If you were injured on another person’s property, you may be facing serious consequences that include costly medical expenses, lost wages, and a major impact on the way you live your life. If you plan to bring a personal injury lawsuit against the owner of the property you were injured on, you will have to fulfill the burden of proof. The burden of proof simply means that the injured party is responsible for providing the court with evidence that the property owner was negligent. In addition, they must prove that the property owner either knew or should have reasonably known about the dangerous condition on the property.
If the injured person is able to take photographs of the conditions that caused them to become injured before leaving the property, they have the best chance at proving their case. Of course, sometimes the injury is so severe that this is impossible. However, it is important to note that the condition may no longer be there if you go back a few days later to try and take pictures. If there are witnesses to your accident, it is important to gather their contact information, as they can be very helpful in your case. If the property is a parking lot or a retail store, you may be able to track down surveillance camera footage that shows your accident and the conditions that caused you to become injured. In the event that the accident occurred because of dangerous weather conditions such as snow or ice, you may be able to go back and cite weather forecasts from that day.
If you have been injured in an accident due to another person’s negligence, contact our firm today for strong legal representation when you need it most.