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Photos Can Be Helpful in Slip and Fall Accident Cases

Slip and fall accidents are often exceptionally frightening, painful, and dangerous accidents that can require protracted recoveries and considerable expense. When commercial property owners fail to live up to the duty of care they owe their customers, clients, and other invited guests, they increase the risk that slip and fall accidents will happen. If a property owner or manager’s negligence leaves you injured in a slip-and-fall accident, speak with an experienced Tampa slip and fall attorney today.

Your Slip and Fall Accident

People often chalk slipping and falling up to clumsiness or simply think of it as one of those things that simply happens as part of life. However, these accidents and the resulting injuries and losses are often preventable. If the property owner or manager’s negligence regarding maintaining reasonably safe premises is the cause of your accident, seeking the compensation to which you are entitled is critical to your ability to recover financially and move forward. As such, it’s important to bring your strongest claim in support of your best interests.

Taking Pictures at the Scene of the Accident

The fact is that slip and fall accident claims are often quite complicated, and it can come down to your word against the property owner’s. However, if you obtain pictures and/or videos depicting the accident scene, it can go a long way toward supporting your claim and toward procuring your just compensation.

An important note to make is that if you can’t take the pictures yourself, you can enlist a companion or bystander to do so on your behalf. Even if you’re too seriously injured to participate at all, it’s very likely – in the era of instant accessibility to smartphone cameras – that someone can take care of the photos for you.

The Important Role Photos Can Play

Your slip and fall case hinges on your ability to demonstrate that the property owner or manager failed to maintain the premises in the reasonably safe condition necessary to accommodate your safety. Often, proving this comes down to capturing the slipping hazard in question in photos.

Because a picture says a thousand words, having pictures to back up your claim can mean the difference between obtaining just compensation and not doing so. Common causes of slip and falls that can be easily captured in photos and videos include:

  • Inadequate lighting
  • Spills that go unattended and without adequate warnings
  • Poorly maintained floor coverings, including rips, tears, holes, bunching, and other signs of wear
  • Uneven, cracked, or buckled walkways
  • Freshly mopped floors without warning signs
  • Overly polished floors
  • Debris-strewn walkways
  • Obstacles that infringe upon walkways
  • Poorly designed, erected, or maintained staircases

Consult with a Dedicated Tampa Slip and Fall Attorney Today

The Tampa slip and fall attorneys at Tragos, Sartes & Tragos are committed to helping you procure all the available evidence – including photographic evidence – necessary to help bring your strongest claim. Your case is far too important to leave to chance – or to the at-fault party’s insurance company’s discretion. We’re on your side, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 813-223-6405 for more information today.