If you have found yourself lying on the ground at a grocery store, retail store, or another commercial business, you may be the victim of a Sarasota slip and fall accident. Because slip and fall cases can be difficult to prove, it is critical that you get the necessary evidence to help support your injury claim.
What Evidence Is Important?
Just like in car accidents, slip and fall victims need to take pictures of the accident scene. Even if you don’t have a camera with you, most cell phones are equipped with built-in cameras that make it easy to capture the hazardous condition. If you don’t have a cell phone on you, ask someone near you to take pictures and email them to you. Just remember that photos are critical in premises liability cases, so do your best to take a couple of pictures of the dangerous area before the scene is altered.
Just as important as pictures, there may be video surveillance of the Sarasota slip and fall accident. While you may not know if there is video footage and how to go about getting it, an accident attorney can investigate to determine if it is likely that a video camera captured your fall. If there is a videotape, your lawyer will demand that the video from the entire day be preserved.
Once the video footage is reviewed, your slip and fall lawyer may able to prove the property owner’s negligence. Sometimes, videos will show that an employee created the hazard or walked right by the dangerous area and failed to warn others.
For help securing video surveillance and to make sure you have the right evidence to prove your Florida slip and fall claim, contact the Mallard Law Firm. You can speak with an experienced Sarasota slip and fall accident attorney in a free consultation by dialing 888-409-3805 today.