Slip-and-falls can happen at any time. These accidents can occur on private or public property due to uneven flooring, wet or slippery surfaces and can result in serious injuries. If you sustain an injury in a slip-and-fall accident, you may consider suing the at-fault party for compensation. However, proving negligence in such cases can be difficult.
While you can argue that the slip-and-fall accident resulted in your injury, in order to receive compensation, you will need to provide tangible evidence to prove this. You can prove negligence in a slip-and-fall suit if there was a hazardous or defective condition on the property that resulted in your slipping and falling.
What you have to prove to win your case
In order to win a slip-and-fall suit, you must prove to the court that the at-fault party acted in a negligent manner. This means proving that the defendant failed to exercise reasonable care, resulting in injury and damage.
Each person or business has a duty to go about their business in a manner that does not present unreasonable risk to other people. In a slip-and-fall case, this might mean ensuring that those who visit your property are not exposed to the danger of slipping and hurting themselves. It might also mean taking adequate precautions to identify and fix potential dangers before they can cause an injury. To win your slip-and-fall suit, you must prove that the defendant breached their duty to act with reasonable care resulting in your injury.
Types of evidence you need to prove your injury claim
It is important that you begin collecting evidence for your slip-and-fall suit as soon as you can. The right evidence will strengthen your case and maximize the compensation you can receive following a successful suit. Here is the evidence you should consider collecting:
- Photos of the location where you slipped and fell
- Photos of the actual injury
- CCTV footage of the fall
- Statements from eyewitnesses
- Medical records of your injury
Bringing a successful claim can be a daunting task. To prevail in a slip-and-fall lawsuit, you must prove that the at-fault party acted with negligence and that their actions, or inaction, resulted in your injury.