Reliable Evidence such as Photos, Statements, and Medical Records are Essential
Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorneys
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) is in the news every day for their critical involvement in the Covid-19 crisis, but they actually work to keep Americans healthy in many different ways. The CDC focuses its attention on infectious disease, food borne pathogens, environmental health, occupational safety and health, health promotion, injury prevention and educational activities designed to improve the health of United States citizens.
The CDC compiles statistics every year, which are very important to study so we can understand where we need to work harder to keep people safe. For example, many people probably don’t know that in a typical year more people are killed in unintentional falls than in motor vehicle accidents.
- Deaths from accidents involving cars, trucks, and motorcycles were 37,595.
- Deaths from unintentional falls were 39,433.
- Deaths from unintentional poisonings were 65,773.
- Unintentional deaths of all types were 173,040.
The number of injuries from these causes is much higher.
So, what happens if you are injured and it wasn’t your fault? Fortunately the United States Constitution allows us to pursue justice which includes compensation for our medical bills and pain and suffering. But how do we get that justice?
First of all, putting together evidence that (a) you were injured and (b) it was someone else’s fault involves some thinking and diligence on the part of the victim. Almost everyone carries a cell phone with a camera, so use it.
Example: You are walking through a retail store and an overloaded display falls on you or you slip on a spilled substance and you’re injured. It’s likely a manager and employees will come to see if you are ok, but it’s not their job to document the incident and note any carelessness on the part of the store or its employees.
Your testimony later is helpful, but it is not the strongest evidence in an injury case. If possible, ask someone to help you with photographs, notes, and the names of witnesses. This is very important.
The most common types of unintentional injuries are:
- Car Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Workplace Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
Immediately after urgent care is afforded anyone injured, it is prudent to make a telephone call to an attorney who deals with personal injury law. An experienced attorney will act quickly to gather information necessary for the truth about the accident’s cause to be documented properly.
The Law Firm of Lazarus and Lazarus has been helping injury victims since 1992 and we are always available to answer questions. We can be reached at (954) 356-0006 seven days a week. Nosotros hablamos español.