If you have found yourself on the floor of a supermarket or other public place, you know firsthand how embarrassing your Orange County slip and fall accident was. While YouTube, America’s Funniest Home Videos and even some sitcoms have shown falls to be funny, a slip and fall accident resulting in a serious injury is no laughing matter.
What You Don’t Want to Do Following a Slip and Fall Accident
Don’t make the mistake that most people do simply because you are embarrassed of falling in public. Most victims of slip and fall accidents quickly try to pick themselves up afterwards, brushing themselves off, assuming their injuries are not serious, and hoping no one ever saw them.
The unfortunate thing about this is that most victims of slip and fall accidents quickly discover that their injuries are more serious than they thought, and soon find out that damage has occurred resulting in a serious knee injury, ankle fracture, hip injury, elbow fracture, arm injury, head trauma or more.
Here’s What You Should Do After a Slip and Fall in Southern California
Instead of trying to pretend that nothing happened, look around to see if someone saw you fall. Ask for that witness’s contact information, in case you decide to pursue a legal case. If you can, take pictures of the fall scene immediately—even with your cell phone camera. Report your accident to the store manager or the person in charge, and seek medical attention for your injuries.
If you would like legal advice or help after an Orange County slip and fall accident, please contact our experienced Orange County slip and fall injury lawyers at Russell and Lazarus at (949) 851-0222 and receive a free initial consultation today.