Whether you are in a mall, restaurant, or someone else’s private
property, video surveillance is used for security reasons. However, did
you know that it could also be used as crucial evidence in the event of a
slip and fall accident?
The Importance of Video Surveillance Evidence
In most cases, slip and fall accidents are difficult to prove because it
comes down to the injured party’s word against the property owner’s.
The owner could argue that the victim staged or fabricated the accident,
and that he or she wasn’t injured at all.
However, if the incident happened to be recorded on video surveillance,
the footage can be used as an important piece of evidence in the case.
Video surveillance can also determine the negligence which resulted in
the accident. For example, the video could show a hazardous condition
or even substance on the store or restaurant floor that was not properly
cleaned up. In addition, it could demonstrate how long did the dangerous
condition remain without being taken care of.
Other Important Pieces of Evidence
Whether you have video surveillance footage or not, there could be other
types of evidence you can use to prove your claim. The more evidence you
have, the stronger your case is and the easier it will be to settle. Digital
photographs and witness statements are the other two most important pieces
of evidence you can use in your case.
If you suffered a serious injury after a slip and fall accident caused
by a negligent property owner in Atlanta, GA,
schedule a free consultation with
The Weinstein Firm, LLC today.