What evidence will I need to receive compensation for my slip-and-fall accident?
To be successful in a slip-and-fall accident lawsuit, you will need evidence that proves you were hurt by a hazard on the defendant’s property, that the defendant had a duty to ensure you were safe on the property but neglected to do so, that that negligence led to your injury and that your injury is compensable (can be made better by money). There are several types of evidence that can help you do this.
Some of the different types of evidence you may need include witness testimony about how the fall happened, photographs of conditions leading to the fall, maintenance records that document how long a hazard existed without being corrected, records that document your injury and medical expenses, and expert testimony about your accident, injury and recovery prospects.
In most cases, you will need an experienced slip-and-fall lawyer to help you build your case by finding witnesses, using the pre-trial discovery process to get necessary documents from the property owner, and otherwise gathering the information needed to show that the property owner is responsible for what happened to you.