The laws that govern premises liability require those who own, manage, or occupy a property to maintain to prevent injuries to those who are expected to go there. If the negligence of these individuals leads to an injury, the victim may recover compensation for their losses. But, to get this compensation, they need to show the owner of the property was negligent and they sustained an injury as a result. If you are one of these victims, you must gather evidence to prove your claim. This is where The Walthew Law Firm attorneys can help. If you got your injury in a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, your attorney can review your accident and explain if you have a valid claim. Also, they can help in gathering the following pieces of evidence:
Accident Scene Photos or Videos
Photos or videos of where your accident occurred will effectively support your premises liability claim. So, try to take photos of the hazardous condition that resulted in your accident, if you can. This condition could be debris on the ground, a sidewalk crack, or a substance on the floor. Also, consider taking pictures of any signs or lack of signs of this condition, and your injuries while they progress. It is best to take photos before the owner of the property can fix the issue that caused your injuries. And because your attorney may request video surveillance footage that shows who your accident occurred, make sure to note any video cameras.
You may need to file a premises liability claim against the owner of the property or someone who possessed and controlled it. Property records such as deeds can demonstrate ownership of the property.
Following your accident, you need to report to the manager of the property, so they can inform the owner of your injury claim. Make sure to ask for a copy of the accident report that should contain information your attorney can use for your case. This information includes details of your accident, contact information of the owner and their insurance company, and statements from employees or witnesses.
If you are filing a claim against a business or homeowner, you may have to file a claim with their insurer first. So, ask for information on their insurance provider and policy. Your attorney can review all applicable policies and the limits of different coverage.
If you slipped and fell on someone’s property, you may suffer injuries such as traumatic head injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken hips, burn injuries, and other serious injuries. Your attorney will need your medical records to show that your injuries are serious enough to warrant financial compensation.