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What should I do after a slip-and-fall accident?

A serious slip-and-fall accident can leave a Connecticut resident with broken bones, pulled muscles and lingering discomfort and pain. Whether their incident occurs inside of a building or outdoors, there is a good chance that if negligence played a role in their fall that the victim may have rights to seek compensation for their losses through a civil personal injury lawsuit. In the wake of a slip-and-fall accident, there are some steps that victims can take to help their cases when they go to trial.

One of the most important things that a victim should do is seek medical help for their accident-related ailments. A slip-and-fall accident can leave a victim with injuries that do not become apparent immediately and that may get worse over time. In addition to helping a victim recover, a doctor can also create records of the harm the victim suffered shortly after their accidents happened which may later help them demonstrate their losses and suffering.

Additionally, slip-and-fall victims should collect information about their accident scenes so that they do not forget what happened as time passes before their trials. They may wish to speak to witnesses or take pictures of the locations where they were hurt, or they may wish to record notes on what happened so that they are able to refresh their memories of how their accidents came to occur.

Evidence that a victim can collect and preserve after their accident can sometimes be used to prove their case when it goes to court. Proving one's case against a negligent party is a necessary step in collecting damages for the personal injury losses the victim sustained when they suffered their slip-and-fall.

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