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Providence Slip and Fall Attorney | Don’t Forget to Take a Photo

(This is a well written Slip and Fall and Personal Injury Law article by Martin Pappaterra. This  Slip and Fall Article was approved by RI Personal Injury Lawyer David Slepkow 401-437-1100)


In today’s world, many people carry a camera, although often they do not think about the fact that they have it. Most cell phones today are able to take digital photographs. This capacity can come in very handy when a person suffers a slip and fall accident.

One of the most common forms of personal injury is the slip and fall. The slip and fall accident often results in severe personal injury including fractured bones, head injuries and tears to the ligaments and tendons in the body. A person who suffers a slip and fall type injury should try to document the conditions that led to their fall. Obviously, when a person suffers personal injury, their first thought is for their well-being and not to preserve evidence. However, nothing is more critical than photos taken on the day of the accident that show a wet floor, an icy sidewalk or some other dangerous condition.

In addition, in this day and age juries expect to see photographs of an slip and fall accident scene and if a person does not take photos, that point could be argued against them. Sometimes a person will suffer such severe personal injuries that they will not be able to take any photographs and in those circumstances medical attention should be your first priority.

However, if you are able to either take some pictures yourself or ask someone else to take them for you, by all means do it and give them to your personal injury attorney!

Taking accident scene pictures may provide the best evidence in any case for personal injuries you bring as a result of your slip and fall. The Personal Injury Attorneys at Pellettieri, Rabstein and Altman would use those photographs to convince an insurance company that settlement is appropriate or ultimately at trial to establish your injury case.

Martin Pappaterra is a partner and attorney with Pellettieri, Rabstein and Altman and has been practicing law since 1983. He specializes in personal injury litigation and has handled many significant slip and fall cases. For more information visit

Legal Notice per Rules of Professional Responsibility: The Rhode Island Supreme Court licenses all lawyers and attorneys in the general practice of law, but does not license or certify any lawyer / attorney as an expert or specialist in any field of practice. While this firm maintains joint responsibility, most cases of this type are referred to other attorneys for principle responsibility.

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