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Here are the top 3 things know after you are injured in a business


If you were injured at a retail establishment like a store or in the parking lot of a business in Tampa Bay, there are a few things you need to remember. You are probably looking for a personal injury lawyer to help you get some kind of compensation for your injury on somebody else’s property. If you were injured because of the irresponsibility of the owner, you might have a negligence case. 

#1 Go to the doctor and get treated for you injuries

Your physical well-being is of the most importance. Don’t allow time to pass after you have become injured. If you had a slip and fall or trip and fall accident at a retail business, you need to be evaluated by a medical professional to make sure you don’t have any injuries that might show up later. These records from your doctor will be required if you choose to hire a personal injury lawyer in Tampa or one in Clearwater. We serve both cities, and also the surrounding Tampa Bay area so it doesn’t matter where you are from.

#2 Report the accident to the manager or owner of the property ASAP

Reporting the accident to the place of business does not mean you are taking the blame. It simply means you are letting them know that you were injured while on their property. You need to ask for a copy of the injury report before you leave the business.

Remember the following points.

  • Do not engage the manager or owner with who is at fault.
  • Do not give any statements. 
  • Do not sign anything.

You are going to need some pretty detailed documentation if you intend to open a personal injury case. We will work with you to get all of the paperwork that you need. You should take pictures of the place where the incident happened with your cell phone. Also, make sure you save the clothes you were wearing, including your shoes in a safe place. You might need this later. 

#3 My name is Cory Baird. I’m a personal injury lawyer in Tampa Bay. Give me a call

I have been serving the Tampa Bay area for nearly 20 years. I have the experience that you need to help you with your case. Personal injury cases can be challenging, so you need an experienced lawyer on your side. Don’t go to one of these big law firms where you might not talk to the same person twice, or you might not talk to a lawyer at all. I will help you deal with your case personally. Because of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, we can handle everything online.

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