More than 500,000 people a year are injured in slip and fall accidents. In fact, in Kansas City, slip and falls are the most common reason for emergency room visits. Nationwide, at least 15,000 people a year will die from their injuries.
After a slip and fall accident, your first concern will be your injuries. You’ll want to see a doctor and make sure that you are ok. Sometimes symptoms don’t show up for a few days, so if any new symptoms occur, you should call your doctor right away.
If you’ve been hurt in a slip and fall accident at a business or other public facility, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries. Depending on the situation, this compensation may include damages for past and future medical bills, past and future lost earnings, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and even property losses.
There are things you can do to help your case. Of course, getting medical care comes first, but if you are able to, following these steps can protect your personal injury claim:
1. Write down what you remember about the accident.
2. Get names and phone numbers for all witnesses
3. Save any evidence, for example the object that caused the fall.
4. Report the accident to employees at the business.
5. Don’t sign anything until you’ve spoken to and had it reviewed by a lawyer. You don’t want to give up any of your rights.
But, most importantly, get the medical help you need!
Remember, there are time limitations for filing a personal injury claim. And, it’s always best to see a lawyer while the facts of the accident are still fresh in your mind.
If you have been injured in a fall and think you have a Kansas City personal injury claim, contact Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys. Our personal injury attorneys have more than 15 years experience representing personal injury victims in Missouri and Kansas. If you have any questions, we will gladly discuss your case with you and there is no obligation. Call us toll free at 888-348-2616.