Proving Fault in a Slip and Fall Accident

Proving You Weren’t At Fault for a Slip and Fall Injury

Proving fault in a slip and fall accident can be difficult. If you or a loved one was injured in a slip and fall accident, you need an experienced Buffalo injury lawyer like Richard Nicotra on your side.  Check out this educational video and then contact one of our experienced personal injury lawyers in Buffalo NY if you were injured.

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We get calls from clients regarding slip and fall accidents, primarily in the winter; summertime, it does happen. Often, trip and falls, or defects with the ground, or things that are sticking up that shouldn’t be. Clients come in and sometimes there were no witnesses. One of their questions is, well, how do I know they’re not going to blame me entirely for this? How do I know that they’re not going to try and skirt all responsibility?

A lot of it comes down to the credibility of the person who’s making the claim, but also a combination of how their story fits in with what the physical structures look like that may have been a cause of that fall. What we also do is look for any possible witnesses in the area, take photos of the area where it happened, and also, look for any video surveillance or safety cameras that are around. It’s not uncommon to have private homes in the area have their own security system. We’ve had good fortune with having homeowners provide – or allow us to come to their homes, even – and duplicate footage of an accident or an injury that took place. That often helps us solidify a case, and then push the proof forward that way as well.

The Personal Injury Lawyers at Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra, PLLC fight for the rights of persons who are injured or disabled. We approach each case on an individual basis and personally assist each client with their unique needs. We are involved in every step of the legal process, and ensure that each case receives the time and effort necessary for success. 

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