If you are involved in a slip and fall accident you’ll need the help of an experienced Ft. Lauderdale slip and fall attorney like the ones at the Maus Law Firm. When you have a slip and fall accident, Florida Statute Section 768 puts the burden of proof on you, the injured person to prove the business did something wrong. The Maus Law Firm will aggressively investigate your claim to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. Our firm will pursue any and all evidence that proves the negligence of the business such as in-store surveillance videotapes, eyewitness statements, photographs of the scene of the accident, and doctor’s reports.
In-Store video surveillance cameras are everywhere today and it would be unlikely that your accident escaped being videotaped. It is critical that videotape evidence of your slip and fall be secured immediately as video tape evidence that incriminates a business tends to get lost or overwritten quite easily. On the plus side, videotape evidence can be the most conclusive of all evidence we can gather.
Eyewitness testimony is another area of evidence that we must diligently pursue. The accounts of credible witnesses to the accident can reinforce your claim and several eyewitnesses testifying in a consistent manner can help your case.
Accident Scene Photos
Most people have camera phones and if you are involved in a Ft. Lauderdale slip and fall accident you should immediately photograph the scene of the accident from many different angles, as well as take pictures of the cut or bruised part of your body.
A final piece of evidence that can support your claim is a doctor’s report of your injuries. When you have a slip and fall accident you should immediately seek medical attention independent from that which is being offered to you by the business itself. Most insurance companies will request that you see their doctor and make a statement that will tend to lessen the perception of the seriousness of your injuries. Go to a doctor that you trust first of all and second, one that is independent and will give an accurate and objective analysis of your injuries.
The Maus Law Firm has a history of successfully advancing slip and fall claims in the Broward County and surrounding areas. Give our professional and experienced team of Ft. Lauderdale slip and fall attorneys a call today.