Upon filing a personal injury case, you will have to gather evidence to support your case. An attorney can help you gather this evidence. If you are unable to return to the scene due to your injuries, an attorney can do so for you. This can allow them to take pictures of a hazard that is present. It it best to do this as quickly as possible since the hazard could be removed in the meantime. The burden of proof will need to be fulfilled in order to hold another party liable for your accident and injuries. The burden of proof proves that a party had a responsibility to maintain a safe premises and that they failed to do so. This can hold them accountable for someone’s accident due to a present hazard. To best prove these situations, take pictures of the scene to prove the hazard was not removed. You should also go to a doctor and have your injuries documented. This can prove the extent of your injuries after the accident.

Can winter weather affect these cases?

During the winter time, snow and ice can pile up and make for some dangerous conditions. The presence of ice and snow can cause individuals to slip and fall. This can lead to serious injuries. When it snows during the winter, a property owner has a specific period of time to remove the snow. If a pedestrian travels in the area before this period of time is over, they may not be able to hold the property owner responsible. They decided to proceed at their own risk. However, if the period of time has expired and the snow is still present, they may be able to hold the property owner responsible. The owner should have known about the conditions and taken the proper steps to remove it before it became a problem. If you are able to win in these cases, you can gain monetary compensation. This compensation can provide for your medical bills. These bills are not cheap. They can pile up after an accident and put you in financial distress. By winning a case, you can gain the financial aid you need to pay off these bills.

If you are in this situation, it is important to discuss this situation with an attorney. The attorneys at Timian & Fawcett, LLC provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C. and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.