Most of the time, a slip-and-fall accident on someone’s property is a minor affair. You might get up and dust yourself off, with a bit of a bruise or scrape and nothing more, yet some slip-and-fall accidents can lead to severe injuries such as broken bones, dislocated joints, head injury, or even death. When you have a slip-and-fall accident related to someone else’s negligence, you have a right to compensation. Here are three pieces of evidence you’ll want to gather in order to be successful in your case.
Pictures of the Scene and Hazard
It is very important that you get pictures of the scene and the hazard that caused your slip-and-fall accident. Hazards that cause accidents are often corrected quickly so that no one else will get hurt, so it is important to get these pictures as quickly as possible. If anything about the environment changes between your accident and the time you are able to take pictures, make sure to make notes of the changes on the pictures themselves.
Names of Responsible Parties
You will need to know the names of the people responsible for the slip-and-fall accident. This includes people employed at the property who were present at the time of the accident as well as any management staff in charge at the time. You’ll also need to know the name of the individual whose negligence caused the accident, as well as contact information for upper management and ownership of the location.
In order to get full compensation for your injuries, you will need to be able to provide medical records to your attorney and the courts. Make sure that you follow all of your doctor’s instructions and limitations during your recovery, as failure to do so could affect your right to compensation.
If you have been in a slip-and-fall accident recently and you need help with your case, contact us today for more information or to schedule a consultation.