Thursday, June 23, 2011


You're Injured, Now What?
An update to keep you informed on personal injury situations.

In a Slip-and-Fall or Trip-and-Fall type of claim it is very important to immediately preserve evidence of what caused the fall.  Sometimes a broken step will be the cause of the fall.  You need to have a picture of that.  Sometimes the cause of the fall is a pothole.  You need to get a picture of that.  Pictures are sometime the only thing that will allow you to be successful with your claim.  Once the injury is reported to the landlord, usually they immediately make corrections or change things where the injury occurred.  If there was a pothole, they will fill the pothole.  If there was a spilled liquid, that will have been cleaned up.  If there was a broken step, that will have been repaired.  Fortunately most people carry cell phones that have the capabilities of taking pictures.  If you are too injured to take a picture yourself, have a friend, family member, or someone who is passing by to take the picture for you.  It is critical to preserve evidence of what caused the injury.  You will also need to keep and preserve the shoes that you were wearing at the time of the fall.  You should also make note whether or not you were wearing glasses or using any type of cane or similar devise.  As soon as you are able you or a family member should call an attorney to assist you in the claim.  Usually an expert will be needed to evaluate the claim.  Look to your local accident attorney, Kennith L. Peterson, to protect your rights.

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