When you are injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another party, you may want to file a personal injury lawsuit against them. However, if and when you do so, you will be held responsible for proving that the property owner’s negligence caused you to become injured. This is known as the burden of proof. Property owners are responsible for maintaining their property in a safe condition that will not cause harm to anyone who happens to enter the property at any given time.
Unfortunately, many people are not aware that the burden of proof is upon them. A lawsuit is rarely the first thing on your mind right when you become injured. Many times, you are more focused on the extent of your injuries and seeking medical attention. If you are on another person’s property and you become injured because of an unsafe condition, it is important that you do your best to take photos or videos of the source of your accident before leaving the premises. It is especially important to take pictures before you leave because if the property owner knows you may bring a lawsuit against them, they may try to fix the unsafe condition before you can come back and take pictures for proof.
If you became injured because you slipped on ice on another person’s property and forgot to take pictures, you may be able to refer to weather reports to show that there were icy conditions that were not remedied. There are many different possibilities when looking to prove that negligence played a part in your accident. Your personal injury attorney can work towards finding evidence to assist you in your case.
Marc N. Needelman is an experienced Personal Injury Attorney, working throughout the state of Connecticut. Contact the law firm to set up a free initial consultation.