Trying to get incident report of slip and fall and video
8 Answers from Attorneys
You can force it in a lawsuit. Otherwise hard to get since it is private property
You'll want a lawyer anyway. So, get one retained now to help you obtain the information you seek.
I agree- either they give it to you or you may have to file a lawsuit to obtain it. Many people send a certified letter or fax requesting the landlord, or tenant (as appropriate) to preserve the evidence and specifically any video. That might help keep the video from being destroyed "as part of the regular business practice". Although, if the video is bad for them, it frequently gets deleted or the video "malfunctioned".
Contact a person injury lawyer. They are not going to give you a copy of an incident report.
If you face the 'slip injury' issue, I urge you to secure a well experienced attorney at this time. In my many years of professional experience, obtaining private video is sometimes markedly simply - other times, not so. Obtaining a formal 'Incident Report' - imo likely will require initiation of suit, subpoena.
Tricia Dwyer Esq
Tricia Dwyer Esq & Assoc PLLC
Minnesota Personal Injury Attorneys
Minnesota Slip Fall Injury Attorneys
Minnesota Civil Litigation Attorneys
Thank you for your inquiry. Assuming you are the injured party making this query; it is likely you will not be able to obtain a copy of the incident report or video without counsel (unless you are on record as representing yourself, a/k/a "plaintiff pro se"). This firm has handled voluminous slip and fall matters over decades of practice, and we have a tremendous amount of experience securing items of the nature you referenced. Please call me or one of my partners if we can assist you. I look forward to speaking with you. (973)635-5400
I have had good results getting video and reports by sending an investigator over with a letter from our office requesting the items. Many companies will give us this information without much difficultly. If you do not have any attorney, you should understand that it can be difficult to obtain this information. As others have mentioned, time is important as many recorders delete the old video after a certain period of time.
Why do you want it? If it is good for you, they will not give it to you. If it is bad for you they will not give to you. They will only want to take your statement, or the injured person's statement and then deny your claim. They will never acknowledge their fault, but will sure point out how you or the injured person were at fault. They will then deny your claim. They will want a medical authorization to get your medical records, and then deny your claim. They will privately laugh when they review the video and how you or the injured person hurt himself. They will then deny your claim. Good luck.