Property owners have a duty to maintain a safe environment. They must take reasonable steps to prevent and fix dangerous conditions. In order to receive compensation in a slip and fall case, you must prove that the property owner knew or should have known a dangerous condition existed and did not take the proper steps to fix the problem or warn you of the danger. You must also prove that dangerous condition caused the slip and fall that resulted in your injuries and damages. To do this, we rely on evidence gathered through a thorough accident investigation.
Evidence From The Accident Scene
Evidence from the accident scene can be very important when proving liability in a slip and fall case. If you were unable to take photographs of the accident scene, write down everything you can remember while it is fresh on your mind. Contacting a Boca Raton slip and fall attorney as soon as possible can work in your best interest. Your attorney may be able to locate and subpoena video footage of the accident scene (i.e. store surveillance cameras) before the footage is erased or lost.
Preserve your clothing, especially your shoes, that you were wearing at the time of the fall. This can be useful evidence to prove that you were wearing suitable clothing that would not have contributed to the fall.
Keep a recovery journal detailing your recovery. Provide details about your injuries, your daily pain level, how your injuries interfere with your daily activities, and how your injuries impact your relationship with family and friends. A portion of your settlement includes compensation for physical pain, mental anguish, and emotional suffering. Because these damages are different for each person, it helps to have specific details about how the fall has impacted your life. Be sure to document your injuries and recovery with photographs.
Hire An Experienced Boca Raton Personal Injury Attorney
The insurance adjuster for the property owner, or the property owner, may try to convince you that you do not need a Boca Raton slip and fall attorney. They may tell you that your medical bills will be paid and you have “nothing to worry about.” Do not assume the insurance adjuster nor the property owner is doing you a favor. You will be required to sign a release if you accept this “deal.”
By signing the release, you could be releasing the insurance company, property owner, and any other party from further liability. In other words, if you have permanent disabilities or other damages, you will not be able to pursue a claim if you have signed a release.
It is always better to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer before you sign any documents or provide statements regarding your slip and fall. Our attorneys will meet with you for free to discuss your case. You can get answers to your questions so that you can make an informed decision on how to proceed with a slip and fall claim.
Contact our office today 1-800-333-3903 to speak with an attorney. The Broderick Law Firm, P.L.