Slip and fall accidents can be devastating, especially when the negligent party escapes paying the compensation they should. If you have been hurt in such an accident, you might end up financially and physically burdened for years to come, unless you can prove three things:
- That your accident resulted because of the negligence of another party that owed you a duty of care.
- That this negligence led directly to your injuries.
- That your injuries have cost you financially.
Slip and falls occur for many reasons—lack of appropriate signage near hazardous conditions and unmaintained pavement are only a few examples that can lead to a lawsuit.
To prove in court that you deserve to be compensated, you will need to compile some critical evidence for your case.
How Do You Prove Negligence?
Most slip and fall cases settle out of court because it is usually less expensive for defendants to do so. In some cases, settlement takes place quickly, while in others it may only happen a day before the court date.
If your case goes to trial, you and your attorney will have to prove that the defendant acted negligently. Every property owner who invites others onto the property owes visitors a responsibility of care. They are required to maintain their property and keep it clear of hazards.
There are many different types of evidence that can prove useful in a case, from photographic evidence of hazardous conditions to witness statements.
Unfortunately, it can still be difficult to prove negligence even if you think you have gathered enough evidence.
Why Your Case May Be an Uphill Battle
Without video evidence of your accident and the events leading to it, or similar documentary evidence, it can be difficult to show that the defendant knew about the hazardous condition that caused your injuries.
However, the difficulty of proving your case should not deter you from pursuing it. If you are lucky enough to have video footage of your accident, you should make sure to preserve it. That may require cooperation from the property owner if they have security cameras installed. Getting that cooperation is not always easy, which is why you need to talk to an experienced attorney as soon as you can.
Slip and fall accidents can still be won using other kinds of evidence. They just take a little more time and legal expertise.
Slip and Fall Accidents Require Expert Legal Representation
If you have been injured because of someone else’s action or inaction in a slip and fall accident, the best thing that you can do for yourself is talk to an attorney. At Pacin Levine Attorneys at Law, we have the experience and resources you need to argue your case effectively.
Don’t get stuck paying medical bills that shouldn’t be your responsibility. Contact us as soon as you can to give yourself a fighting chance at the compensation you deserve.
Are you ready to pursue your case? Contact us today and set up an appointment to speak to an attorney. Call us at 1-800-24-7-CRASH or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.