Physical Evidence in Slip and Fall Cases
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, it is important that you immediately preserve the physical evidence surrounding your accident. Without adequate evidence, it will be very difficult for your Riverside injury attorney to successfully negotiate or litigate your claim.
Proper Preservation of Evidence
In order to properly preserve the physical evidence in a slip and fall accident, you will need to collect and save all the items that were involved in the accident. This includes your clothing and any object that actually caused you to slip and fall. You should provide all of these items to your Riverside injury attorney, who will preserve them in separate plastic bags pending the outcome of your case.
Items of Clothing
If your slip and fall accident was the result of a spilt liquid or other such debris on the floor, the clothes and shoes you were wearing at the time of the accident become extremely important evidence. Your attorney will use the residue on your clothes as evidence of the hazard’s existence and the cause your fall. As such, you should not wash or discard these items of clothing. Instead, provide them to your Riverside injury attorney.
Debris Or Other Foreign Material
One of the most common types of slip and fall accidents occur in grocery stores over produce or such other items on the floor. Key evidence in these types of cases is the actual object that caused the fall. You need to retain the object and give it to your attorney as evidence. If you are not able to preserve the item, you can take a picture of it with your cell phone.
Contact a Riverside Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one was injured in a slip and fall accident, you should immediately call the Law Offices of Samer Habbas at (888) 848-5048 to schedule a complimentary consultation with a Riverside injury attorney.