If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, the property owner and its legal team are likely already building a case to deny or limit your claim. This is why it is so important to have a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer on your side. Your attorney can uncover the root causes of the accident that point to negligence on the part of the property owner, building manager or other party.
What caused this injury?
Investigations into slip-and-fall accidents often uncover evidence of hazardous conditions such as:
- Cracks and potholes in walkways
- Uneven footing
- Ice and snow
- Spills on grocery store and supermarket floors
- Faulty stairways and railings
- Inadequate lighting
It’s not your fault these hazardous conditions were present. If you were legally on the property, you have been wronged and deserve compensation for the wage loss, medical bills and other hardships you have suffered due to your injuries.
How you can help
Whenever possible, accident victims (or friends or family members who are with them) should document the scene of the accident to the greatest possible extent. Pictures of the property conditions, lighting, hazards, warning signs (or lack thereof) and other evidence can prove valuable in personal injury litigation. Eyewitness testimony can also prove crucial, so gather the names and contact information of people who saw the accident take place.
How an attorney can help you
Of course, going forward, the investigative duties should not fall on your shoulders. By enlisting the services of an experienced personal injury attorney, you can rest and recover while crucial investigative and legal work is being done on your behalf. A skilled slip-and-fall accident lawyer knows how to uncover the facts that make insurance companies pay and can help you fight for the full value of your claim.