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Slip & Fall Accident FAQ

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I Fell and Hurt Myself at a Store (or Other Public Space). What Should I do After a Slip and Fall Accident?

If you fell and got hurt in a public place, such as a grocery store, the most important thing to do is seek immediate medical attention after a Rhode Island slip and fall accident. Slip and fall accidents are some of the toughest cases in which to prove the liability of the store. First and foremost, we must prove notice; meaning that the store had notice of the defect and had an opportunity to make appropriate amends. After the incident, if medically able file a claim with the store immediately. Photographic evidence is key in order to prove your claim that the store was negligent in not maintaining a safe condition which caused your RI or MA slip and fall accident. You, or a friend or family member, should photograph exactly where you fell, what you fell on, and the surrounding area where the fall took place. Then, seek out the advice of an experienced slip and fall attorney serving Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

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