Q: What should someone do after a slip and fall injury?
A: First seek medical care as necessary. Next, if you are able, take photos of the dangerous condition. Make sure to document all contributing factors of the fall including details such as the shoes you were wearing as they are relevant to your claim. When it comes to slip and fall injuries, the dangerous condition you were exposed to is often made safe soon after your fall so there is very limited time to capture photo evidence. For example, if you slip in water, the water may be cleaned up before you have the opportunity to take a photo so time is of the essence. Finally, report the problem to management or whoever is responsible for the location of your fall. By reporting your accident, you prevent others from falling as well as provide documentation of your own injury.