What can be used as evidence in a case?
The evidence commonly presented in Colorado slip and fall cases includes:
- Medical records and bills – Medical records and bills are a key part of proving liability. You should seek medical attention immediately after the accident and continue with any follow-up treatments, if needed. Your medical records and bills will help to establish a timeline. Those records can also be used when calculating your damages.
- Photographs – Photos help you present the whole story of how you sustained your slip and fall injury. Get pictures that depict the scene of the accident. Be sure to get photos of the hazard that caused you to slip and fall.
- Surveillance video – Video may show the dangerous condition that was ignored by the property’s owner before your fall.
- Witness statements – Witness testimony gives an objective point of view of your slip and fall. If there were any witnesses to your slip and fall, their contact information should be on the accident report. As your lawyer, I can interview all witnesses to get a better understanding of how the slip and fall happened.
- Reports to the property owner or manager – If you suffered your injury on commercial property, you should report your injury to the property owner or manager as soon as possible. Get a copy of that report. It will likely contain information about what caused the accident (e.g., spilled liquid, broken stairs, etc.). It may also describe the injury, any medical treatment received at the scene, and the names of any eyewitnesses.