Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Establishing your Trip and Fall Injury Case

More often than not, injuries caused resulting from trip and fall cases are covered by premise liability statutes. This law states that a property or landowner may be held accountable for any damages incurred by anyone who visits his estate. Yet, if one has been hurt from such visit, he must first prove these factors so that he may qualify for suitable recoveries:
  • The property owner or manager has been informed of an unsafe condition in his premises
  • The property owner or manager has the obligation to keep his place free of any hazards
  • The property owner or manager has been irresponsible or negligent in performing such responsibility
  • The trip and fall accident has been caused by the owner’s negligence
  • The victim has suffered any type of Injuries and damages from the accident
  • The injured victim has not exercised any act that instigated the accident
These elements of a good trip and fall injury claim may seem so simple to establish in court. Yet, various circumstances may make it difficult for any victim to pursue it without the aid of an expert personal injury lawyer who practically understands the applicable laws and vital steps and techniques to follow in order to be successful.
Now, if you have been injured from tripping or falling and you firmly believe that somehow, someone has been irresponsible in his actions or inactions; read the tips that I have just read from an article, which I consider vital in proving your case:
1. Take pictures from the actual scene of the trip and fall accident – generally, visual evidences cannot lie. Capture the condition of the area where you experienced the accident.
2. Get the contact information of some witnesses – having additional statements from other people who have witnessed the accident can enhance the merits of your case.
3. Make sure to keep your evidences – physical evidences such as the shoes and clothes that you are wearing on the time of the accident can be helpful for your claim.