How do I document the accident scene and gather evidence if I am injured in a Slip and Fall accident at a business in Florida?

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How do I document the accident scene and gather evidence if I am injured in a Slip and Fall accident at a business

If you are injured in a slip and fall accident at a business in Florida, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. However, to prove your claim, you will need to document the accident scene and gather evidence of the business’s negligence. Here are some steps you can take to do that:

  • Report the accident to the business owner or manager as soon as possible. Ask for a copy of the incident report and keep it for your records.
  • Take photos or videos of the accident scene, including the hazard that caused your fall, any warning signs or lack thereof, the lighting and weather conditions, and any injuries you sustained.
  • Get the names and contact information of any witnesses who saw your fall or the hazardous condition. Ask them to write down what they saw and heard, and sign and date their statements.
  • Seek medical attention for your injuries as soon as possible. Follow your doctor’s instructions and keep all your medical records and bills. Document your symptoms, pain levels, and recovery progress in a journal.
  • Contact a slip and fall lawyer who can help you protect your rights and pursue your claim. A lawyer can advise you on how to deal with the business’s insurance company, collect more evidence, and negotiate a fair settlement or file a lawsuit if necessary.



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Sanga Turnbull

Sanga Turnbull is the founder and principal attorney at The Turnbull Law Firm, a Florida law firm helping personal injury victims in Winter Haven and Orlando recover compensation for harm done to them by the negligence of others. The comprehensive personal injury practice at The Turnbull Firm includes all manner of motor vehicle accidents, nursing home neglect and abuse, slip and fall, workplace and industrial accidents, medical malpractice, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, and more. Injury victims or their families are invited to call The Turnbull Firm for a no-cost, confidential consultation about any potential claims they may have.