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Tips for dealing with injuries caused by negligence
- If injured due to another’s negligence, consider a personal injury lawsuit.
- Lawsuits can recover damages from incidents like slips, vehicle accidents, etc.
- Preserve all relevant evidence to strengthen your case.
- The at-fault party might possess crucial evidence, e.g., surveillance videos.
- Surveillance footage is often saved only for a limited time before deletion.
- Without timely action, evidence like a slip-and-fall video might be lost.
- Some stores or defendants might intentionally or unintentionally destroy evidence if they are not directed to preserve that evidence.
- Act promptly post-accident to preserve all evidence.
- Consult with personal injury attorneys, like Dettman Law, for guidance on preserving evidence and maximizing compensation.
What is a Spoliation Letter or Evidence Preservation Letter?
- A preservation letter is also known as a preservation demand or notice.
- It’s a written request from a plaintiff’s legal team to the defendant.
- The letter asks the defendant to preserve evidence relevant to the case.
- Evidence can include videos, photos, surveillance, witness statements, and documents.
- Electronically stored information (ESI) like emails is also considered evidence.
- For motor vehicle accidents, the letter may request preserving the vehicle for inspection.
- In cases involving commercial vehicles, it might ask for driver’s logs or company records.