When an individual has become the victim of a personal injury accident, it is important that they gather as much information as possible that can help them in a lawsuit if they choose to pursue that option. One of the key factors of any personal injury case is that the injured party is required to prove that the liable party (i.e. property owner, motor vehicle operator, etc.) was negligent and ultimately caused them to become injured. This is referred to as fulfilling the burden of proof.
There are many ways that an individual may be able to successfully fulfill the burden of proof, depending on their particular situation. For example, if an individual slips and falls in a grocery store, they may want to try and take pictures of the conditions that caused them to slip before leaving. They should notify the store manager of the accident and if there were any witnesses to the accident, obtain their contact information so they can ask for a witness statement later on. In addition, the grocery store might have surveillance camera footage of the accident taking place.
Of course, that’s just one example of many possible situations. If you have been injured in an accident, contact our firm today.
Timian & Fawcett, LLC is proud to serve clients throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. when they need strong legal representation after being injured in an accident. If you are the victim of someone else’s negligence, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.