Though your initial thought after a slip and fall accident is likely not, what kind of damages or compensation can I receive for my injuries, it is an important consideration to make.
If someone else’s negligence caused you or a loved one to slip or fall, resulting in injuries, you may be able to recover economic and non economic damages. However, no two slip and fall accident cases are the same, which is why you need a slip and fall accident lawyer from Regan Zambri Long who can help you navigate the recovery process.
The injuries you sustained and the specific facts of your slip and fall case will ultimately determine the amount and type of damages you may be able to recover.
In general, these are the common types of damages you can recover in a slip and fall accident:
In addition to these economic expenses, you may also be entitled to noneconomic damages. These include:
Further, if the property owner of which the slip and fall accident occurred is particularly negligent, you may also be entitled to punitive damages. However, to qualify, you and your legal team will need to prove that:
In order to receive compensation following a slip and fall accident, you need to be able to prove that the property owner was at least partially liable in the actions which caused your injury.
While property owners owe patrons and guests a reasonable standard of care to maintain their properties, including keeping it in proper condition and free of hazards, accidents occur when this duty is breached.
In some cases, the negligent property owner may be fully at fault, and in others, the victim and property owner may share in blame.
In general, your claim will abide by the laws in the state where the accident occurred. This will ultimately determine how liability and negligence can impact the amount of your compensation in a slip and fall case.
However, when you have strong evidence proving the property owners fault, you are more likely to secure the compensation you deserve.
Slip and fall accidents are complex, but having the proper evidence ready to build your case can make all the difference in the final settlement or verdict.
The evidence you need to prove your case and build negligence includes:
Again, because state laws differ, your role in the accident may impact the distribution of negligence and in turn, alter the amount of compensation you can recover. Your legal team will be able to explain these laws in depth.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in one year there were 800,000 hospitalizations for slip and fall related injuries. Yet, many victims will not seek legal action to recover damages for their losses.
When a party has acted negligently, you have a right to seek compensation for the injuries you have suffered. While you may be pressured by the insurance companies or negligent party to accept an early settlement, it is likely in your best interest to seek legal representation to negotiate a fair settlement. And, if negotiations are not possible, you can go to court.
The premises liability lawyers at Regan Zambri Long can help. If you or a loved one have been injured in a slip and fall accident, our Washington DC personal injury attorneys are here to help. Call (202) 960-4596 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation.