Hiring a personal injury attorney is absolutely vital in the event that you have been involved in a slip and fall case, mostly because of the many ways in which he or she can assist you. A slip and fall case typically occurs if you have fallen and injured yourself on someone's property, usually as a result of the property owner's negligence. Two ways that an attorney can assist you with this type of case are by investigating the scene of the accident and proving a history of owner negligence.
Investigating The Scene Of The Accident
A personal injury attorney will make sure that your case is as strong as possible by investigating the scene of the accident. While investigating the scene, the attorney is going to be looking for potential causes for your fall, such as poor lighting or broken stairs. In the event that no obvious causes for your fall are found, your attorney will look for any signs of recent repairs.
It is very common for a property owner to rush and repair the cause of any slip and fall accidents in order to avoid being sued. In many cases, the property owner will attempt to avoid blame by claiming that there was no damage to the property that could have caused your accident. However, your attorney will be able to easily counter that argument by submitting proof that repairs were made recently to the area where the accident occurred.
Proving A History Of Owner Negligence
Your attorney will also attempt to prove that the owner of the property has a history of negligence that contributed to your fall and injury. Proving that there is a history of owner negligence can greatly strengthen your case and improve your chances of getting the money you deserve.
One way that your attorney will prove that there is a history of negligence is by speaking to people that live in the area where the accident occurred, or people who frequent the area. For example, your attorney will be trying to determine if the property owner keeps his or her walkways free of snow and ice in the winter, promptly cleans up spills inside the store, and maintains sufficient lighting both inside and outside of the property.
Speak to a personal injury lawyer today in order to discuss how he or she can help you with your slip and fall case. An attorney will be able to improve the odds of your winning your cases by attempting to prove a history of owner negligence and investigating the scene of the accident.
For more information, contact Lerner, Piermont & Riverol, P.A. or a similar firm.Share