a slip and fall accident in Minnesota, it is important to seek medical attention from your doctor or at an emergency treatment center. It is essential to tell the doctor and have it noted in the file that the cause of the injury was the slip and fall accident.

Failing to see a doctor and have a medical record of the injury and the pain can damage your case. At the very least, delaying a trip to the doctor gives the defense attorney the opening to claim the injury happened in another location since immediate medical attention was not requested.

Take Pictures

One of the most useful pieces of evidence an injury attorney can use in a slip and fall case is a picture of the area. If possible, take pictures of the surroundings, including any obstacles, water, areas of damaged floor or surface that contributed to the accident.

It is often important to note what is not in the picture, such as warning signs or indicators of a wet floor, caution tape or other types of safety features. Be sure to be accurate with the pictures and take in the complete area for a clear perspective.

Get Witness Information

Another valuable source of information on the slip and fall is from witnesses to the accident. Get the name, address, phone number and email of everyone who was a witness. In most situations, the injury attorney follows up later to request a statement if required to prove your case.

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