In continuation of my “EVIDENCE IS KING” thread, I just wanted to alert everybody to the importance of preserving evidence in an accident and injury claim. Even though you may be the innocent victim of someone else’s negligence, when it comes to your day in court, YOU have the burden of proving who’s at fault and what your damages are. The at-fault driver or owner of the car does not have a duty to preserve evidence for you to present your case. The law holds that evidence of an owner of property fixing a dangerous condition after someone is hurt generally CANNOT be used in court to establish that there was a dangerous condition. This is because our society wants to promote property owners fixing dangerous conditions without the fear of it being used against them. So…what do you do? If you or a loved one is injured due to the negligence of another you need to make sure you get an attorney that will aggressively investigate your claim and lock in all of the evidence at the get go. That’s our “lock and load” stage. Whether it’s visiting accident scenes, junk yards, inspecting vehicles, obtaining surveillance videos or tracking down witnesses and getting their statements, we are on it. I give out my cell phone number freely and tell people to put it in their contacts, it’s (352) 441-0113. Don’t hesitate to call me immediately from the accident scene. I want to be there when you need me most. When it comes down to it, you want an attorney that’s not afraid to get “down and dirty” for you!