My name is Arlene, and two years ago, I was involved in a car accident that wasn't my fault. I had some injuries that required a hospital stay, and I was unable to return to work for several weeks. I didn't know how I was going to pay my bills, and it was very stressful for me. My friend told me that I needed to hire an accident and personal injury attorney so I could recover my lost wages and medical costs. I was so glad that I hired the attorney, and my stress level immediately went down. Through the attorney, I was able to get a settlement, and I was no longer in financial trouble. I am writing this blog to let everyone know the importance of hiring an attorney after an accident. It's my wish that this blog will help others who are in similar situations.
If you are currently in the process of a civil suit against a business for a slip and fall case, it is vital that your attorney establishes what dynamic and static distractions were in play during your accident. These distractions can be just as important to your case as establishing what specifically caused your fall.
#1 Establish What A Dynamic & Static Distraction Is
The first thing you need to do is make sure that you understand what a dynamic and static distraction is and make sure that the jury understands the definition of both of these types of distractions as well.
Static distractions are created by objects that are semi-permanently or permanently displayed or part of the environment where you were injured. Static distractions consists of objects within the environment that are designed for you to notice and draw you in. Static distractions may be easy to overlook because they are regular parts of most business environments such as trash cans, signs, shopping carts and store displays.
Dynamic distractions are more temporary objects and also tend to be objects that are in motion. Although these objects are temporary and in-motion, they can also be an expected part of the businesses environment; for example, the people around you in the store, shopping carts in motion, vehicles in motion, etc. The level of these distractions can vary from day-to-day.
#2 Establish The Presence Of Static Distractions
The first type of distraction that you should establish are the static distractions. These distractions are more likely to be present at all times.
It can be helpful if you take pictures of these distractions at the time of your injury. However, if you were not in the state of mind to do so at the time of your accident, you can still establish what static distractions were present. You can go back to the scene of the accident or send someone back to the scene of the accident and obtain photos to prove all the static distractions that were present that could have distracted you from the situation that caused your fall and that the store should have anticipated would be distracting.
#3 Establish The Presences Of Dynamic Distractions
Finally, you are going to want to establish the presence of dynamic distractions. One of the best ways to do this is with video footage. Have your attorney obtain any video footage that the store has of the area where your injury occurred. This is a great way to establish all the moving elements that were in motion at the time of your accident as well.
Make sure that you work with your attorney to establish what static and dynamic distractions were present at the time of your accident. By setting up the full scene using pictures, video footage as well as your eye witness account, your attorney will be able to accurately portray what happened to you to a jury.
For more information and assistance in your case, contact personal injury attorneys.