You might have been there before when you’re shopping at the grocery store and slip on a wet floor when there’s no sign in sight or you’re carrying groceries and trip on the uneven and unmaintained sidewalk outside. In many cases, these types of accidents result in an injury.
Even if you weren’t injured, it’s important to know what to do in the event that you are so that you can hold the people at fault responsible and get the just compensation you deserve.
Step 1: Assess the Situation
While you’ll likely be in pain after your accident, the first thing to do is assess the situation and figure out what caused you to sustain your injury.
You may not be in the condition to gather evidence or further information, but noting the conditions at the time of the accident, who was present, and what was done immediately after are crucial to your case.
Step 2: Seek Medical Attention
This is the most important step as it begins your recovery process, but also provides valuable documentation of your injuries so that when your case goes to court, you can prove the severity of the damages.
The ER doctor or your family physician should be able to provide you with all the documents and information you need to validate your injuries and any ongoing medical complications you may have.
Step 3: Gather Evidence
Once you have taken care of your medical needs, it is important to gather any other evidence you can about the nature of the accident including speaking to witnesses, taking pictures, and noting any responses from the owner or manager of the establishment where your accident occurred.
The one thing to note is that you should never accept an offer from the insurance company after your accident. Your injuries are typically worth far more than what the insurance company will offer.
Step 4: Contact Williams Litigation Group
Once you’ve done what you can on your own, the next step is to contact the skilled legal representatives here at Williams Litigation Group. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Please call us toll free at 866-214-7036 or fill out the contact form on our website. Serving Brunswick, GA and Glynn, Camden, Brantley, Wayne, Ware and McIntosh Counties.