What should I avoid doing after a slip and fall accident? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Exercise extreme caution if asked to sign any statement from the property owner or ownership entity regarding the incident. If there are any errors or inaccuracies, you may be accused of claiming an incomplete or misleading representation of the slip and fall incident. If you do provide a statement, get a copy for your records.

Be careful what you say. Statements such as, “I’m just clumsy. It was probably my fault” would hurt your slip and fall claim, even if it turns out that others were at fault.

If the landowner has insurance, a claims adjuster will probably call you to take a statement over the phone. Before providing a statement to an adjuster, or a statement to the land owner, you should speak with an injury lawyer to discuss your situation.

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