If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, the first step is seeking and obtaining appropriate medical care. When you speak to medical professionals about your injury, make sure you clearly describe the circumstances regarding your injury, including the location and causes of your fall. Take pictures of the location of your fall as soon as possible after the accident.
You should then meet with a personal injury lawyer to discuss your fall and ensure that your rights are protected. Once you are well enough to do so, you should report your slip and fall accident in writing to the property owner. This step is often taken with the assistance of a lawyer but it can be done by you without a lawyer if you prefer. It is important that the property owner be aware of your fall to ensure that no one else is injured. As part of notifying the property owner, you should also request that the property owner preserve any video surveillance that may be available and that an incident report be completed. Ask that the property owner notify their insurer of your fall.
Make sure that you preserve the footwear you were wearing at the time of your fall. Those responsible for your fall and their insurance companies will often argue that you fell because your footwear was not appropriate for the conditions in which you were walking. By preserving your footwear in the same condition that it was on the date of the fall, you can help to defend against that argument.