We have all experienced a few slips and falls here and there. Most of these mishaps are not that serious and are more embarrassing than physically damaging. However, when you sustain an injury in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, and your injury is severe, it can have a long-term effect on your life.
In this scenario, you may be entitled to pursue compensation for your losses. But first, you must demonstrate that the property owner was negligent and produce proof to support your claim.
This evidence must be gathered as quickly as possible after the accident occurs, and it must be reliable and substantial enough to justify your claim. An expert personal injury attorney can assist you in gathering the evidence required to file your claim or initiate a lawsuit.
Liability of Evidence
You must demonstrate that the property administrator or owner was aware of or should have been conscious of the hazards and failed to rectify them before you were injured. And, they failed to give you a prior notification about the risks.
Some examples of proof that could assist you in proving this include:
Demonstrating your losses:
You can present bills as evidence if you suffered any billable expenses, such as damage to property, transportation fees, or other damages. Evidence will establish both culpability and the monetary value of your losses. If you can prove that another person caused the accident, you may be entitled to claim damages.
Photographs and video evidence
Photographs and videos of the scene of the accident are critical evidence. If you are able to take a few photographs of the surrounding area and what caused your slip and fall, it can help prove that the property owner was not properly maintaining their premises. You can also look around for any cameras nearby for on-site surveillance footage.
Put pen to paper
As soon as possible after your fall, write down exactly what happened. Write down all the information so no details are lost or left out. You could also keep a record of your health and how your resulting impairments affect your activities.
Gather credible witnesses
You can start gathering witness data at the site of the incident by writing down the contact details of anybody who witnessed your fall. Following your incident, an attorney can seek other eyewitnesses who may be necessary to your claim.
These records may reveal when and how the facility was checked and managed. A personal injury lawyer can dig deep into such cases and get their hands on evidence that could be of great significance to your claim.
Healthcare expenses, such as medical fees, doctor visits, therapy bills, medication expenses, and other associated costs must be submitted along with your claim. Furthermore, your physician or medical experts may be required to testify or provide documented evidence.
September 18-24 is Falls Prevention Awareness Week. But at Sneirson Law Firm, it’s 52 weeks a year, every week, every year. If you’re injured in a fall due to someone’s negligence or have any questions about filing your claim, we’ve got you covered. Book a free consultation to discuss your case with our legal team today, either in our office or from the comfort of your home. Call us at 413-750-8008. We are located at 73 Chestnut St., Springfield, MA 01103.