This is Part 12 in our NYC personal injury video series: “I Was in a Trip & Fall accident. Should I Call the Police?”
If you call the police it’s going to be documented; it’s going to be in a report and nobody’s going to be able to dispute that you fell. Another thing that you should do, if you can, is report the accident to the building owner. Have one of the witnesses knock on the door. Did you fall in front of a store? Was it an apartment building? Is there a super around? These are all people that should know there was an accident. This is called a reported accident. Bringing a lawsuit with a reported accident is going to get you a better result.