The majority of slip and fall claims can be resolved without entering the trial process. We want to provide you with a list of tips that can strengthen your case and increase the likelihood that you will reach a favorable settlement.
In order to present your claim in the best light, here are some guidelines:
- Prove the causal link between the fall and your injuries.
- Show that the at-fault party had notice of the condition that caused your fall.
- Keep thorough documentation of your injuries.
- Keep documentation of all expenses resulting from the fall.
- Avoid exaggeration of your injuries.
- Team up with an experienced injury attorney.
Some of these may seem like obvious steps, but we want to emphasize the importance of doing all of the above. When we say it is helpful to prove the causal link, we mean that you need show that you suffered a fall and that fall was the direct cause of the injuries you are suffering. Proving that you are injured is simply not enough. The same idea goes with proving that the defendant had notice of the condition. It is not too difficult to prove that the dangerous condition existed. The harder aspect is showing that the owner of the property would have had notice of the condition. To do so you can use the following:
- Surveillance footage of the property- Was the dangerous condition there for a significant amount of time?
- Testimony of others- Did someone else know about the condition and how long it was present?
- Use the incident report- Does the report include the condition and why it was present and not handled?
We can help you look into these matters and find the proof that you need. We can also help you keep the proper documentation so you can later recover the compensation you deserve. If you have any questions about these tips or how to handle your slip and fall case, call Jones & Swanson.
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