Proving Negligence in a Minnesota Slip and Fall Claim
Slip and fall accidents have the potential to happen almost anywhere. All it takes is a bit of uneven flooring or a stray power cable trailing across the ground for someone to lose their balance and hit the floor in a way that injures them. These injuries can sometimes be quite severe to the point that slip and fall accident victims end up missing out on wages, have to pay massive medical bills, and generally have to live with a great amount of pain and suffering. Many that suffer slip and fall injuries turn to the law in order to secure compensation for the damages they suffered. One of the most important parts of a slip and fall injury claim is being able to prove that whichever liable party was negligent which requires evidence.
Evidence is an essential part of almost any personal injury case let alone just slip and fall injuries. With almost any kind of accident, there is some kind of evidence that can benefit the plaintiff of a personal injury claim. Those searching for evidence to help their slip and fall injury claim can draw from a number of sources in order to build their case and establish a party as at-fault for their injuries. When it comes to evidence, proof of negligence can take a number of forms physical and otherwise.
Assistance With Slip and Fall Accident Claims
Tracking down evidence can be an ordeal that is best undertaken with professional assistance. Consider hiring an attorney that specializes in slip and fall injuries to assist you with your case. An experienced slip and fall injury lawyer will know exactly what to look for and what will benefit your case the most. Lawyers will also have a number of resources that they can draw upon to assist in the search for evidence such as experts and investigators that can often prove invaluable. If you or a loved one have been injured in a slip and fall accident then do not hesitate to contact Sand Law online or call (651) 291-7263.
Types of Evidence With Slip and Fall Accidents
Ultimately, the evidence that you will need to prove negligence in a slip and fall injury claim depends on where and how the slip and fall occurred. Slipping on ice on a walkway will naturally have different evidence that a slip and fall accident that occurs in the middle of a grocery store aisle. Evidence that best benefits your slip and fall injury claim will typically fall into a few major categories.
Pictures and/or Footage of the Accident
Easily one of the best things that you can have in a slip and fall injury claim is actual video footage of the accident occurring. This will not always be available, so the next best thing is taking pictures or video footage of the accident scene in the aftermath to document the conditions that lead to the accident occurring. This is especially important in situations where someone slipped in ice or snow since the conditions are often temporary. Video footage of a slip and fall accident can sometimes be caught on the cameras of adjacent businesses of properties as well. Sometimes securing this video footage can prove to be a little difficult. In order to secure video evidence of a slip and fall accident before it is lost your attorney will send a “spoliation letter” to the business or person who has custody of the evidence. This ensures that the at-fault party in custody of the footage is put on notice to ensure that it remains unaltered and not conveniently lost.
Accident Reports and Documentation
It is of the utmost importance that documentation is filed and presented to establish exactly what occurred during and in the aftermath of the slip and fall accident. This is especially important when it comes to accident injuries. In the aftermath of a slip and fall accident, it is important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible not only for your personal health but also to have medical documentation of your injuries on file in case a defendant tries to argue that your injuries were from a different time. Also, if a slip and fall accident occurs on the premises of a business then it is a good idea to get an accident report filed by a manager.
Witnesses of a Slip and Fall Accident
Getting a witnesses testimony of what occurred during a slip and fall accident can prove to be invaluable in a slip and fall accident claim. In the aftermath of a slip and fall accident be sure to get the information of any bystanders that happened to witness what occurred. This includes their phone number, name, email, and address. Their testimony can go a long way in building your case.
Contact an Experienced Minnesota Slip and Fall Attorney
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury as a result of a slip and fall that was caused by the negligence of a liable party then do not hesitate to contact Sand Law about a free consultation on your claim. The lawyers of Sand Law are happy to speak to you about the details of your claim and how they can assist in your pursuit of compensation.
With the lawyers of Sand Law as your representation, you can be sure that you have a law firm that can back up their claims with a long list of successful cases. The damages you suffered should not go uncompensated. Hire Sand Law as your representation in your pursuit to hold those responsible for your injuries accountable for their negligence.
Contact Sand Law about a possible personal injury claim and how we can assist you in seeking compensation for your injuries. Your primary concern should be recovery and we understand that balancing that with an injury claim can be difficult. Allow us to represent you and help secure a settlement you are comfortable with while you heal.
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