Thousands of slip and fall accidents occur every year throughout the US. Many people believe that slip and fall accidents are minor and nothing to be worried about. Unfortunately, this is far from reality. Slip and fall accidents can be dangerous and lead to permanent physical injuries. Since children are fragile compared to adults, slip and fall accidents can affect them the most.
As a parent, nothing can be worse than seeing your child suffering physically or mentally due to someone else’s fault. However, you can hold the negligent party responsible for premises liability and get financial compensation for your child’s injuries and damages associated with the slip and fall accident.
Tips to help your child after a slip and fall accident.
Premise liability cases involving children are more complex than the usual case for adults, mainly when you were not present during the accident. There are higher chances that your child did not understand how the accident happened or who caused it. Finding liability and understanding who was negligent can be challenging.
One of the first things you should do is take your child to the doctor and get a complete diagnosis. Even if you feel there are no signs of bodily injuries, getting checked by a doctor will detect any possible injuries. Moreover, ensure you document all the injuries properly and, if possible, take pictures of their dirty or torn clothes after the accident. It will serve as vital evidence when seeking compensation.
Additionally, here are some more tips for dealing with a slip and fall accident involving your child:
- Help your child in calming down. Once they are calm, ask them if they remember how the accident happened. Take notes of everything they say. Ask them about the surroundings, who were around when the accident happened, what were they doing, where they were heading, and other details. Remember to note even the minor details that your child says, as it can give you a clue about the situation.
- Visit the accident scene and talk to the nearest people, shop owner, or anyone present around about the accident. If there was anyone who saw the accident, take their contact information so you can take their statement and use it as evidence when filing a claim.
- Talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer about your child’s case. Since they are experts, they can assist you in collecting evidence and determining liability.