Q & A with B & B: Slip and Fall Accident in Las Vegas
Subject: slip and fall
Q: I slipped and fell on a large amount of liquid and hit my head on the tile at Harrah’s casino. I briefly blacked out and the hotel security had called EMTs and I was taken to ER. I was discharged apx 5 hours later told I have a concussion. I was told by both security officers that there would be no cost to me for the medical treatment before EMTs were called. I would like to know my rights and make sure my medical bills are paid. I live in Phoenix, Arizona.
- Potential Client
A: Sir: Much depends on the facts of the slip and fall; specifically, how, what, when and where did the liquid occur? Given it was a large amount of liquid it sounds like it may have been there awhile? You have two years to pursue the case, but the sooner the better for evidentiary reasons. Obviously, a head injury can be very serious due to brain swelling, and I’m sure they did a precautionary catscan at the hospital, but follow up is a great idea. Comparative negligence issues with you include whether you were intoxicated, the shoes you were wearing, etc. Call us at 702-382-9797 or respond via email with your phone number so I can contact you.
Joseph L. Benson II, Esq.