Keeping great records after an Orange County slip-and-fall accident can go a long way toward making sure you have the evidence you need to pursue compensation for your injuries. Here are some tips to make sure you have all the documentation you need to protect your rights:
- It’s all about the details. Write down the time, date, and location of your fall. Get names and contact information for witnesses. Make note of what happened before, during, and after your fall and any important details about what caused your fall. Take photos of the scene and your injuries if at all possible. Keep a journal of your recovery process, and note the times and dates of your medical visits.
- Get copies of everything. Try not to leave the scene of your fall without a copy of the police report or incident report in your hand. If witnesses took photos, make arrangements to get copies sent to you. Save your medical records and bills. Security tapes may be available, but you may have trouble getting a copy on your own. If you need help gathering evidence, it’s recommended that you work alongside an experienced attorney.
- Keep everything in one place. Keep all of your documentation related to the evidence in one big folder. This makes it easy to keep track of details and easy to transport to an attorney meeting, if needed.
After you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, please don’t hesitate to reach out to an experienced Orange County slip-and-fall attorney for answers to your questions. You can reach us at 1-(949) 851-0222 today, or you can simply fill out the convenient online contact form on this page.