If you've been arrested for a crime you didn't commit, you need to defend your legal rights. You have the right to an attorney who can help you present your case. After being wrongly accused of something myself, I learned quickly how to navigate the legal avenues to have my case dismissed. My attorney was a great resource for building the case, and because of my understanding of the law, it worked. I created this site to share what I learned along the way and some other great tips for others who have been wrongly accused and arrested for a crime.
Suffering an injury when out running errands due to the negligence of a business isn't just painful, it is also expensive. Fortunately, the law protects you as long as you can prove that the cause of your injury could have been avoided. To this end, you will need show evidence of the actual negligence. There are several ways to achieve this, as the following examples will show:
Witnesses that have no relation to you or the business, such as other customers, can provide testimony about the situation surrounding your injury. The best way to find eye witnesses is to take down their information before you leave the scene of the accident. If the police were called to the scene then they may also have the witness information that they can provide to you or your lawyer. Failing this, then you may be able to find witnesses after the fact by putting out ads in local papers or online.
More and more businesses and private residences are using video cameras on their property. Your lawyer can request a copy of the video footage from the business. If the injury occurred outside, there may have been cameras at neighboring businesses or homes that caught the accident that led to the injury. Generally, it is best if you can gather footage from a variety of different angles; this way you can show the court exactly what happened that led to your injury. In some cases, your lawyer may have to subpoena video footage. This is why it is important that you secure a lawyer right away, so that the footage can be acquired before it is lost or recorded over.
Photographs of the scene following the accident can also be helpful. It is much easier to get this evidence immediately since most people now have cameras in their phones. Take photographs of both the injury itself and the cause; for example, if a broken railing or an uneven step led to a fall, then make sure you photograph the damaged property. You can even return after a few days to see if the damage has been fixed. If the railing is still loose after several days following your injury and you can show this, then it is much easier to prove that the railing was loose through neglect and not through ignorance. A business that is not being neglectful would likely fix the railing as soon as an injury brought its condition to their notice.
For more help, contact a personal injury attorney in your area. Companies like Terrel DoRemus & Associates can offer more information.Share
7 May 2018