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How do I win my slip and fall case?

On Behalf of | Sep 2, 2022 | Personal Injury |

If you are injured at work or on someone else’s property, you can file a negligence claim against the other party to prevent future injury and recover financial losses.

To win, file your case within two years of the day that it happened. Make sure that you take clear photos and collect documentary evidence related to the accident.

File your case within two years

Connecticut General Statute § 52-584 sets a limit on how long you can wait to file your case with the court. After two years, either the judge will not accept the filing, or a defense team will have the case dismissed. Keep in mind that filing a court case is different from filing an insurance claim. Plan accordingly.

Take photos immediately

After you get first aid and medical attention, it is very important to take photos of the scene that caused the accident. Have a friend or witness take photos if you are unable to. Property owners often clean up or attempt to remedy the problem very quickly, so taking photos of the surroundings as soon as possible is very important for winning your case.

Keep all records related to the case

An experienced personal injury team will collect evidence and subpoena records relating to the case, but you can make the process much easier by keeping your own documentation of who was there on the day and time it occurred, all communication with the insurance company and your medical bills. The more evidence you have, the stronger your slip-and-fall case will be.

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