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April 18, 2024
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I Was Injured When I Slipped & Fell In A Houston Grocery Store, What Steps Should I Take Right Away?

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If you’ve been injured from a slip and fall in a Houston grocery store, it’s important to act quickly to protect your rights and strengthen your potential claim.

At McLaurin Law, we handle many such cases and recommend the following steps:

  1. Collect Evidence: Immediately take photos of the scene where you fell. Capture the conditions that caused your fall, such as wet floors or obstacles. If you’re unable to do so, ask someone else to take pictures for you. Evidence preservation is crucial, as establishments may clean up or alter the scene, making it difficult to prove your case later.
  2. Report the Incident: Notify the store management and ensure that an incident report is filed. While you should avoid making detailed statements or agreeing to interviews without legal advice, it’s important to follow the store’s procedure for reporting accidents.
  3. Seek Medical Attention: Get medical treatment as soon as possible, even if your injuries seem minor. Prompt medical attention not only ensures your well-being but also documents your injuries. Delays in treatment can be used against you, with insurance companies arguing that your injuries were not severe or were caused by something else.
  4. Contact an Attorney: Engage a personal injury attorney immediately. An attorney will send preservation letters to the establishment, ensuring they keep all relevant evidence. Without this step, businesses might "lose" or dispose of evidence critical to your claim.
  5. Document Everything: Keep detailed records of your medical treatment, expenses, and any communication with the store or its insurance company. This documentation will support your claim and help in securing fair compensation.

If you need help with your slip and fall incident, contact McLaurin Law for a free consultation by calling us at (713) 528-8012. Our team is dedicated to providing the best advice and ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve. Don’t hesitate to reach out—your well-being and legal rights are our top priority.

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