A slip and fall injury case can be a difficult one to win. Oftentimes, the defendant will argue that you were not actually that injured and that you were feigning your injury. You will need to prove a causal link with the help of a slip and fall attorney.
Proving That Your Injuries are Directly Linked to the Accident
To receive compensation for your injuries, you must prove that they were caused by your slip and fall accident and not a different incident. A slip and fall accident attorney can use a deposition to speak with your physician.
You may also approach your physician during your scheduled visit to discuss your injuries with the help of an attorney. Your attorney will assist you in explaining your claim to your doctor so they can then write a letter that can be used to assist you in your claim. However, the defense lawyer may choose to use a deposition to interrogate your physician.
Documenting Your Accident
Make sure that your accident is thoroughly documented. Write down everything that occurred leading up to the accident. Report the accident to the property owner. This is especially important with personal injury cases. Take photographs of the scene of the accident. If there were any witnesses, make sure to write down their names and phone numbers.
For the property owner to be responsible for your slip and fall, you must prove that the property had hazards that could be considered unreasonable. For example, if you fell because the stairs were in disrepair, it would be unreasonable for the stairs to remain in disrepair for an extended period of time.
However, if you don't photograph the scene of the accident, the property owner might do everything possible to cover up the conditions that lead to your injuries. Then, the only evidence you would have is your injuries.
Proving That the Property Owner Had a Notice
If the property has recently become damaged, the property owner might not be responsible for your injuries if it could not have been known that the dangerous conditions existed. Therefore, you will need to have pictures, reports, and other evidence that the property owner didn't take the steps necessary to make the property safe.
Once you are able to prove that the property is not safe, you will be able to create a compelling case for why you deserve compensation for your injuries.