Have you been injured in a slip and fall accident? Were there witnesses to the incident? Witnesses are often vital for winning a slip and fall injury claim as they help to establish liability as well as the causation of your injuries. Does this mean that your case is a lost cause if there were no witnesses to your accident?
You can still win your slip and fall case even in the absence of witnesses. However, to be successful in that situation, you will need the help of an experienced personal injury attorney.
Eyewitnesses are critical when it comes to slip and fall personal injury claims. Their accounts can be used to reconstruct the incident and establish liability.
If there were no eyewitnesses to the accident, all hope is not lost. There may be other evidence that can help to build your case. This may include:
- The victim – You are one of the most critical witnesses in the case. Your account of the events will help to establish exactly how the accident occurred and what caused it. Your testimony will help establish liability and can be used to prove that the defendant’s negligence caused your injuries. Being able to accurately articulate how the incident occurred is always a solid foundation for your claim.
- Medical experts – It is important to seek medical attention soon after the accident. This will help to ensure that your injuries are examined and treated. It will also ensure that there is a medical record of the injuries you suffered that you can tie back to the slip and fall.
Medical experts consisting of your primary care doctor or a specialist in the injury you suffered can be used to testify on your behalf. These witnesses can provide evidence of the severity of your injuries and the impact they have had and will have on your life.
- Property experts – These may consist of professionals such as builders, contractors, property managers and others with knowledge of property construction and maintenance. They can provide evidence of the failures of the property manager or owner that caused your injury.
Every case is unique. Therefore, the type of witnesses that can be used will depend on your particular case.
How to Win a Slip and Fall Case
Your slip and fall lawsuit is not about the witnesses; it is about you. An experienced personal injury attorney can evaluate the facts of your situation and advise you if there is enough evidence to proceed. Please call us today for a free claim evaluation.