The Importance of Taking Photos of the Scene Where You Fell Down

Video Transcription:
I had a call recently, from someone who ended up several months after an accident with a very serious back injury. But at the time that the injury happened, it really wasn't clear that it wasn't anything other than perhaps a strain or a sore back. It just developed gradually over time.

The reason I'm bringing this up is because the person was injured when they stepped into a hole and they didn't take a picture of the hole at the time because to them the injuries seemed like it wasn't that serious. Well, two months later when the injury is full blown and serious and it looks like it needs surgery, the question then becomes whether the hole is still there and whether it can be captured by a photograph.

Of course, we went out and took photographs of it right away and it had changed some but what I want to talk to you about is the fact that you should resist that temptation to do nothing. When you are in a situation like this, get a photograph right away. The old expression, "a photo is worth a thousand words" could not be more true in situations where someone is injured because of a hole or some other problem with a piece of property. So, the early you take a photograph, the better and the stronger your case will be. Particularly if you're injury gets worse over the course of time.

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Jim Dodson
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A Florida injury lawyer, family man and avid cyclist who clients have trusted for over 25 years.