For many accident cases, you may understand the process. You need to gather evidence to show someone was negligent, you need to show how the negligence caused an accident, and you need to show how the accident caused your injuries. Certain accident cases can be fairly simple to win. Slip and fall accidents, however, are not necessarily so simple. Every accident case, no matter what type of accident it is, can be easy or hard depending on the details of the case. With slips and falls, though, there are several factors that can make them more difficult to win. If you were injured slipping and falling on someone else’s property, it is important that you speak with a lawyer you can rely on to represent you.
What kinds of challenges are there?
There are certain challenges to slip and fall cases, even though the basic elements will be the same as other injury cases.
- Witnesses/Video. When you are in a car accident, there is a greater likelihood that someone else was there to witness what happened or there was video footage from a nearby store or traffic light camera. If you slip and fall on someone else’s property, especially if that property was not public, you may be in a situation where there are no witnesses and there is no video footage.
- Proving Liability. Next, even if you can prove that you were on someone else’s property and that you did slip and fall, you would need to show that someone else is truly responsible. A lawyer, like a slip and fall lawyer from a firm such as MartinWren, P.C. knows that in addition to proving you slipped and fell, you need to show that the property owner knew or should have known about the dangerous area on their property. This can be hard to do if the owner is denying they knew anything about a danger or hazard.
How can I win my case?
Though nothing is ever guaranteed, when you work with a lawyer you know you have someone who understands exactly what they need to be looking for and knows how to gather the right evidence. A lawyer will know where to look for footage if it’s available, they will be able to gather any eyewitnesses to the accident and interview them, and they will be able to provide logical steps showing how you became injured through someone’s negligence.
The injuries you can sustain from a slip and fall can be serious and it is crucial that you get to a doctor as quickly as you can. Without medical attention, not only could your injuries become worse, but you will be missing out on critical evidence needed for your claim.
When you are planning to file a slip and fall claim or if you have already begun the process and do not know what steps to take, know that a lawyer can help you. It’s time to move forward. Contact a local law firm when you are ready.