What type of documentation should I bring to a consultation?
Anything you have related to the accident itself, any documentation, and even medical records. What’s very important, and what you need to do when an accident occurs, especially premises liability, is one, document that the accident happens. Report it to whoever’s on the property, make sure an accident report is generated.
Also, look for any witnesses, or did anybody see the accident. If they did, get their contact information. That’s also very important. Again, everybody now has phones, and those cell phones have the ability to take long video, if not pictures. It’s very important to take pictures of the subject defective location or the defective condition that caused the injury itself because these conditions change over time. So, if you’re able to document the condition of exactly how it appeared at the time of the accident, that’s very important.
If you happen to work in the building and you’re involved in an accident, did you ever complain of this, did anyone you know ever makes complaints of this, were they written, were they oral, how were these complaints generated, were they documented. So those are the sum of the things that are very important initially when an accident happens that you should do if you are able to do so.
If you have been hurt in an accident, consult with a New York personal injury lawyer of Hach & Rose, LLP, at 212-779-0057.