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What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident in Virginia

When you enter a commercial property or someone else’s personal property, you assume that the owner has taken the proper precautions to ensure your safety. However, if negligent property management has caused you to slip and fall, you may have the right to compensation.

What you do immediately following your premises accident can have a major impact on the outcome of your case. Although you may feel overwhelmed, it is important to follow these steps:

  • Seek medical attention. Your well-being should be your first priority. Seek proper medical care for your injuries. Then, you will have documentation if you choose to pursue compensation for medical bills.
  • Report the accident. As soon as an accident occurs, you need to report it to the building’s manager, owner or landlord. Have them make an official report of the accident and obtain a copy for your records.
  • Take photos. If you have photographic evidence of the place where you fell and what it looked like at the time of the accident, you will have evidence to support your claim of negligence.
  • Collect witness information. Any witness testimony can support your case. Collect their names and phone numbers so they can help corroborate your story.
  • Take notes. Write down everything you remember from the accident, from the location and the circumstances to the weather conditions and what you were wearing. All the information you can remember can help your case.

After you take all of these important steps, the next thing to do is contact an attorney. Slip and fall cases are often difficult to prove. With the help of a knowledgeable Charlottesville attorney, you can hold negligent property owners responsible and get the compensation you deserve.

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