How to Handle a Slip and Fall Accident

Slip and fall accidents can, and do, occur almost anywhere. Steinberg Injury Lawyers help many Los Angeles residents resolve these types of accidents every month. When you’ve encountered injuries as the result of a slip and fall, it’s important to seek the advice of a licensed attorney. What you absolutely don’t want to do is seek out or follow the casual advice of friends, or even a law student, like Kevin and Vanessa did on one of the episodes of this season’s Kevin Can Wait, a popular CBS television show.

 

In episode 8 of season 2 of Kevin Can Wait, Kevin and Vanessa throw an event for their security firm. Unfortunately, another character named Rootger slips and falls at this event and winds up in the hospital. Seeing Rootger in his neckbrace, Kevin and Vanessa immediately fear that he will sue them for his slip and fall injury. This fear is compounded when they discover he has been seeing a lawyer for an unknown reason.

 

In the show, Kevin and Vanessa – along with a host of other people – end up taking legal advice from Kendra, a law student working at a pizza restaurant. While these circumstances lead to many laughs on the show, in real life taking legal advice of this sort from anyone other than a Los Angeles slip and fall accident attorney would be no laughing matter. And indeed, Kendra’s intentions are good but her advice may be questionable.

 

I’ll let you watch the episode yourself to find out what’s in store for Kevin and Vanessa, but if you or a loved one find yourselves injured through a slip and fall accident I have some better advice for you than you’ll find for $20 in a pizza parlor. Here are some of the things to keep in mind immediately after a slip and fall accident.

                                                          

  • Take photos of the scene as soon as possible. If you are not too injured, or can let someone else do this for you, take cell phone photos before leaving the scene. Document with photographic evidence what it was that caused you to fall. If your injuries are severe and you are not able to take immediate photos, send someone back to the scene as soon afterwards as possible to take photos of the area.
  • Get the contact information for possible witnesses. Again, if you are severely injured, this might not be possible immediately but contact information for witnesses will help to strengthen your case if you have to sue to recover damages for your injuries. A good slip and fall accident attorney can also help you to track down witnesses for their testimony.
  • Contact a Los Angeles slip and fall accident attorney as soon as possible. The state of California has a statute of limitations for slip and fall injuries, so it’s important not to wait to contact an attorney. These types of cases take time. Waiting too long can cost you your chance to hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions or negligence.

 

Our Los Angeles slip and fall accident lawyers are experienced with all of the above issues and how they affect our clients’ cases. If you or a family member have been injured due to a slip and fall accident, please call Steinberg Injury Lawyers today at 800-989-6385 to find out how we can help.

Peter Steinberg
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982
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