The elusive "accident report" taken down by most slip and fall incidents involving stores, property owners, commercial property places, and the like is not always given to the slip and fall victim. While it is true that most businesses that open themselves to the public, like retail stores, have in place a policy to take down information when someone is injured on their property, they usually refuse to give a copy of this "accident report" to the slip or trip and fall, victim. This blog and accompanying video are designed to let folks know about this and some things they can do to get a copy of said report.Slip And Fall Warning

First of all, always ask for a copy. You will get a copy 10% of the time just because you asked for one. Second, the property owner is not required to give you a copy as it is their "work product" to document the claim. Knowing this, I have seen some clever clients take a picture of the accident report with their smartphones when given it to sign - most of the time, the store owner or property owner will have you "sign a copy." This is an excellent opportunity to snap a quick picture of it. Accident reports are great because sometimes your San Diego slip and fall lawyer can help bolster a theory of liability from what was in the report. I have had property-based liability cases (slip and fall, injuries on commercial property) where the theory of fault (liability) is clearly stated on said report. It is a handy tool to have a picture or copy of your accident report should you find yourself on the receiving end of a slip, trip, or fall injury.

Call me any time with legal questions on these types of claims in California at (619) 813-7955! I welcome calls ALWAYS! If I don't take your case, I will point you in the right direction with your injury claim!

Mark Blane
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Mike joe 10/01/2013 11:36 AM
Nice blog to read and visit, it really informative. Plenty of accident are take placing day by day, and there is no effective step to defend the accidents, if we have a good lawyer, we may get insurance from company, sometime we lose all.
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Mark Blane 08/06/2015 11:25 PM
Yes, this is so true. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and reading my blog post.
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