What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident With Injuries in Ohio

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What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident With Injuries in Ohio

Our Columbus Ohio premises liability attorneys at Oliver Law Office know that no one expects to get hurt when visiting a friend’s home or a public place like a grocery store, restaurant or parking lot.

This typically results in the injured party jumping up and shaking off the event as if they were at fault for being hit by falling objects from shelves, slipping on spilled food or drinks, or falling down broken stairs on the way to their vehicle.

The reality is that Ohio’s premises liability laws state property owners must maintain reasonably safe premises and warn visitors of any known hazards. You may be entitled to compensation if a property owner’s negligence contributed to your slip and fall accident and injuries. However, taking specific steps to protect your health and preserve evidence for a potential personal injury claim is crucial.

What Steps Should I Take After Being Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident in Ohio?

First things first: If the slip and fall accident occurred on someone else’s property, like a store, restaurant, or private residence, report the accident to the property owner, manager, or landlord as soon as possible. Be sure the incident is documented in writing, including the location, date, time, and the hazard that caused the slip and fall and resulting injuries. Most public venues must fill out an accident report when someone is injured.

If your injuries were caused by negligent security, intentional actions, or another third party, contact local law enforcement to report the incident and ensure there is written documentation supporting the details.

Next, gather evidence at the scene, including photographs or videos of the hazardous conditions, if your injuries allow. This may include capturing pictures of the debris that fell, a wet floor, or an uneven surface that caused the slip, trip, or fall. Obtain contact information from any witnesses to the slip and fall accident. Witness testimony can be valuable in corroborating your account of the incident.

Your health and safety are of course your top priority. Seek medical attention immediately, even if your injuries seem minor. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent, so it’s essential to get evaluated by a medical professional and have a treatment plan in place.

Finally, contact our skilled Columbus personal injury attorneys to evaluate your case, advise you of your rights, and help you pursue compensation for your injuries and other damages.

Contact Our Attorney at Oliver Law Office

Oliver Law Office is a client-focused law firm emphasizing each client’s individualized needs with personalized attention. We handle every case with confidence, courage, and determination. Please call us at (614)-220-9100 or fill out a Contact Us form so we can be in touch as soon as possible – let’s get started on your claim today.