What to Do If You Fall at a Business

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Hurt in a fall? Crocker Law Firm Personal Injury Lawyers can help.

As a personal injury firm, we get a lot of phone calls from people who have been injured because they have fallen at a business due to someone else’s negligence.  When an injury occurs, what are the steps that a victim can take to make sure their rights are protected?

  1. Make a Report: If you fall and hurt yourself at a business, it is important to report the injury to an employee, preferably a manager, to make sure that the incident is documented as soon as possible. If you can, get a copy of the report. By reporting your fall, you can help make sure that any surveillance footage is preserved. If you fell in something slick, making a report right away can help confirm what substance caused your fall and where it came from.  And, by reporting you can help make sure that no one else falls.

  2. Take Pictures: If you or someone with you can take pictures of what caused your fall, they will be helpful. As the old saying goes “a picture is worth a thousand words”. This is certainly true in cases where someone is injured in a fall. Was there a spill on the floor? Was there loose flooring or torn carpet? Was a screw raised higher on the floor than it should have been? By taking a picture, you can help remove any doubt as to who was at fault.

  3. Seek Medical Treatment: If you fall and are hurting, it is best to seek medical treatment as quickly as you can. Early evaluation and treatment can identify or rule out serious injuries and set you on the best course to recovery. Having documentation of the problems and pain you are experiencing is vital should you bring a claim for pain and suffering.

Please do not hesitate to contact Crocker Law Firm with any questions should you be involved in a fall at a business.

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Joseph McReynolds

Joseph McReynolds is an attorney licensed in Kentucky and Tennessee. His practice areas include personal injury and worker’s compensation. Joseph is a husband, father, and pet owner, with two dogs and a cat.


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