Were you involved in a slip and fall accident that resulted in an injury? If so, you likely are wondering what to do to ensure that you receive compensation. Here are some tips that will set you on the right path.
Try To Get Video Evidence
The problem with a slip and fall accident is that, most of the time, it is your word against the property owner's. That's why it is important to gather video evidence when possible. If there were security cameras in the store where the slip and fall occurred, see if you can get access to that security camera footage. If it was outside the store, there may be surveillance footage from a nearby store that covers the same area. If you slipped on residential property, there may be neighbors that have video doorbells that capture all footage and save it to the cloud. You may be surprised at what is out there if you look around.
However, there may be a problem when someone doesn't want to give you the footage that you need to help prove your case. In that instance, your personal injury lawyer may be able to help you request a subpoena to view that footage. Then the person would be legally obligated to supply it and could get in trouble if they intentionally destroyed the footage. If you are not allowed to view the video, make a written request for them to preserve the video evidence.
Get Medical Help Right Away
In all types of personal injury cases, the severity of your injury is often determined by how quickly you need to receive medical help. People that sit on an injury for days or weeks before having it looked at will often have their injury considered to be minor by the insurance company. Injuries that are major will often require an immediate trip to the ER.
Make sure that you are getting the attention that you need as soon as possible. You may not want to go to the ER and face a high bill to get looked at, but if the injury is not your fault, these medical expenses will be covered in the end.
These are just a few tips that will help you receive compensation for your slip and fall case. Work with a local personal injury law office, such as the Law Office of Robert Karwin, for help with this legal matter.