How Much is My Slip and Fall Case Worth?
Wednesday, 09 September 2020

 Slip and fall injuries often have surprising consequences. Many underestimate the types of damages caused by these accidents. Victims often end up with sprains and fractures, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), lacerations, and bruising. Such injuries can introduce a heavy financial burden to the victim's life, among other hardships. 

 Fortunately, as the victim of this type of accident, you have the right to receive financial compensation and it is important to be well informed of the precise value of a slip and fall injury claim to cover your injury costs. 

Demonstrating Your Financial Needs After a Slip and Fall Accident

Determining the amount you are filing for after a slip and fall accident can be quite a challenging task to take on. Yet, with the right documentation and a lawyer’s guidance, this process can be significantly simplified and streamlined. The following records you’ll need to outline the costs related to your case include:
  • Medical bills. You will likely need to undergo regular treatment to recover from injuries like those mentioned above. Keep track of the bills you incur during this time, as the negligent property owner will be responsible for covering them. You should never have to foot the bill for injuries you did not cause.
  • Lost wages or reduced earning capacity. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may be out of work for some time, or worse, be unable to fulfill your professional duties to the same extent. If this is the case, you have the right to be compensated for these losses. Track your lost hours or secure documentation demonstrating the difference between your new earnings and those of the previous job you can no longer fulfill. 
  • Proof for non-economic losses: Many TBIs are associated with enduring psychological and emotional impacts, such as depression and anxiety. These injuries are a bit trickier to prove due to their subjectivity, yet it is still possible to assign a fiscal value. For one, you can collect any bills you incurred from psychiatric appointments and use these as the baseline for what you are owed. Your lawyer will help determine a financial value for any suffering you endure in your daily life.
All this information is central to building a successful case. Although it is not possible to predict the exact amount you will win with this documentation, you can adjust your expectations according to the national average.

How Much Money You Can Expect from a Slip and Fall Lawsuit

The average sum of medical expenses incurred from slip and fall accidents in the U.S. lies between $30,000-$40,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Remember, though, that the medical expenses are not the sole factor influencing the total compensation awarded.

To get a clearer idea of what you may be owed in the aftermath of your fall, get in touch with a slip and fall accident lawyer. They will help you hold the property owner responsible for your injuries by accurately demonstrating the property owner's negligence and consequential damages. Call today to start your claim.
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