I you have a slip/fall on ice and the location ought to have been cleared of ice (or sanded/salted), do your best to have pictures taken of the location of the fall as soon as possible after the event. If you have a phone with you that has a built in camera, take as many pictures as you can (or have a witness or anyone that is willing) from a variety of angles. I have been (successfully) all the way to the Court of Appeal on slip/fall litigation and in my experience a picture truly is ‘worth a thousand words’.

Without photographic evidence of the scene, the insurer will undoubtedly claim that the owner of the property where you fell was diligent and careful in making the premises ‘safe’. Without photographic evidence it will be difficult for you to prove otherwise. With photographic evidence, you can stop the insurer from making such arguments.

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