You walk in a hotel or casino at any time to get to your room, play games, see a show, or dine at a restaurant. In any case, you should be safe from dangerous conditions on their floors that cause slip & fall accidents. A slip & fall accident is a serious matter that can cause you injury, not embarrassment. So instead of quickly leaving, ask to get medical attention and fill out a slip & fall accident report with the hotel or casino as soon as possible.
What Are Slip & Fall Accidents?
A slip & fall accident is a claim based on a person falling on another’s property because of a dangerous condition that results in injury. A dangerous condition presents an unreasonable risk of injury to a person on the property. Dangerous conditions include torn carpeting, a broken sidewalk, or a wet floor. Slip & fall accidents can cause broken bones, sprained ankles, spine damage, or traumatic brain injury.
What Should I Do After a Slip & Fall?
Do not feel embarrassed and quickly leave after a slip & fall. You may discover later the fall seriously injured you. Without documenting your accident, you may have a hard time holding the hotel or casino responsible for compensating your losses.
Protect your rights after a slip & fall as soon as you can:
- Take pictures of the dangerous condition that caused your injury, like the liquid on the floor.
- Ask for contact information of any witnesses to the accident.
- Also, request to fill out an accident report with the hotel or casino.
Slip & Fall Accident Reports Are Important
Most hotels and casinos document accidents with accident reports. Accident reports are important because they can prove what caused your accident. Furthermore, a report can establish whether the hotel or casino knew of the dangerous condition that caused your injury. These are critical issues for your claim. By freshly stating the time, the specific location and what happened before and after the accident, you’re establishing the facts you need to build a strong claim. Most importantly, request a copy of the accident report for yourself or take a picture after completing it.
Talk to a Personal Injury Attorney
Obtaining an accident report after a slip & fall at a hotel or casino is a great first step to protecting your right to compensation. But all slip & fall accidents are unique, and your case can benefit from the perspective of an experienced personal injury attorney. At Sam & Ash, LLP, we will pick up your claim from where you started and continue to fight for your best settlement because you deserve What’s Right. Call any time for a free case consultation at 1 (800) 304-2000.