How much is your slip and fall accident claim worth? Here, we explain the types of compensation and factors that can affect the value of your case.

How much is my slip and fall accident claim worth?

 

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It is understandable that you want to know the value of your slip and fall accident claim before you file your claim against the negligent business or property owner that caused your injuries. This can help you determine whether it is worth the effort to fight for the compensation you deserve. However, you will need the assistance of an experienced slip and fall attorney who can give you a general idea of what your claim is worth.

Factors That Can Affect the Amount You Should Receive in Your Slip and Fall Accident Case 

In a slip and fall accident, a victim is entitled to certain types of compensation for his injuries. Determining the amount of these damages can help you calculate the approximate value of your claim. However, you will need the assistance of an experienced lawyer who has settled many of these cases to properly determine how much you should receive in your settlement. The types of compensation you may deserve include the following:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Past and future pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death damages if a loved one died due to his fall

There are also a number of factors that can affect the value of your claim. Some of these may be issues in your case:

  • Liability. Not all falls on another’s property entitle you to compensation for your injuries. You must prove the property owner’s or business’s negligence. This means establishing that they created a dangerous condition or knew or should have known about it and allowed it to exist. When you have strong proof of negligence, your claim is also stronger.
  • Severity of your injuries. When your injuries are more serious, you have larger medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, which makes your claim worth more. If you suffered a permanent injury that affects your ability to work and results in a permanent disability, such as traumatic brain injury, paralysis, or chronic back and spinal injuries, you may be entitled to significantly more in your settlement.
  • Your own fault. If you were partially to blame in causing your injuries, you are still entitled to compensation from the negligent party. However, your compensation would be reduced by the proportion of your own fault. This means that if you were 20 percent negligent, you would be entitled to 80 percent instead of 100 percent of the amount you would otherwise receive.

If you were hurt in a slip and fall accident, our experienced slip and fall attorneys are here to discuss your possible claim and give you guidance on what you can expect to receive in settlement. To learn more about how we can assist you, contact our office today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.