Chicago Falls From Wet Floors Lawyers
Preserving Evidence in Slip-and-Fall Cases
When there are no warnings that a floor is wet, individuals can suffer severe injuries from falling. In a slip-and-fall case, one of the main factors used to determine whether you have a case is whether the appropriate parties knew of the condition of the floor, or whether the condition existed for long enough that they should have known about it and taken steps to clean up.
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If you were injured because you fell on a wet floor, there are numerous things you can do to preserve the existing evidence. Taking a picture of the spill can help determine how long the spill has been there. Asking employees (before their manager gets to them) where the spill came from or whether they knew about it can be helpful. If there are any witnesses that saw you fall, or if anyone fell before or after you did, it is important to get his or her contact information. Ask the manager whether the store has a video surveillance system. When you contact a lawyer, he or she can contact those witnesses or get copies of the video to help build a strong case.
When you contact our firm, Grazian & Volpe, we can help you take the appropriate steps to preserve the evidence in your case, and we can work with you to make sure we collect all viable evidence that could be used.
Proving Liability in Wet Floor Cases
In any personal injury matter, one of the most important elements of building a strong case is proving the other party was liable. In a premises liability case, it is important to collect that evidence as quickly as you can after the accident. Accident scenes and dangerous places can be cleaned or fixed quickly, and anything caught on video surveillance can be erased as soon as the film needs to be used again.
Experienced Chicago falls from wet floors attorneys understand the importance of acting promptly when they are contacted. When individuals contact us, we promptly contact the store to make sure the video surveillance is preserved. We thoroughly review the tape to determine when the spill happened and whether the store owner had sufficient time to clean the mess or put up warning signs.
Contact Experienced Chicago Slip-and-fall Accident Lawyers
If you were injured from a wet floor in a store, it is important to do what you can to document the evidence and then promptly contact an experienced attorney. When you contact our firm, we can help you build a strong case. Learn more about the representation we provide by contacting us online or calling 773-838-8100 or 866-494-4878 to schedule your free initial consultation.