First Steps To Take After A Slip-And-Fall Accident

Slip-and-fall accidents are a form of premises liability — an accident which occurs on someone else's property due to their neglect or lack of maintenance that put you at risk. These injuries can range from minor scrapes and bruises to a head injury, broken bone or brain damage.

When you suffer slip-and-fall injuries in Connecticut, trust Mark H. Pearson, Attorney at Law. When you consult my practice, I work personally with you to hold the property holder accountable for your injuries. After your accident, be sure to take these first steps to ensure your rights are protected throughout the legal process.

1. Seek medical attention

Especially if you suffered a serious injury, such as a broken hip or back injury, medical treatment is critical. If you don't seek immediate medical treatment for your injuries, the other party could use that against you in court. You could also risk exasperating your injuries, leading to higher costs that the court will not reimburse. If you do not have a medical provider, I can help you find one who can provide the treatment you need.

2. Don't talk to the other party

If you try to resolve the issue yourself, attempting to negotiate a settlement with the other side before consulting an attorney, you could say something that could hurt your case. You should never try to represent yourself in personal injury cases — you should be focusing on getting well, and leave the legal and financial challenges to an experienced attorney.

3. Contact a personal injury lawyer

In order to maximize the compensation you receive to cover all of your medical expenses and pain and suffering, you need an experienced attorney by your side. With over 30 years of personal injury experience, I walk you through every step of your case to ensure you are treated fairly and the other side is held accountable.

Schedule A Free Initial Consultation Today

The last thing you should worry about following your injury is the legal process of obtaining compensation. I help you get started with a free initial consultation. Call my office in New Haven at 800-251-5597, or reach out online to schedule your appointment.