Slip & Fall Accident Attorneys in New Bedford, Massachusetts
Slip-and-fall accidents are not uncommon, but they are very difficult to litigate. An experienced personal injury law firm, such as the Law Offices of Dussault & Gomes, P.C., 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 Do After a Slip-and-Fall
Document precisely what happened during the accident that caused your personal 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 the injuries on your everyday life, such as work, school, social or personal life. Keep track of doctor and 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 accident 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 accident, contact the Law Offices of Dussault & Gomes, P.C., today to learn about your legal options.