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Take these 3 photographs after a slip or fall

On Behalf of | Oct 5, 2020 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Because tile and concrete floors are inexpensive and easy to clean, many stores have them. If there is some accumulated water on these types of floors, though, you may sustain a serious injury in a slip-and-fall accident.

Fortunately, you may be able to pursue financial compensation to help you cover your medical bills and other damages. To boost your odds of receiving what you deserve, you should document the accident as completely as possible. Taking the following three types of photographs may be beneficial.

1. The trip, slip or fall hazard

If you can do so without endangering yourself or others, use your smartphone camera to take some photographs of whatever caused you to trip, slip or fall. Try to take photographs from different angles to accurately document the size and shape of the hazard.

2. The entire accident scene

While close-up photographs of trip, slip and fall hazards are useful, they often do not paint a complete picture of the accident scene. Consequently, you should also take wide-angle photos of the entire area. Try to capture signs, lighting, obstacles and other relevant subjects.

3. Your injuries

Your medical records give a clinical description of your injuries. Photographs help put technical medical jargon into context. Accordingly, take some photographs of your injuries immediately after you sustain them. Then, continue to snap pictures throughout your recovery process.

If you must recover from a surgery or other medical procedure, take a picture. Photographs of home modifications, medical devices and injury complications may also help you better tell your story to a judge or jury.