One of the things that determine the strength of your personal injury case is the weight of the evidence you have. Ideally, you need to have irrefutable evidence that proves your claim – evidence that even the defendant cannot disapprove. Below are some of the pieces of evidence you can use for a slip and fall injury case.
Clothing and Shoes
The damage to your clothes and shoes can help you prove your claim if they are consistent with your injuries. A good example is if your shirt is torn at the elbow and you are complaining of a fractured elbow. Alternatively, your attire can also help you disapprove the defendant's claims. Say the defendant is claiming that you wore the wrong shoes (say high heels) for the environment. You can produce the flat shoes you had at the time of the accident to disapprove the defendant's claims.
Video footage can come from various sources such as eyewitnesses' cellphones, street surveillance cameras, and CCTV cameras from nearby businesses premises. The good news with video footage is that it can show exactly what happened from start to finish.
It's always a good idea to take pictures of an accident scene. The pictures will show both your injuries and the conditions at the scene of the accident. This is particularly necessary if the conditions at the scene are likely to change with time. For example, snow can melt, and water can evaporate; therefore, pictures of these things will help prove the actual conditions when the accident occurred.
Statements from eyewitnesses might not necessarily prove the accident or liability, but they can illuminate various points of the fall. For example, the testimony can prove that the floor where you fell was slippery, that you were not distracted on your phone, or that the dangerous section of the floor had not been cordoned off as the defendant is claiming.
Medical records are always useful in all cases of injury claims. The medical records will show if your injuries are consistent with the accident you are claiming. For example, your medical records may show if you fell headfirst down the stairs. The medical records can also disapprove preexisting injuries that the defendant might raise.
The above are just a few pieces of evidence you may need; there may be others depending on the circumstances of your accident. Do your best to preserve any evidence connected to your injury. After that, consult an injury attorney, such as Teresa P Williams , to coordinate all the pieces of evidence and use them to win your case.