If you slip and fall on someone else’s property, you may be able to sue the property owner or operator and receive compensation.
In slip and fall cases, it’s necessary to provide proof that your accident occurred because of the property owner’s or operator’s negligence. To prove this, it’s important to collect evidence at the scene and after the accident. You can get assistance doing this, but knowing what types of evidence to acquire will help you protect your rights.
Photographic or video evidence
Taking photos of where your accident occurred is helpful for your case. If possible, capture photos right after your slip and fall to show what conditions caused your injuries. You can also request surveillance footage from the store or property (if there is any available).
Testimonies from witnesses
If there were people who saw your accident, be sure to get their contact information. You can also ask for a statement from them now or call them later to get their version of events. This is another factor that can help strengthen your case if you sue for damages.
You can show tangible proof of your injuries by gathering information from your doctor about your treatment and care plan. Be sure to keep track of the bills and tests required, which can all be used to prove how serious your injuries from the slip and fall accident were.
Protecting your legal right to compensation
After a slip and fall injury, you will likely be focused on recovering from your injuries. While this is important, you also need to take steps to gather as much evidence as possible to help you protect your rights to compensation if you choose to file a lawsuit.