Filing an Accident Report for a Premises Liability Injury
Watch this video to learn about filing an accident report for a premises liability injury to ensure your rights are protected in North Carolina.
Do I need to file an accident report at the location of my premises liability injury?
Recently, someone called me from a store where they had slipped on produce that should have been cleaned up and wasn’t cleaned up. When they fell, they got hurt. They wondered, should I report this to the store manager? Should I make the store manager write a report? I told them they needed to go back to that store before too much time elapsed. They should report it and they should make the store write up a report.
This is important for a lot of different reasons. Number one, it is your opportunity to explain how you got hurt and to document that you’ve gotten hurt. The next thing you need to do is, if you’re seriously injured, you need to go to a doctor before too much time elapses. That’s another way to document your injury. It’s another form of reporting an injury.
Above all, when you fall on the premises, whether it’s a store or even if it’s at a friend’s, you need to document how your injury occurred. If it’s at a store, you need to make a manager write up a report. You need to read that report to make sure they write it up correctly. If it’s at a friend’s, if necessary, you go and get medical treatment. You explain how you got hurt there. Then if you have to, you write a letter; better yet, contact an attorney and get an attorney to help you document your injury, in the event your friends won’t document it for you.
Call our office. We’ve documented injuries by helping our clients write their own letter many times. It allows that person to explain things how they really happened, so that no one else can put words in your mouth. Give our office a call and let us help you.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured on another person’s property in North Carolina and have questions about filing an accident report for a premises liability injury? Contact experienced Richmond County, NC premises liability lawyer H. Bright Lindler today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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