Whenever you file a personal injury claim, you must be able to produce evidence that shows that the defendant was negligent in his or her duty of care. In a slip and fall case, that type of evidence varies depending on where the fall occurred and the type of circumstance in which you fell.
Here are some examples of a few different common slip and fall scenarios and the types of evidence you would need to gather:
- Falls on stairs. As always, a picture is a great piece of evidence to have after you fall down stairs, especially if there is a foreign substance that caused the fall. However, you should also consider design issues, such as lack of functional and safe handrails, improper depth in the step, worn surfaces, risers of wrong or varying heights and more.
- Falls on floors. These cases typically are similar to falls on stairs, but an additional piece of evidence could be a lack of warning if floors were slippery due to being cleaned or waxed.
In just about all instances, it is also good to preserve the shoes that you were wearing at the time of the slip and fall.
To proceed with a personal injury claim after a serious slip and fall accident in Florida, contact a dedicated Jacksonville attorney.
Personal injury lawyer Mark Link contributed to this blog post.