Slip and Fall Lawyers NYC Representing Injured Victims of Slip and Fall Accidents
It is important to have the right evidence when it comes to slip and fall accidents. As the plaintiff, it is up to you to prove your case and you need to tell your story in such a way that the insurer or the jury can clearly understand what happened and have the evidence it needs to rule in your favor. So what kind of proof do you need to have?
6 Types of Evidence Essential In A Slip and Fall Accident Claim
As they say, a picture tells a thousand words; these pictures need to help you present the story of how you sustained your injury. The pictures should depict the accident scene, as close to the way it was when the incident occurred as possible. Make sure to get photos of the hazard that caused your slip and fall accident.
2) Surveillance video
There will not always be video footage of the accident or the scene, but if there is, you should get it. This video can show the cause of your slip and fall as well as whether someone knew about the hazard and ignored it.
Even if the video shows that you were partially at-fault for the accident, you need to obtain the footage to begin building your defense. Slip and Fall Lawyers NYC can help you recover the necessary surveillance.
3) Reports to property owner or manager
If you sustained your injury inside a business, you should have reported your injury to the property owner or manager. If so, recover a copy of that report. It will likely contain what caused the accident (e.g., torn carpet, spilled liquid, broken handrail, etc.), the injury itself, any treatment received, any investigations into the incident, and the names of any eyewitnesses.
4) Eyewitness statements
Eyewitness testimony gives an objective point of view of your accident. If there were any witnesses to your accident, their contact information should be on the incident report. Our Slip and Fall Lawyers can interview all eyewitnesses so you can give a better description of how the slip and fall accident occurred.
5) Your medical records
It is important for you to keep track of all the doctors and facilities who gave you treatment following the accident, as their testimony and records will be important evidence for your case. Your medical records will help you prove that your injury was the result of the slip and fall accident as well as what your injuries have cost you.
6) Expert testimony
In personal injury cases, personal injury lawyers often retain an expert witness to testify about complicated issues that the average layperson would not understand. The expert witness can also help prove fault, causation, prognosis, and the value of your damages. An experienced New York Slip and Fall Lawyer should be able to determine if expert testimony will be necessary.
Contact Slip and Fall Attorneys at The Rybak Firm, PLLC for a Free Consultation Today
For help gathering evidence or with any other aspect of a personal injury claim, contact Slip and Fall Lawyers NYC of The Rybak Firm, PLLC. If you were unable to gather evidence at the scene, we will send our private investigator out to gather all the necessary evidence.
We provide free transportation to and from our office or if you’re hospitalized or at home our Slip and Fall Attorneys will come to you.
Slip and Fall Lawyers Near Me
We are located in Brooklyn, NY. Although our offices are in Brooklyn, NY we serve the entire NYC Metro Area and represent clients in every borough of NYC. Our Accident Lawyers are able to travel to you if you are unable to meet at our offices due to an injury. We also provide free transportation to and from our offices.