Witnesses in Long Island Slip and Fall Cases
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, you will need to show that the property owner was responsible for your fall and that you incurred costs because of that injury—such as doctor bills, prescriptions, therapy costs and lost wages. One way to help your case is with witnesses.
Benefit of Witnesses
If you are in any type of accident, you should always try and get any nearby witnesses to give you their information. Their information can be passed on to your slip and fall lawyer so he or she can either get a statement or have them come to court, if necessary, to support your case.
Your attorney will also utilize other witnesses to prove your case. Medical experts, for example, may be used to testify on the severity of your injuries and that they resulted from the accident. Property experts such as contractors, inspectors, and builders can testify about how the property was not properly maintained or up to code. Your attorney may also be able to find a witness in the area who can say that the defect that caused your injury was present for weeks, months or even longer without being repaired.
Every case is unique, and even if there were no witnesses around when you fell, an experienced lawyer can best gather the necessary evidence to help win your case.
How Our Attorneys Can Help
If you slipped and fell and think your accident was someone else’s fault, give our accident attorneys a call with any questions you have. We provide free consultations to help you understand your rights, let you know your legal options and help determine the best course of action for your specific case. Our consultations cost nothing and come with no obligation—just a chance to get information.
Our lawyers work with top-notch investigators, medical experts, and accident reconstructionists to help ensure the necessary evidence is collected to get you the full compensation you deserve. This includes your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and any other expenses related to the accident.