According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over one million Americans suffer a slip/trip, and fall injury and over 17, 000 people die in the U.S. annually because of these injuries.
What exactly is “Slip-and-fall”?
Slip and fall is a term used in personal injury law that refers to a person slipping or tripping, and as a result, falling and injuring themselves. In order for a slip-and-fall to be categorized as such, it must occur on someone else’s property, including government owned property.
At Century Park Law Group, our Los Angeles and Bay Area, California premises liability lawyers have extensive experience representing clients in a broad range of cases. We know how upsetting it can be to suffer a serious injury in a place where you had every right to expect that your safety would be a top priority. Our attorneys work to ensure that negligent property owners are held accountable for the harm that has come to you and your family.
We understand it can be overwhelming to face uncertainty in the wake of a serious accident. We will be there with you at each step in the legal and healthcare process. We guarantee that you will receive the highest quality medical care and financial support you will need over the short and long term. We will fight to get what has been taken away from you. This is a promise that we will deliver.
That is why we would like to give you a 5-step guide on what to do if you slip and fall and get injured.
Here are 5 easy steps of what to do:
Step 1: Take pictures of the liquid or item that caused you to slip or trip. Especially before it is cleaned up. Also, take note of where you fell and the approximate time.
Step 2: Let management know of the incident and demand that an incident report be made.
Step 3: Get the names and phone numbers of any witnesses.
Step 4: Obtain the necessary medical attention.
Step 5: Contact an experienced premise liability attorney to learn your rights.
At Century Park Law Group We’re Making the Law Make Sense.
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