People, slip, trip, and/or fall each and every day, especially elderly people. And, while, more often than not, these incidents are not serious, sometimes they are. Furthermore, they are sometimes the fault of others, such as the person who owns the property where the incident occurred. Whether you are someone who owns property and is worried about others getting hurt on it, someone who has recently been involved in a slip and fall incident as a victim, or just someone who wants to learn more, the following tips, all taken from a real, live interview with an expert witness on these types of cases, can prove extremely helpful and eye-opening!
First of all, when an incident occurs on your property, your first priority should be documenting it and knowing exactly what happened. That way, you can determine if the accident could have been prevented through some kind of action on your part. If the answer is yes, then you need to prepare for the possibility of legal action and, furthermore, take steps to make sure this type of accident doesn’thappen again.
If you are ultimately involved in slip and fall litigation, whether as a victim or the accused, you may find it helpful to hire an expert witness of your own. If you do, make sure this person knows exactly where the incident took place, laws relevant to the location, and anything and everything else about the property and the incident. The more an expert witness knows, the better.
As you can see, there’s a lot to be learned from expert witnesses! So, take these tips to heart if they apply to you, and, remember, even if they don’t right now, they could end up being useful in the future, so don’t forget!