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How To Win a Slip-and-Fall Case: A Simple Guide

Published June 20, 2024 by David Wolff
How To Win a Slip-and-Fall Case: A Simple Guide

You slipped, fell, and injured yourself while walking through a grocery store, tackling a task at work, or even just strolling through the parking lot outside of your apartment building. You should have a slam-dunk slip-and-fall case that will allow you to collect compensation to cover medical bills and more, right?

Maybe. But if there is even a small chance you caused your slip-and-fall accident, it could ruin a slip-and-fall claim. Figuring out how to win a slip-and-fall case isn’t always as cut and dry as you might think.

Before you file a slip-and-fall lawsuit, read through this guide on how to put together the strongest case possible.

Seek Medical Attention Immediately

Some people involved in slip-and-fall accidents walk away with little more than bruised egos. Others can’t walk away because of sprained ankles and broken bones.

In certain situations, slip-and-fall accidents lead to incredibly serious injuries like traumatic brain injuries. These injuries, in particular, can take a long-term toll on your health.

According to the CDC, only about 20% of slip-and-fall incidents cause serious injuries. But don’t let that stop you from seeking medical attention after a slip-and-fall accident, even if you feel fine after an accident occurred.

Take a trip to your local emergency room to have medical professionals evaluate you for injuries. Keep all your medical records from your subsequent doctor’s visits to help prove that your injuries stem from when your slip-and-fall occurred.

Gather More Than Enough Evidence

Your medical records can serve as key evidence if you decide to file a slip-and-fall lawsuit after an accident. However, they shouldn’t be the only evidence you collect related to your case.

Gather other evidence from the scene of your slip-and-fall accident, too, such as:

  • Photographs that showcase the dangerous conditions of the area where you slipped and fell.
  • Videos that highlight the circumstances surrounding your slip and fall.
  • The names and contact information of people who witnessed your accident.

If you’re feeling up to it, collect this evidence yourself after your slip-and-fall accident. If you’re badly injured, ask a family member, friend, coworker, neighbor, etc. to lend a hand with retrieving it.

Just make sure you secure as much of this evidence as you can early on before it begins to disappear. After you leave the scene of the accident, the property owner may mitigate the hazard, leaving you with little evidence of what caused the accident. 

Call a Lawyer With Personal Injury Experience

If you’ve never filed a slip-and-fall lawsuit, you won’t know all the ins and outs of creating a compelling personal injury case. Hire a personal injury lawyer to assist you so you don’t skip any important steps throughout the legal process.

Look for a personal injury lawyer who has a proven track record and understands how to win a slip-and-fall case. They can provide other useful advice that will increase your chances of collecting a settlement or winning a judgment in court.

Let Us Show You How to Win a Slip-and-Fall Case

Knowing how to win a slip-and-fall case starts with proving that someone else was to blame for your accident. Cantor, Wolff, Nicastro & Hall LLC can analyze all the different aspects of your slip and fall to reveal who the responsible party should be. We can also guide you down the right path as you prepare to take legal action against a store owner, your employer, or another entity.

Working with our experienced attorneys can improve your chances of winning your case. Contact us at 716-848-8000 or online to begin sorting through your slip-and-fall claim.

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