One of the most important aspects of any personal injury case is actually proving that the liable party was negligent and that their negligence resulted in the accident. This is known as the burden of proof, which is necessary to fulfill in any successful personal injury case. Without evidence that the negligent party was truly negligent, the case may be thrown out. There are many different ways that an injured party can fulfill the burden of proof.
A simple example of how someone may do so if they were injured after slipping and falling in a supermarket is as follows. If an individual slipped and fell on a spilled liquid in a supermarket, they will want to determine what caused them to slip and take photos or videos of the hazardous conditions, if possible. In addition, if there were any witnesses to the accident, it is important to get their contact information because they may be able to provide a witness statement later on. The injured party may also want to notify the store management of their injuries. The grocery store will likely also have surveillance footage of how the accident occurred.
All of this collective footage may be able to prove that the injured party slipped and fell because the staff failed to clean up spilled liquid in a timely manner. If you have questions about the burden of proof, contact our firm today.
The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.