The Role of Surveillance Footage in Slip and Fall Cases

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The Role of Surveillance Footage in Slip and Fall Cases

One of the best ways to prove negligence in a slip and fall injury claim is through surveillance footage. Please continue reading and reach out to a dedicated Bronx slip and fall lawyer from The Law Offices of Richard M. Kenny to learn more. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Why Is Surveillance Footage Crucial?

Visual evidence can make or break a slip and fall claim. It serves as an unbiased witness to the incident, offering a clear depiction of the circumstances leading up to the fall. Unlike eyewitness testimony, which can be subjective and prone to memory flaws, video footage provides a consistent, unchangeable account. This objectivity is invaluable, especially in a city as litigious as New York, where the veracity of claims is often under scrutiny.

Surveillance videos can demonstrate hazards that led to the accident, such as wet floors without warning signs, uneven sidewalks, or other dangers that might not be evident after the incident. Identifying these hazards through video can directly influence the outcome of a case. It’s not just about proving the presence of a hazard; it’s also crucial to show that the property owner was, or should have been, aware of it and failed to take appropriate action.

What Should Victims Do After a Slip and Fall Accident?

If you’ve suffered a slip and fall in New York City, obtaining surveillance footage should be a priority. It’s essential to act swiftly, given the transitory nature of this evidence. Requesting the footage directly can sometimes result in denial; therefore, involving a personal injury attorney early in the process is advisable. An experienced lawyer can navigate the legal nuances to secure the footage, either through direct request or, if necessary, by filing a motion for preservation of evidence in court.

A competent attorney will not only focus on acquiring the footage but also on analyzing it comprehensively. This analysis includes scrutinizing the video for details that support your claim and counter any arguments of contributory negligence. Given the comparative negligence rule in New York, demonstrating your minimal fault, if any, is paramount.

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny today.

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