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Crucial Physical Evidence in Slip and Fall Cases: A Detailed List

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Personal injuries resulting from slip and fall accidents are more common than you might think. In many cases, these incidents lead to significant injuries due to the negligence of property owners or establishments. To properly file your lawsuit and increase the chances of obtaining fair compensation, gathering evidence supporting your case is crucial.

In this note, you will learn what evidence will make your case strong and enhance your chances of success:


Take pictures and videos of the exact location where the accident occurred, especially if you find any dangerous conditions, such as irregularities in the floor, loose wires or cords, detached carpets, or slippery surfaces.


Keep the footwear you wore at the time of the incident, as it provides information about its traction and can demonstrate that it did not contribute to the slip.

Clothing and Accessories

Your clothing may show signs of damage after the accident, and may provide more details about it.

Floor Samples

It’s not easy, but collecting samples from the floor to be examined helps determine the presence of slippery substances.

Weather Information

Some weather conditions, such as rain or snow, can influence liability.


As in any accident, the statements of impartial witnesses are crucial to your case. Remember to collect their contact information so they can provide their version of the events.

Medical Records

Keep all reports, bills, prescriptions, and other medical documentation related to your post-accident care and any future treatments you may need.

Injury Photographs

Take pictures of your injuries as soon as possible and document their progression, as they may not be apparent in many cases.

Police or Security Reports

Ensure you request a copy of the police report if it was reported to the authorities. If the incident was reported to the police or security personnel, ensure you obtain copies of these reports.

Surveillance Footage

Check if the property has security cameras and request that they provide and preserve any recordings from the time of your accident.

Time is of the essence, and it matters a lot. The sooner you act and gather all the information, the more likely you are to win your case. Remember that a personal injury attorney can assist and guide you through this process.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.