Serious injuries caused by slip and fall accidents are often caused by hazardous objects that have been neglected at businesses and other public spaces. If you have sustained a slip and fall injury and want to collect the compensation you are entitled to, you will need to gather certain types of evidence to build your case. Without the right evidence, you won’t be able to recover the funds you need to cover your medical expenses and other accident damages.
What Type of Evidence Do I Need?
Proving a slip and fall case requires you to prove that the property owner knew or should have known about the safety hazard that caused your injury. You will also have to prove that the property owner didn’t take the necessary measures to fix the dangerous conditions on their premises.
The following types of evidence are crucial if you want to win a slip and fall case:
- Pictures of the Accident Scene: You should photograph the location of your injury. If you are severely injured, ask a witness to take pictures of the scene and hazards that contributed to the accident. Take clear photos and try to capture multiple angles of the injury and location.
- Eye Witness Testimony: Get a statement from anyone who saw your slip and fall accident so that they can independently corroborate the circumstances of your injury. A person’s memory fades quickly, so get your witness statements as soon as possible.
- Local & National Building Codes: You will need to look up building code violations that may have been violated to prove that the property owner failed to meet the minimum safety requirements.
The more evidence you have to build your claim, the easier it will be to devise a strong legal strategy that will allow you to recover the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to.
Have you been injured in a slip and fall accident? If so, you should get in touch with our lawyers at Fitzpatrick Mariano Santos Sousa P.C. to discuss your case. Call (203) 583-8299 to request your consultation.