Q: What should I do after I fall to protect my rights?
A: This all falls into the heading of preserving the evidence. And some people, when they fall, get embarrassed and pick themselves up and leave, never the right thing to do. If you’ve fallen, you need to determine what you fell on. And this may require taking out your cellphone and taking some photos of the area where you fell. If you were seen by a witness, definitely secure the name and contact information for that witness. Always, especially if an injury is determined, always report your fall to the property owner; whether it’s a restaurant, or a mall, or a store, in general. You want them to have something, an incident report, on file to document the fact that you were there, and that you fell, and that you sustained injury.