I slipped and fell in a store, what do I do now?
Updated: Nov 14, 2022
Accidents happen all the time. You could be out enjoying the day when out of the blue you slip and fall.
If you’re out at a store and you slip and fall while on their property, you could be entitled to compensation. If your slip and fall lead to an injury in Las Vegas, then you’re going to want to contact Lawyer Philip Singer.
Before you contact your lawyer, you’re going to need to prove that the person who owns, operates, or controls the store knew about the dangerous situation and what happened to you.
What to do when you slip in a store
Regardless of the injury, make sure you get medical attention. If you have any broken bones or deep cuts, it would be smartest to get help right away. Even if you aren’t in extreme pain, you may have sustained an injury, like a concussion, that you are not aware of.
Identify what caused you to slip and fall next. If it was a spill, uneven flooring, or any left-out equipment, make sure you identify it.
Document as much as you can about everything. Take note in as great of detail as possible. This could include the texture of the floor, how large the spill area was if anything was left out, and what the items were that caused you to fall. Make sure to write it down or take notes on your phone.
You can ask the store for surveillance footage if they have any cameras that could have recorded the accident. You can also take pictures of the area where you fell so that you have the evidence.
Get the contact information of any potential witnesses. They will be helpful because even a bystander can report on the conditions that caused you to get injured.
Lastly, file a report. All stores have methods of filling out incident reports. Many stores may want to try and resolve the issue right there. Fill out the report and then contact your attorney. Anything you say can be used against you in court, so after filling out the incident report it is best to contact your attorney so they can best handle the situation.
Call Phil Singer
If you had a slip and fall accident, Las Vegas lawyer Phil Singer will be able to handle your case for you. As a trusted Las Vegas lawyer, Philip Singer has years of experience handling all sorts of cases, especially slip and fall accidents.