How much you can recover for a slip and fall accident depends on:
The monetary value of your damages
The effectiveness of your legal counsel
Other case-specific factors
An attorney can review your case and explain how much compensation you deserve.
What Losses Can Slip and Fall Accident Victims Seek Coverage For?
Every victim of a slip and fall accident suffers a unique array of damages. That being said, recoverable damages in a slip and fall case may include:
Pain and Suffering
Damages for pain and suffering are common in personal injury cases. Though it is a non-economic loss (a loss without a clear monetary value), your attorney will assign a value to your pain and suffering. This specific loss can cover:
Pain caused by injuries
Traumatic memories of your accident
Lost quality of life
Loss of physical abilities
Any other types of suffering that result from your fall
Having an attorney is particularly helpful when calculating pain and suffering. There are established methods for calculating this type of loss, and a lawyer will do the math for you.
Medical Expenses from Your Fall
Fall-related injuries can be costly, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains. You may get compensation for all of your fall-related medical expenses. This may include the cost of:
Imaging of your injuries
Any other fall-related medical costs
Medical costs may be among your most expensive types of damage.
Losses Resulting from Your Inability to Work
If a fall prevents you from working for any period of time, then resulting losses may include:
Inability to earn promotions, performance bonuses, and employer-matched retirement benefits
Some fall victims eventually return to work but must cut back their hours or change jobs. Often, this is to accommodate injury symptoms. In these cases, victims lose earning power. Your attorney should seek coverage for all of these professional losses if you experience them.
Should I Hire an Attorney After a Slip and Fall Accident?
You may want to hire an attorney following your accident. You should seek a lawyer with experience winning slip and fall accident cases. Your lawyer will handle every step of the legal process for you.
Those who hire a lawyer can focus properly on their recovery. With a lawyer leading your case, you may have ample time to:
See your doctors
Spend time with your family and friends
Give all necessary attention to your health and wellbeing
Trying to handle your case on your own may be risky. You may compromise your health and may also compromise the strength of your case.
Contact Salam & Associates for a Free Consultation
If you need legal help after a slip and fall accident, Salam & Associates can help. If you want to proceed with a lawsuit, we can lead the process for you.
Call our team today at 866-640-8998 for a FREE consultation. You may also contact us online at www.salampc.com or [email protected].