Yes, but it makes a successful case more difficult and could reduce your damages even if you do win. When you report a slip-and-fall accident, there’s a physical account of what happened that demonstrates you spoke to the supervisor, manager, or whoever was in charge that day, and that you’re taking your injuries seriously.
Without a report, you don’t have a copy of the incident to consult in the future. This makes getting the date and details of what happened difficult. You may not remember details after the fact that could help you show how the responsible entity or individual was negligent. These details are crucial for your case.
Furthermore, when you file an insurance claim, the insurance company may question the severity of your injuries since you didn’t report it. They may argue with your Atlanta slip and fall lawyer that it wasn’t as serious as you claim because you don’t bother to report it. You can avoid all of this by making sure that if you’re the victim of a slip and fall accident, you ask to file a report.
When you do make your report, you need to be honest and write down only the details that you remember. Guessing or making things up could possibly lead to discrepancies in your account, which could call your credibility into question.