Slip and fall accidents can lead to serious injuries, including head trauma, hip fractures, and wrist sprains, among many others. If you’ve been injured after falling on someone else’s property, you should immediately notify the manager or owner of the property. If the slip and fall accident occurred on public property, you should notify the appropriate municipality or government entity. A wrongful death attorney may also advise you to send a notification letter regarding the accident. Include the date and cause of the accident, a brief description of your injuries, and the location of the incident. Send the letter return receipt requested.
Once you’ve notified the property owner, you should seek medical attention right away, even if your injuries appear to be minor. It’s possible that you have more severe injuries than you might assume. In addition, the more documentation there is regarding the incident, the better chance your wrongful death attorney has of recovering just compensation on your behalf.
Were you injured in a slip and fall accident in the Woodbridge, VA area? Contact Johnson Law Firm, PC at (703) 670-0761 to schedule a free personal injury consultation.