When you or a loved one has slipped and fallen on ice or snow, the first instinct is to get medical help. However, after help has been summoned, take a moment and look around. Many "slip and fall" cases turned down by the ABRAMS LANDAU law firm have permanent injury and signifiant wage loss, but evidence of "negligence" is lacking and the scene has changed. Too often, an injured person will call us many months after their accident and ask us to investigate their claims.
The Courts usually do not allow us to introduce photographs or evidence of post-accident repairs and other remedial measures. It is thought that this would cause commercial property owners and management companies not to fix things or erect warnings. it is for these reasons that it is so important to contact an experienced slip and fall injury lawyer right away.
- The weather conditions can change rapidly,
- the absence of salt, sand and signs at the time of the fall may have been remedied if too much time is allowed to pass before seeking legal help.
While newspaper and government weather reports are helpful, photographs and measurements at the scene near the time of the accident are the "best evidence" in the case. Furthermore, with the passage of time, locating and interviewing witnesses while the facts are still fresh in their minds becomes harder and harder. If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall on ice, snow or other weather-related accident, e-mail us at ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd., or call 703-796-9555 today.