You are minding your own business, grocery shopping, when suddenly you are victim to a slip and fall accident , your feet fly from underneath you and you fall heavily to the floor, landing awkwardly on your hip and your wrist. Not only are you in pain, but you are shocked and may be embarrassed as well. You struggle to your feet and see that there is a puddle of liquid on the floor from a product that must have fallen off a shelf. There is no warning sign, so you had no chance to see the spill and avoid it. What can you do?
First and foremost, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. However, if you are able, take pictures of the scene with your cell phone or camera so you have evidence of what happened. Then, contact an attorney to see what legal action you may be able to take so you can get a settlement to pay for your medical expenses. If your injury is severe enough, you may miss work, and may suffer emotionally – this too deserves compensation. A skilled accident attorney, such as myself, can handle your claim and lawsuit for you, giving you the best opportunity of getting maximum compensation for your injuries.