Posted on Friday, September 18th, 2015 at 2:00 am    

Collect Critical Evidence to Prove Your Slip and Fall Injury Claim

If you have been a victim of a serious slip and fall injury it is very important for you to build a strong injury claim to help protect your rights to fare compensation. Most people do not think to gather the critical evidence at the time of the accident to help support your claim. That is why we have provided useful information here to help you build a strong slip and fall injury claim.

One of the very first things you should do is collect evidence of your slip and fall accident injury. This evidence can vary depending on the type of accident and where it occurred. The most common types of slip and fall injury accidents involve:

  • Fall on stairs
  • Trip on uneven floor or obstacle
  • Slip on ice, water or other substance

Your strongest case can be built by proving that you were injured despite your best efforts in trying to keep yourself from being injured. Property owners will most likely argue that your slip and fall injury occurred due to an “open & obvious” hazard that could have been avoided. They will also argue that your injury could have been due to perfectly safe conditions yet you were negligent in your actions that led to the injury.

If you want to build a strong slip and fall claim you will need to prove that the property owner should have known about the hazard or should have properly inspected the conditions of their premises which causes your accident.

A good slip and fall injury attorney in Sacramento can help you look for evidence to support your claim. You can ask for the property owner’s maintenance and inspection records. This will show a track record of how mindful the owner has been at providing a safe environment for people that use their property. If they can not produce these records you can show that the owner has a history of not making sure the premises are safe.

In the case of an accident on stairs a slip and fall injury attorney can look at a number of factors that will build a strong case. Some of these factors could include:

  • properly mounted handrails
  • steps build to exact code
  • handrails were not installed
  • safe stair surface materials
  • worn or damaged stairs

If you are injured you will want to collect critical evidence to support your slip and fall injury claim. You should take pictures of the accident injury scene immediately to show the conditions of scene at the exact moment it occurred. Your photos should show the hazard or conditions that caused your slip and fall accident injury. These photos are critical if you fell victim due to a foreign substance or object in your path.

Police reports will be very useful evidence to support your slip and fall claim. These reports usually include very detailed evidence that could help your slip and fall injury claim. A Sacramento police report might also include accident scene witness testimonies which can help build a strong case for you.

Free Legal Advice from Experienced Sacramento Slip and Fall Attorneys

If you would like a free consult contact our Sacramento slip and fall injury attorneys. Here, at the Tiemann Law Firm, our premise liability lawyers are dedicated to helping you and your family secure the financial help you need and deserve. Our Sacramento, CA slip and fall injury attorneys can meet with you free of charge, and if we take your case, we will charge no attorneys’ fees unless you receive compensation. Clients come to us from not only Sacramento but also Folsom, Citrus Heights, Rocklin and other areas in Northern California and greater Sacramento, California.

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