Accidents will happen to us whether we like it or not, some serious and some not, however, the serious ones might prevent us from doing our daily jobs and taking care of our responsibilities which may worsen things for us, sometimes these accidents are due to the ignorance and negligence of some people which is another case entirely.
Slip and fall accidents are on the spotlight because these accidents are the most reported as a result of negligence by the responsible party, they commonly occur in public places like shops, malls, supermarkets, movie theaters, hotels among other places. Luckily for people that may be the victims of such falls due to negligence there are laws that hold the party involved accountable and will enable you to get compensation for any injuries that you might suffer and for lost wages among other losses.
Some of the conditions that could cause a slip and fall accident could be slippery floors, uneven sidewalks, poor lighting, unbalanced flooring, rippled carpet and foreign objects on the floor all of which will count as negligence if the owners of the place knew about them but did nothing to correct them. You do have to realize that things like heavy rainfall do not count as liable to sue the owners since they could not have done anything to avoid such things.
Most cases when you have these slip and fall accidents, the people responsible tend to blame it on you claiming that being responsible for your own safety then you would have avoided the dangerous condition and when this happens it might be difficult for you to defend yourself, this is where hiring a good attorney helps a lot. The first thing that your attorney will tell you is to avoid all the calls from their insurance companies that want to offer you a piece so that the case does not go court which will make them pay more.
Documenting the details of the accident are something that these attorneys advise victims of slip and fall accidents, this documentation could be in form of pictures and videos, these provide evidence that the owners knew of some hazardous condition but did not do something about it. For added advantage, attorneys recommend that you get the contact information from the people who were present and witnessed the accident, these people might also present evidence of negligence and will help strengthen your case.
To help you attorney win the case you have to reveal all the details even if they put you in a position to be in doubt or be the one at fault, their job is to help you win and that will only happen if you reveal to them all happened.