Every day, people are out and about in Frankfort and across Kentucky. They need to go to places to buy groceries, do banking, shopping and more. Most of the time, they are able to do it safely, but occasionally they slip and fall, which could lead to a premises liability case. If a person slips and falls, there are certain things they should do.
If a person has slipped and fallen down in public, they should stay down and try not to move too much in case they are injured. If a person comes over to assist, they should ask for their contact information and for the manager of the store. A person should also seek out medical attention even if they don’t think they are badly injured. Sometimes, injuries aren’t apparent for a few days. The store should also fill out an accident report. Surveillance video may also be available and should be requested. If the victim has a camera or phone, they should take pictures of the area and try and determine why they fell. Was there water on the floor? Uneven surfaces? Or maybe the floor had just been cleaned and had a slippery cleaner applied.
If a person slips and falls they can feel embarrassed and want to get up quickly. But it is important for a victim to make sure they are medically OK. It is important that they receive proper medical care for their current injuries and any medical care they may need into the future. They may want to hold negligent property owners accountable for their unsafe premises. Therefore, they may pursue compensation for medical expenses, future medical expenses and other damages.
It is important that a person seeks legal help soon after suffering from a slip and fall accident. Victims have legal rights and negligent property owners should be held accountable.