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How Important are the Details of My Slip and Fall Accident?

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia

http://www.shanesmithlaw.com/practice_areas/proving-liability-in-an-atlanta-slip-and-fall-accident.cfm If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, it is important to remember that documenting the details is imperative to obtaining a recovery. Norcross attorney Shane Smith explains just how important the details are in this video.

Slip and fall cases are very fact specific. One of the most important facts a jury always expects to hear is what you were doing when you fell — what you were looking at or where you were walking in the store. This is why providing specific information in the initial interview while everything is fresh in your mind is so critical. Even the incident report should be very fact specific because a jury expects details. A good example of the information you should provide is, “I was walking down this aisle towards the meat section, as I got there and reached for the hamburger meat, I slipped and fell”.  This is much more helpful than saying, “Well I was just walking in the store and I didn’t really know what I was looking at and the next think I knew I was laying in the floor”. A statement like this could come across as though you weren’t paying attention and could be very damaging to a case. During an initial interview we want to know what you were looking at, what you were wearing, what you were doing in the store and how long you had been there in order to present your case with as much detail as possible.

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact Shane Smith today for a free consultation.