Despite widespread media depictions, slip-and-fall accidents are rarely straightforward and often present injury victims with significant challenges. New Hampshire slip-and-fall accident claims require injury victims to present legally sound cases. In order to recover, plaintiffs must ensure that their cases are solid enough to overcome legal and factual challenges from the defense. New Hampshire injury victims should consult with an attorney to discuss their rights and remedies after a slip-and-fall.
A defendant may present legal challenges based on jurisdiction, discovery, evidentiary issues, and jury charges. The majority of these challenges stem from a statutory basis, New Hampshire state and federal rules of evidence, and civil procedure rules. Plaintiffs must ensure that they file their complaints in the appropriate court. In most cases, the law requires the claim to be filed in the location where the incident happened. However, in certain situations, there may be more than one appropriate venue for the claim. There are many considerations an injury victim should evaluate before deciding where to file a claim.
Moreover, many slip-and-fall victims face challenges during discovery. Discovery is the process of gathering evidence and witnesses to support your claim. A recent piece by a woman who fell and shattered her arm on an icy sidewalk highlights the importance of effective and complete discovery. The woman faced many issues pursuing her claim and explained the importance of documenting evidence after an incident. This includes photographing the scene, seeking medical treatment, informing the property owner, and establishing expenses.