Learn What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident in California

Everyone slips and falls at some point in their life. However, when a fall is the result of another person or entity acting recklessly or negligently, then they should be held accountable. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident that was not your fault, then you want to read the following information. Then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.

Take pictures as soon as you can

If you are seriously injured then your first priority is to get medical attention. The rest can wait until that is done. However, if you are not too injured then we recommend taking pictures right away. If you must get medical attention, then try to get someone who was at the scene to take pictures for you. The more photos you have, the more evidence you will have. We need to prove what made you fall and if you don’t take immediate photos, then it’s possible the at-fault party could quickly fix whatever caused you to fall.

Get information from all witnesses

Next, you want to talk to everyone who saw the fall. Get their contact information including their phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses. Once again, this only pertains if you are not seriously injured. The more information you have from witnesses, the more information we will have to show the jury or judge that you were not at fault for your accident.

Even if there were no witnesses to your actual fall, there may be witnesses that can attest to the dangerous conditions. For example, if you tripped over a broken floorboard at a public restaurant, then employees of the restaurant, other diners, and anyone else coming in or out of the restaurant may be able to be a witness for you.

Contact a personal injury attorney

You will need to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as you possibly can. Remember that there are statues of limitations to file a case in the state of California. With most cases, you will have two years to file. However, certain specific cases, such as those against a government entity, can have a statute of limitations as short as six months. Waiting to file your claim can result in losing the case entirely. If you want to hold the at-fault party responsible then you must contact an attorney as soon as possible.

The good news is that you can begin with a free legal consultation with The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker. If we establish that you have grounds for a personal injury case and you decide to work with us, then your case will be taken on a contingency basis. What does this mean for you? It means that there is no risk in calling us. You do not pay a cent in attorney’s fees until we win your case for you. If we don’t win your case then you don’t owe us a thing. It’s just that simple.