SLIP AND FALL OR TRIP AND FALL PROTOCOL

Were you are involved in a slip and fall or trip and fall? If so, were you zero percent at fault in said slip and fall or trip and fall? If so, as a result of said slip and fall or trip and fall, did you suffer a bodily injury or bodily injuries? 

If the answers to these three (3) above-mentioned questions are “yes”, HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IMMEDIATELY WITHOUT HESITATION, WITHOUT DELAY:

  1. Immediately call the ambulance or paramedics by dialing 9-1-1 to report the slip and fall or trip and fall if the bodily injury or bodily injuries that you suffered is or are extremely severe, painful, catastrophic, etc. (for example, a broken bone or broken bones, a torn ligament or torn ligaments, etc.); essentially, a bodily injury or bodily injuries that would require you to be transported to a hospital via ambulance or paramedics. On the other hand, if the bodily injury or bodily injuries that you suffered is not or are not extremely severe, catastrophic, painful, etc. which would not require you to be transported to a hospital via ambulance or paramedics, then you do not call the paramedics or ambulance. 
  1. Take a clear picture or clear pictures or clear video or clear videos of the area in which you slipped and fell on or tripped and fell on. Take a clear picture or clear pictures or a clear video or clear videos of what specifically you slipped and fell on or tripped and fell on (for example, a colored substance, a clear substance, something that was on the floor, etc.)
  1. If there is a witness or if there are witnesses that observed the slip and fall or trip and fall, take note of that witness’s or those witnesses’ name(s), address(es), telephone number(s), fax number(s), and/or e-mail address(es). Basically, whatever contact information you can procure. 
  1. If there is a witness or if there are witnesses that observed the area in which the slip and fall or trip and fall occurred for a “significant amount of time” prior to the actual slip and fall or the actual trip and fall occurring, take note of that witness’s or those witnesses’ name(s), address(es), telephone number(s), fax number(s), and/or e-mail address(es). Basically, whatever contact information you can procure. 
  1. Find out if there is or if there are a video camera or video cameras in the area in which you slipped and fell or tripped and fell that captured the slip and fall or trip and fall, and captured the condition of the area prior to you slipping and falling, or tripping and falling. 
  1. Take note of what type of footwear you were wearing at the date and time of the trip and fall or slip and fall. 
  1. Take note of the date, time, and location (the name of the place where the slip and fall or trip and fall occurred, the address of the place where the slip and fall occurred, the specific location in and at the place where the slip and fall or trip and fall occurred, etc.)
  1. Report the slip and fall or trip and fall to the opposing party where the slip and fall or trip and fall occurred. Obtain a copy of the customer incident report for your records from the opposing party. After that, and moving forward, DO NOT COMMUNICATE WITH THE OPPOSING PARTY!
  1. DO NOT COMMUNICATE WITH THE OPPOSING PARTY’S OR OPPOSING PARTIES’ INSURANCE CARRIER(S) AT ALL! Only take note of the opposing party’s or opposing parties’ claim # or claim #’s. Anything that you say to the opposing party’s or opposing parties’ insurance carrier will be recorded. Anything that you say to the opposing party’s or opposing parties’ automobile insurance carrier can be used against you later on. 
  1. Visit, seek, and receive the necessary medical services and/or medical treatment that you need for the bodily injury or bodily injuries that you suffered as a result of the motor vehicle accident regularly, consistently, and constantly IMMEDIATELY, RIGHT AWAY, WITHOUT DELAY, WITHOUT HESITATION. YOU HAVE A DUTY TO MITIGATE YOUR DAMAGES, WHETHER YOU HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE OR NOT!
  1. IMMEDIATELY, RIGHT AWAY, WITHOUT DELAY, WITHOUT HESITATION CALL THE JAGROOP LAW OFFICE FOR A FREE, INITIAL, TELEPHONE CONVERSATION, FOR THE LEGAL REPRESENTATION, FOR THE LEGAL HELP, AND THE LEGAL ASSISTANCE THAT YOU NEED!