When you’ve had a long week, you may look forward to a weekend shopping spree. Whether you’re looking for new clothes or equipment for your hobbies, visiting stores is a great way to relax and blow off steam. However, when injured while visiting a business property, you may not know how to proceed. The following blog can help you navigate the steps you need to take and explores why it’s in your best interest to contact a Houston premises liability lawyer to help guide you through your personal injury claim.
What Steps Do I Need to Take After Injury on a Business Property?
When you sustain an injury while shopping or patronizing a business, it’s vital to take the correct steps to protect yourself. The most essential thing you must do following an accident is to call emergency services to request medical attention for injuries. If you do not require immediate attention, you should still call the police to file a report. Similarly, you’ll need to see your doctor even if you think the injuries are not very severe. Unfortunately, some injuries do not manifest immediately, like concussions or back issues.
Once you receive the necessary treatment, you’ll want to alert the store owner or manager of the accident. This allows you to file an incident report which is vital when pursuing a personal injury claim. Alerting the manager ensures you can file an incident report while also bringing the issue to the attention of the store owner so they can remedy the hazard, preventing another shopper from suffering the same injuries. Be sure to request a copy of the incident report before you leave.
Finally, you’ll want to do what you can to speak to witnesses and take photos of the scene. Talking to witnesses can help back up your claims, while taking pictures provides valuable evidence can aid your claim. Finally, you should see if the store has a security system. If they do, request a copy of the footage depicting the moments before and leading up to your accident.
What Kind of Injuries Can Occur?
Unfortunately, several injuries can occur while on a business property. This means that you can endure broken bones, sprains, lacerations, and head injuries, among other wounds. Whether this is caused by a slip and fall or you’re struck by falling merchandise, it can drastically change your life.
When you’re facing personal injuries due to the negligence of another party, the Gonzalez Law Group is ready to help. We understand these accidents can impact your ability to work and enjoy life. That’s why we’ll do everything possible to help you receive justice for the injuries you sustained. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.