Proving Fault in Slip and Fall Claims

On Behalf of | Feb 8, 2021 | Buffalo Law Blog, Firm News, Slip & Fall Injuries

Proving fault in slip and fall claims isn’t always easy. We have the experience and resources needed to ensure you are fully compensated.

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How do I prove I wasn’t at fault for my slip and fall injury?


Many times when we get involved in these cases, the other side tries to blame you for your accident, that you weren’t being careful enough when you were walking. Well, how do we disprove that? One, of course, is by eyewitness testimony. You get your witnesses to say, “You know, I saw her walking in the store. She wasn’t running; she wasn’t doing anything crazy.” One thing they always say is, “What type of footwear did you have on?” “Well, I had good footwear. They had a good sole on them. It wasn’t like I was running around in flip flops, or bad shoes, or things like that.” Getting your witnesses involved right away and getting an investigation done helps get rid of that defense that you did something wrong. We want to make sure that we get that investigation done and have our witnesses to show that you didn’t do anything wrong. Part of that investigation, many times, involves video. If there’s video that shows your fall, great! It might show that you did nothing wrong and that it was totally a result of the imperfection or the slippery stuff that was on the floor that caused the accident, and nothing that you did.

Were you or a loved one seriously injured and have questions about proving fault in slip and fall claims? Contact a Hamburg slip and fall lawyer at Chiacchia and Fleming today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.

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