In every new slip and fall case, we generally write to the defendant after we are retained and specify that all evidence, including videos and photos and incident reports, should be retained.
It’s also important that the plaintiff retains evidence. If you were in a slip and fall accident, you should keep the shoes that you were wearing. You should also try to take photographs of the scene as soon as possible.
And look around or have someone with you look around: are there video cameras pointing at you; if so, note where they are.
Also important, if there’s some foreign substance on the floor get a picture of it before it’s disturbed. Often corporate defendants will not take pictures and will simply deny that there was ever anything on the floor. The best time to gather evidence is at the scene of the incident.
If you have been hurt due to dangerous conditions on someone else's property, the burden is on you, the victim, to prove the property owner's liability. At the Law Offices of Steven J. Klearman & Associates, our Reno personal injury lawyer works directly with clients to collect the appropriate evidence and make a clear and compelling case for compensation.
Your injury deserves to be answered for. Contact our offices today to start exploring your legal options.