Are Pictures Ever Useful In Slip And Fall Cases?
The old adage is that a picture is worth a thousand words. If you can document the area where your injury occurred and show how the area was uneven, slippery, etc., you can help the adjuster or the jurors in your case see the dangerous situation. They can further note that it should have been rectified prior to your fall.
What is the Typical State of Mind of a Person Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident?
The typical person is anxious and concerned. He’s been involved in a terrible, life-altering accident. He’s probably taken time off from work or altered his daily routine to seek medical treatment.
He probably has medical bills piling up. He now has unpleasant things to focus on, such as seeing doctors, going to psychical therapy, and taking different medications.
The typical person feels like his life has been turned upside down.
Do People Become Hesitant or Discouraged When They’ve Been Involved in these Cases?
I wouldn’t say they generally become hesitant or discouraged.
Rather, they become concerned about how this is going to affect them, affect their ability to live their life as it was before, affect them at work, and affect their family life. They’re more concerned about the long-term effects of this injury.
If People are Discouraged or Hesitant, What Would You Tell them?
These are valid concerns. However, at the end of the day, these property owners or landlords have a duty to protect their patrons or their renters. They have a duty to the public to make sure their space is safe; to make sure people can live safely or shop safely. Property owners have insurance for these types of things because they realize accidents can happen.
Property owners or employees generally don’t have any malice in creating these dangerous situations. However, these accidents often occur because of simple negligence.
Your pain and suffering occurred because of their negligence. Thus, these property owners and/or employees should be held liable. Injured people deserve compensation for their injuries caused by the negligence of another.
What are the Most Difficult Aspects in a Slip and Falls Case?
The most important thing is that we want all the places we visit and all the places in which we work to be safe and secure. We want the companies or the operating owners to have proper protocol or rules in place to ensure these places are safe. If the rules or protocols are adequate or not in place and an accident does occur, then they must be held accountable.
Lawsuits can be great tools to correct either bad behavior or negligent behavior. They’re essential to make sure that there are mechanisms in place to prevent future injuries.
We must make sure this accident doesn’t happen again to you or to anybody else. In order to do that, we must make sure to hold the property owner or the storeowner accountable.
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