If you have fallen while on someone else’s property, take a moment to determine if you have been hurt. If your neck, back, or head is sore, it may be in your best interest to stay put and call for help. It is important for your recovery to seek immediate medical attention and to not risk suffering another injury. If, however, you feel capable of collecting evidence, there are a number of steps you can take following a NJ slip-and-fall injury to protect your legal rights and options.
If anyone witnessed your fall, write down his or her name and number. If you have a phone that can take photos, photograph where you fell and any injuries you may have suffered. If there is a hazardous condition such as a wet surface, take photos of that as well. Take notice of your surroundings, are there warning signs, cones, or tape posted around the hazardous condition? This information will prove useful later.
You will also need to file an incident report with the building management. Tell them exactly when and where the fall occurred. Let them know that you are seeking medical attention for your injuries and that you need a copy of the report. It is then important to go to the hospital as soon as possible.