What are the first steps after an injury on someone else’s property?

In the event that you are injured on another person’s property, it is important that the first thing you do is take pictures of the dangerous condition that caused you to become injured. And then, of course, seek the necessary medical attention. However, it is crucial that if at all possible, you do not leave the property without first taking photographic or videographic evidence of the dangerous condition.

This is so important because if you try to come back to the property a few days later and take pictures, there is a strong chance that the property owner has repaired or resolved the dangerous condition that caused you to become injured and you have no evidence to support your case in a court of law. If you can’t take the pictures, have someone else do it. Obtaining this type of evidence is key in the investigation of a personal injury case.

Speaking of photographs and videos, it is also important to be aware that once you do file a lawsuit, the other side’s insurance company may photograph or videotape you throughout your daily life. If you are exaggerating your injuries, this is how they will find out and then your case is pretty much over.

If you have been injured on another person’s property due to their negligence to keep it safe, contact an experienced personal injury attorney today.

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