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Don't make these 3 mistakes after a slip-and-fall accident

Knowing what to do after a serious slip-and-fall accident can be difficult, especially when victims require emergency assistance. Generally speaking, though, it can be helpful to take pictures, collect witness contact information and document anything you might remember about the accident.

These steps can be very helpful if you decide to pursue compensation with a personal injury claim, though it can still be possible to build a claim you are unable to do this. However, that there are a few mistakes that could make it all but impossible to pursue a slip-and-fall accident claim.

Don't wait to explore your options

After an accident, there is a clock ticking on the legal remedies available. Injured parties generally have two years to file a personal injury claim in Texas.

It can also be increasingly difficult to secure evidence as time goes on. Surveillance footage might be erased; witnesses might forget; property owners might repair the dangerous condition that led to an accident. For these reasons, victims should not wait to explore the legal options.

Don't ignore your injuries

Falling injuries are not always catastrophic, but that doesn't mean they are insignificant. Minor or delayed injuries can still be painful and disrupt your life. You can still require medication or hospitalization, and you may suffer emotional distress and lost wages as a result of the accident. 

These are all types of damages for which financial remedies may be available, so you should not overlook them.

Don't assume the accident was your own fault

Property owners and insurance companies might try to blame you for an accident, especially one like a slip-and-fall. However, you do not need to take their word for it. You can (and should) look carefully at the details surrounding the accident to determine if negligence may have played a role. 

Slipping and falling can be a painful, sometimes embarrassing, experience that often leaves victims feeling confused. However, rather than make assumptions or concessions because you are not sure what to do, you can discuss the details of the accident with an attorney. 

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