Boston, Massachusetts (PRWEB) March 19, 2013
Slip and fall cases are hard to win in Massachusetts. These cases lose at trial for a number of reasons. Usually, these cases are difficult because it is assumed the person that was injured was not being careful enough and watching where he/she was going. In order to defeat these assumptions, evidence must be presented to show that the property owner - or whomever was responsible for keeping the area safe - was in fact negligent.
Photographs showing the area of the fall can be very helpful evidence to show negligence. Good, clear photographs that were taken at the time of, or soon after the accident happened can be very helpful in showing that a property owner was not reasonable in maintaining the property. Also, a professional photographer can oftentimes help to professionally present the accident scene, or the injuries suffered by the victim.
Also, if there were witnesses who saw the accident, securing statements from these individuals as soon as possible can help to strengthen a claim. Oftentimes an investigator can successfully secure witness statements. It is important that the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all witnesses be obtained as soon as possible.
Finally, damages are proven largely by what is contained in medical records. Consistent, legitimate medical treatment to help deal with a painful injury is better than sporadic and questionable medical treatment. Be sure to tell your medical providers the full extent of your injuries so that your damages are property treated, and properly documented.
If you have been injured in a Boston slip and fall accident, or any other type of personal injury accident, let my office help you. My office gives completely free, no-obligation consultations. My office also does not collect a legal fee unless your case settles or wins in court. Call me directly at 617 338 7400, or visit my web site at: http://www.injurylawyerboston.com.
Christopher Earley is a Boston personal injury lawyer with a law practice located in downtown Boston. The Law Office of Christopher Earley has experience handling all types of Boston personal injury accident cases. Call today for legal help with your Massachusetts personal injury case.