Slip and fall accidents are some of the most commonly reported personal injury cases. If you have been injured in a trip accident in public or on someone’s property, you should follow these tips. Here’s how a slip and fall accident should be documented.
Take a Picture of the Scene
One of the most important components is to photograph the scene. A photograph can paint a picture for the insurance company and lawyers of who caused the fall. Make sure you capture the hazard that caused your fall, be it water, ice, uneven pavement, or other structural deformities.
Document All Injuries
You should also take photographs of the injuries you sustained. Do this, if you can, right when the incident occurs. You should also take pictures of how you heal. Documenting the injuries over time is essential. Medical records can be great for explaining the damages, but photographs bring light to the reality of the injuries. This can have a greater impact if a case is brought to trial.
Photograph Your Clothing and Accessories
Oftentimes, property owners will paint the picture and blame the victim’s outfit or shoes as the cause of the fall. Make sure you have ample evidence of everything that occurred, including the clothes and shoes you wear. If you have no shoelaces, then they cannot use the argument that your shoes were untied, for instance.
Every personal injury case will be strengthened with visible documentation of your injuries. Make sure to always photograph your injuries right after, and to keep documentation of the progression of the injuries.