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What Evidence Do I Need to Prove My Slip and Fall Injury?

Posted on : June 23, 2020, By:  Ronald Slonaker

Slip and fall accidents are all too common during Florida summers. If you slipped and fell on someone else’s property and were injured as a result, you may be able to collect compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Here’s a list of some of the evidence you’ll need to support your case. 

Photographs of What You Slipped In or On 

Photo evidence of the scene after your slip and fall is crucial to proving what you slipped in or on. For example, if you slipped in a liquid on the floor at a convenience store, it will quickly be cleaned up. If you or another person can take photographs before the scene is tampered with, this can help solidify your case. 

Medical Records Documenting Your Injuries 

After your fall, it’s important that you see a doctor even if you don’t feel like you are hurt badly. Internal injuries, especially head injuries, are common with slip and falls. Be sure to obtain copies of your medical records that document your injuries initially and ongoing as you heal. You can also keep a journal to document your day-to-day pain, restrictions, and other information that can help illustrate how your injuries negatively impact your daily quality of life. 

Witness Statements 

If there were any witnesses to the incident, ask if they would be willing to provide a statement. If an ambulance or the police were called, they may also take a statement from anyone who was at the scene. However, you should not rely on any reports made by EMS or law enforcement. Instead, have the person accompanying you or someone else writes down the contact information of witnesses and have your attorney reach out to them for a statement. 

Were You Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident? Contact Slonaker Personal Injury Today 

If you or a family member suffered a slip and fall on someone else’s property, it may be more than just an accident. The property owner may have been negligent in ensuring their premises is safe and free of known hazards, and if so, they may be liable for the expenses, pain, and suffering you incurred as a result of the incident. 

Contact Ronald Slonaker today for more information about your rights as a slip and fall victim or to schedule your free case consultation at 352.629.6656.