Did you or a loved one fall on someone else’s property and have questions about receiving compensation for a slip and fall injury? The experienced New York personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum can help protect your rights and maximize your compensation. Call us today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can put our decades of experience to work for you.
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Receiving Compensation for a Slip and Fall Injury | Compensatory Damages
After an accident, you may experience new financial and physical challenges. Financially, you may struggle to pay for medical and rehabilitation costs. And physically, you may have recurring pain, disability, or emotional distress.
Victims can fight for compensation to pay for financial and non-financial costs related to your accident. There are two types of damages a victim can claim:
- Compensatory Damages: This form of compensation pays for any direct costs related to your slip and fall accident. You can file claims for:
- Medical costs, medical equipment
- On-going care
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lost wages or lost earning capacity
Receiving Compensation for a Slip and Fall Injury | Punitive Damages
If your case goes to trial, you can be awarded punitive damages. This is a form of financial punishment for at-fault property owners, in cases of gross negligence or malice. Punitive damages are awarded on top of any compensatory damages you are awarded.
If you have any questions about how our experienced New York personal injury lawyers can help you with receiving compensation for a slip and fall injury, please contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.