If you have been seriously injured after slipping or tripping, you may be feeling anxious about having to pay medical bills you cannot afford and missing work on top of that. Here is what you should know about your slip and fall award and how you can get it.
Slip and Fall Award | How Much is My Case Worth?
There’s no easy answer to that question. It depends on the extent of the injury. It depends on whether or not the injuries are permanent in nature; that goes into the factoring of the value of the case. It depends on liability. When I say liability, whose fault is it? How much of that fault is on the part of the property owner or the managing agent, or whomever was responsible for ensuring that that location where you fell was safe? All of these factors have to come into play. Our firm will make sure that you get the highest possible compensation that you’re entitled to.
Slip and Fall Award | What Compensation Is Available for Victims
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
- 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 want to know more about your slip and fall award, please call our New York slip and fall attorney today for a free consultation.