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Discover the Power of Google Map Photographs to Prove Trip and Slip and Fall Cases

| Aug 16, 2023 | Premises Liability

In a trip and fall or slip and fall case, it’s crucial to provide solid evidence to prove your claim in court. In order to win your case, you must present admissible evidence that proves two key points:

1) the at fault party knew or should have known about the dangerous condition beforehand, and

2) the dangerous condition existed for a sufficient amount of time for the at fault party to have discovered and corrected it.

To be admissible in court, the evidence must meet certain criteria outlined in New York’s Civil Practice Law and Rules. This means it can’t be hearsay or any other type of evidence that is prohibited.

But how do you gather admissible evidence that meets New York’s strict rules? Look no further than Google Map photographs. These snapshots of the area in question can provide crucial evidence, especially in cases involving broken or uneven sidewalks. By showing that the condition existed for years prior to your fall, you can demonstrate that the property owner should have been aware of the danger.

In the past, obtaining Google map photographs for legal use was a complex and costly process. It required subpoenas, court hearings, and affidavits attesting to the authenticity of the images. However, thanks to a recent amendment to CPLR 4511(c), the process has become much simpler.

Now, with a notice to the defendant and the inclusion of clickable hyperlinked photographs downloaded directly from the internet, admissible evidence is at your fingertips. No longer do you need to jump through hoops to prove your case using Google Map photographs. They now serve as excellent evidence to support your trip and fall or slip and fall claim.

Technology has revolutionized the way personal injury lawyers help build their cases. Yet, not all law firms are up to date on the rapidly emerging technology that can be used to your advantage. Gathering credible evidence is more accessible than ever, and many factors that once went unaccounted for are now available to use as proof in an argument. The injury attorneys at MJP Injury Law have the expertise and technology to craft a compelling case backed by strong evidence. MJP Injury Law utilizes the digital tools available to access metropolitan images and past locations with Google Maps, collect witness accounts with forms online, and take advantage of AI software that can sift through large amounts of data and case law to support your case in the most compelling way. Taking full advantage of these features, MJP Injury Law can give you the fight you need and stand by your side throughout the entire legal process. Don’t be bogged down by pain or fear of dwindling resources; let us take care of everything instead. Contact us today at MJP Injury Law for any questions about how we can help prove your case using tech-savvy solutions in the new virtual court system.