Wet Floors Accidents
Wet and slippery floors are incredibly dangerous, especially if they are flat and even surfaces. Once you hit the ground after a bad wet floor accident, a number of things can happen. In addition to bruises, you may experience fractured bones and other complications. The number one cause of slip, trip, and fall accidents is wet floors. When you get injured in a slip and fall accident at no fault of your own, you can receive compensation for your damages. Your slip and fall attorney will review your claim to identify how much you should receive for your settlement. Contact Hipskind and Mcaninch Attorneys to get a free consultation now.
Type Of Injuries You Can Experience In A Wet Floor Accident
When you slip and fall, you can easily injure any part of your body from the impact. Injuries you might experience the following injuries:
Hitting the floor can cause you to smack your head on the ground or on nearby objects. This can cause a concussion, hemorrhaging, and other forms of brain injury.
Spinal Cord Injury
A slip and fall accident can send you to your back, causing you to injure your spine. Spinal injuries can include slipped discs, pinched nerves, back pain, and paralysis.
Broken And Fractured Bones
You might fracture or break bones in your hands, wrists, arms, or legs when trying to catch your fall. This is especially true if you are falling from a tall height.
When you fall, you can put a strain on your neck muscles which results in soreness and neck pain.
You may be cut by sharp objects during your fall. You can also cut yourself if you fall on a hard surface such as pavement or cement.
What You Should Do After A Wet Floor Accident
As soon as you have been injured, you should do the following:
Receive Medical Attention
Once you have been injured, call 911 or see a doctor. They will review your injuries and start your medical treatments. Medical bills will also be useful for your attorney, who can later use these expenses as proof.
Notify The Premises Owner
Explain to the premises owner you were injured so they are aware you have been harmed. You will need the contact information from both the premises owner and their insurance company.
You must take pictures of the place you were injured to demonstrate how the slip and fall accident happened. Take pictures of anything that may have contributed to your injury. For example, obstacles and other hazards. Be sure you take pictures of all of your injuries as well. This will be undeniable proof of how you have suffered.
Get Contact Information From Eye Witnesses
If anyone observes you being injured, collect their contact information. Your attorney can contact them to get a testimony. Their observation of your injury will be used as additional evidence.
Speak To Your Attorney
You can work with an accident attorney to help you initiate your settlement claim. Their guidance can prevent you from making common errors. For example, claimants may agree to cash offers far less than they deserve. Many claimants also make the mistake of accepting a small settlement sum that is insufficient to cover their damages. Your attorney will investigate your injuries and collect evidence to support your settlement. They will also estimate damages accurately so you receive maximum compensation.
When Should I Talk To A Premises Liability Attorney?
Never delay initiating your settlement claim. After you receive medical treatment, contact your attorney to begin. You have two years from the date of your injury to seek compensation. They can direct you through the settlement claim process and begin investigating. Once your attorney has enough evidence, they can begin negotiating a settlement on your behalf. Your attorney will also represent you in court if the other party refuses to settle. They work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay after you have won a settlement. Call Hipskind and Mcaninch for a free consultation.