Hi! My name is Sam, and I started this blog to help other injured people. Before you start reading, let me tell you a little about myself. Ten years ago, I slipped on a slice of fruit in a grocery store. My leg slid out from under me, and in a freak twist, it was rendered useless. I could no longer work and struggled with intense pain every day. Luckily, I found an accident and injury attorney who was able to get me the compensation I needed to cover my medical bills and my lost time at work. However, while I waited for the settlement to come through, I had to get creative physically and financially. This blog is dedicated to anyone who is in that limbo position. I hope the posts here help you decide what to do while you wait for the results of your trial.
If you were injured when you slipped and fell on someone else's property, you may be able to file a lawsuit against that person and recover money for your medical expenses. However, one of the common defenses of slip and fall cases is that you were reasonable for, or had partial responsibility for, the accident. Taking pictures immediately following the accident can be vital to determining and proving fault. Here are four important things you should photograph immediately after a slip and fall accident.
The Cause for You Slipping and Falling
One of the first things that you want to take the time to photograph is whatever it was that caused you to slip and fall. Perhaps you slipped on a spilled substance or perhaps you fell due to a hole in the rug. Be sure to take the time to photograph the cause, as the building owner may quickly clean up or repair whatever it was that injured you.
Another important factor to photograph after a slip and fall accident is the lighting. In some cases, you may be able to see hazards. In other cases, you may have missed the hazard due to poor lighting. The owner may argue that you should have been able to see the hazard, but photographing the lack of lighting can be key to showing that it was something that the average person wouldn't have seen.
Any Posted Signs Or Lack Of Signs
Be sure to photograph any posted signs, or a lack of posted signs, after the accident. A building owner can mitigate their liability if they had wet floor signs or caution signs posted. However, if those signs were posted in a place where they could not have been seen, or if they were not posted at all, it helps your case.
Lastly, be sure to photograph your shoes, including the tread. A building owner may argue that your shoes were slippery or not reasonable for the conditions and that that is the reason you may have slipped and fallen. Photographing your shoes shows exactly what shoes you had on and their condition when the accident happened.
The scene of the accident can change quickly after your slip and fall accident occurred. This is why it is so important to photograph everything you can immediately after the fall happens. After you have obtained medical treatment, be sure to seek a consultation with a slip and fall accident attorney. They can view the pictures you provide them and help you determine if you have a viable slip and fall case against the owner of the property you were injured on.Share
28 May 2019