Slip and fall accidents can happen to anyone. In order for the business or person to be held liable, you need to be able to prove that the accident was their fault. Poorly constructed floors or poorly maintained floors can be a few reasons why a person or business may be held liable for your accident. There are a number of factors that an insurance company looks at in order to award you an amount for the claim. Therefore, it is important to make sure that your personal injury claim is strong when you file it. There are a few tips you can use in order to strengthen your slip and fall claim.
Document Your Injuries
Your injuries serve as proof of how and when you were hurt. Therefore, if you a admitted into a hospital, it is important to tell the doctor or nurse how you were hurt. They will write down your statements and keep them as proof. In addition, it is important to take photos of your injuries to serve as visual evidence. However, if you already have an underlying injury that you sustained before the accident, this cannot be used in your personal injury claim.
Look for Witnesses
Witnesses are what strengthen most cases. Without a witness to corroborate your story, you are left with a he said she said case. Insurers are very reluctant to just take your word for it and award you damages. As a result, if there is anyone who witnessed your accident, it is extremely important to get their contact information immediately after the accident.
Take Pictures of the Accident Site
Once you are involved in a slip and fall accident, it is important to take pictures of the accident site immediately. If the area where you fell is poorly constructed or maintained, pictures will help to show this. This will also help show that the accident was the fault of someone else. Anything can happen to the accident site from the time you file the claim till the time your insurer investigates it. As a result, you want to make sure that you have evidence of how the site looked at the time of the accident.
Slip and fall claims are based on providing evidence and other proof that supports your claim. As a result, use these tips in order to strengthen your claim after a slip and fall accident. For more assistance, speak a a lawyer, such as those at Leen and Emery.