Slip & Fall Accidents

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Slip and fall accidents are a common cause of injury in Iowa. These accidents can occur in a variety of settings, including grocery stores, restaurants, and parking lots. If you are injured in a slip-and-fall accident in Iowa, you may be able to pursue compensation for your damages. Below are the steps you should take if you are involved in a slip-and-fall accident in Iowa.

  1. Seek medical attention: The first step after a slip and fall accident is to seek medical attention for your injuries. Even if you feel fine, it is important to get checked out by a medical professional to ensure that you do not have any underlying injuries. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent, and delaying medical treatment can make your injuries worse.

  2. Report the accident: If your slip and fall accident occurs on someone else’s property, it is important to report the accident to the property owner or manager. This can be done in person or by phone. Make sure to get the name and contact information of the person you reported the accident to.

  3. Document the accident scene: Take photos of the accident scene, including any hazards that contributed to your fall. This can include wet or slippery floors, uneven pavement, or debris on the ground. If there were any witnesses to your fall, ask them for their contact information.

  4. Keep track of your expenses: Keep track of all expenses related to your slip and fall accident, including medical bills, lost wages, and any other expenses you incur as a result of your injuries. This information will be important when you file a claim for compensation.

  5. Consult with an attorney: If you are considering pursuing compensation for your slip and fall injuries, it is important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. An attorney can help you understand your legal rights and options, and can guide you through the claims process.

  6. File a claim: If you decide to pursue compensation, you will need to file a claim with the property owner’s insurance company. Your attorney can help you negotiate with the insurance company to try to reach a settlement.

  7. Consider mediation or arbitration with the assistance of your lawyer.   If negotiations with the insurance company are unsuccessful, you may want to consider mediation or arbitration. These processes can help you reach a resolution without going to court.

  8. File a lawsuit: If negotiations and alternative dispute resolution methods are unsuccessful, your attorney may recommend filing a lawsuit. Your attorney will represent you in court and argue your case before a judge and/or jury.

  9. Trial: If your case goes to trial, you will need to attend the trial and provide testimony. Your attorney will present evidence and arguments on your behalf.

Slip and fall accidents can be serious, resulting in injuries and financial losses.

If you are involved in a slip and fall accident in Iowa, it is important to protect your legal rights and pursue compensation for your damages.

Following the steps outlined above can increase your chances of receiving fair compensation and moving forward after a slip and fall accident.

Call the Law Office of Raphael M. Scheetz to help guide you through the legal process.

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If you have been injured in an accident in Iowa, don’t wait to seek legal representation.

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