Slip & Fall Accidents

Slip and Fall while on the Job? Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer in Traunton, Fall River, or New Bedford, MA

Slip and Falls are not uncommon, but they are very difficult to litigate. An experienced personal injury law firm such as Dussault & Gomes may be able to help you recover damages from your fall.

Property owners are liable for what happens at their location and are responsible for the safety of those who come on their property. If you’ve been hurt in a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation.

What you should know:

• Document precisely what happened during the accident that caused the injury

• Keep a detailed record of what harm/injuries are a direct result of the accident

1. Keep Records

After the accident, you should record all events that took place and include the time, weather conditions, who was present, and how the incident occurred. Document the extent of your injuries (both physical and mental), including the effect of your injuries of your everyday life such as work, school, social or personal life. Keep track of doctor, therapist visits, time missed from work, canceled events and the effect on your relationships.

2. Preserve the Evidence

Preserving evidence from your accident will be extremely helpful in your case. Take pictures of the scene and document your injuries.

3. File an Incident Report

Speaking with the property owner or manager and filing an incident report or police report will be beneficial to your case. This provides information about the incident, preliminary assessment of fault, and information from witnesses.

If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall, contact Dussault and Gomes PC, today to learn about your legal options.