Collecting Evidence in an Atlanta Slip and Fall Case
The National Safety Council (NSC), a nonprofit organization that promotes health and wellness, reports1 that approximately 8.9 million people seek treatment in emergency rooms around the country each year for injuries sustained in slip and fall accidents. In many instances, Georgia premises liability law gives slip and fall victims the legal right to recover for the various losses they sustain as a result of their accident. As with other types of personal injury matters, a plaintiff must be able to present evidence that indicates that the defendant was negligent in order to successfully assert a claim. There is a variety of evidence2 that may tend to establish negligence in a slip and fall scenario. Some of the most common are detailed below.
Photographic evidence of hazardous conditions – In many cases, a slip and fall accident is the result of a hazardous condition that a property owner knew or should have known about. In other instances, when an owner is aware of a dangerous condition, he or she has a duty to provide adequate warning to people that may encounter that condition. In cases that involve a slip and fall that was caused by a hazardous condition, pictures of the condition can help establish negligence.
Medical records – Medical records detailing a slip and fall victim’s injuries can provide evidence of actual injury, a necessary element of a personal injury case. Additionally, medical records can also establish that a person’s injuries were caused by the slip and fall accident.
Eyewitness accounts – In many cases, people who actually witnessed the accident can provide testimonial evidence establishing the cause of a slip and fall accident.
Contact an Atlanta slip and fall attorney today to schedule a free case evaluation
People who have been hurt in slip and fall accidents may be able to recover for their injuries and other losses. The Atlanta personal injury attorneys of Boling Rice, LLC are committed to representing the legal rights of individuals hurt in accidents caused by the negligence of others. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call our office today at (770) 744-0890.