What To Do If You Experience A Slip And Fall Accident At The Farm This Autumn

September 17, 2021
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One of the most treasured New England past times is heading to the farm to go apple picking, have some cider, and pick out the perfect pumpkin to place on your stoop for when trick or treaters come.  It’s iconic and wonderful, until it’s not.  What happens if you are out on a farm and you experienced a slip and fall accident?

Being on a farm presents a whole host of things that can cause you to slip and fall resulting in an injury that could cause lasting damage.  Take for instance when you are walking around picking apples off the trees, there are apples at your feet everywhere.  It is not unreasonable to think that one of these ankles could get under your foot in just the right way and result in a broken ankle.  If you like to go for a tractor ride while on the farm you could find yourself getting injured getting on and off this big piece of farm equipment.  There are even incidents that involve the farm stand where you lose your footing and slip inside the store.

If you experience a situation like this, what should you do?

  1. The first step is to seek medical attention.  If you are injured and cannot return to your feet and continue your day you will want to seek a medical professional’s opinion right away.  Even if you can get back on your feet it is a good idea to get checked out by a medical professional to make sure that stress fractures or other less severe injuries have not occurred.
  2. Take a photo of the location where you fell.  Pay close attention to the culprit of your fall (for instance the ground full of rotten apples) and take clear and broad pictures of the surrounding area.
  3. Speak with an experienced New Haven slip and fall injury attorney.  Whether you ultimately end up deciding to seek damages, an attorney can help guide you in the right steps to take to make a decision.

There are few things this time of year that are more of a New England tradition then a trip to the farm.  Families from throughout the state will travel far and wide to take part in this annual tradition.  It should be a fun and exciting day for all, but if something goes wrong you will want to be prepared to take steps to ensure that you are cared for and well.

Whether you are injured or have a loved one who was injured while enjoying this time honored tradition, you will want to speak with an attorney who can review your case and work with you to protect your long-term interests.  Contact our office immediately and one of our attorneys can speak with you about your case.