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How Taking Photos Could Make Your Case

Posted June 17, 2017
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{1:10 minutes to read} In trip-and-fall and slip-and-fall cases, dangerous conditions may be remediated or repaired before your attorney has the chance to evaluate the site. In our earlier article, “Injured? 5 Reasons Why You Should Contact an Attorney Immediately,” we talked about why consulting a personal injury lawyer sooner rather than later is critical to making your case, but there are also a few things you can do on the scene to make sure the circumstances are properly and fairly represented. First, be proactive. If you see a dangerous situation, take photos—even if you have not been injured—and put any complaints to management in writing so they are referenceable. Second, if you suffer an injury and do not have your cell phone with you or are not in a position to take photos yourself, solicit a witness or passerby to take photos and send them to you immediately. Third, get the names and contact information of any and all witnesses. Your attorney will contact them immediately to get a testament while the incident is still fresh in their minds. And fourth, as soon as possible, call an attorney!

Case Study

Langsam Law represented a woman who tripped down the stairs of her building due to a broken step, fracturing her ankle. She suffered pain and medical bills, as well as faced considerable challenges accessing her 5th floor walkup apartment. The woman had complained about the step to her management company with no response, yet three days after the accident the step was fixed. Although Langsam Law immediately visited the building to photograph the defective step, it had already been repaired. Fortunately, our client had taken a photograph of the broken step before her accident, giving crucial evidence that led to settlement of the case. 

Note: Prior results do not guarantee similar results. 

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