Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents happen all the time. However, a slip and fall lawsuit is only viable if you fell on another person or entity’s property as a result of some type of negligence.
You may think that injuries resulting from slip and fall accidents are always minor.
Slip and fall mishaps have the potential to cause long-term harm and may even require ongoing care for an extended period of time.
The average slip and fall settlement is typically anywhere between $15,000 and $45,000, but there are several key factors that can influence the outcome of your case. Here’s what you should know:
The Types of Damages You Can Recover in a Florida Slip and Fall Case
Economic damages are those losses that have an easily measured monetary value. Such expenses include:
- Lost wages,
- Medical expenses—both past and future,
- Lost business opportunities due to your injuries, and
- Repairing or replacing damaged property (for example, if you fell on your side and your phone was in your pocket, resulting in a damaged screen).
Non-economic damages (also known as “general” or “punitive” damages) are immeasurable, which makes them more challenging to calculate than economic damages. These losses cannot be determined by adding up documented bills and receipts.
These types of damages aim to compensate for non-monetary, not readily quantifiable losses, such as:
- Your injuries,
- Emotional distress,
- Disability or disfigurement,
- Pain and suffering,
- Physical impairment,
- Loss of companionship,
- Loss related to your reputation, and
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
If you have been injured as a result of a slip and fall accident on another’s property, you may be owed compensation. Our attorneys are highly skilled in this area of the law and have helped many others recover the compensation they deserved. Let us see if we can help you, too.
Call us today at (866) 675-4427 to have an experienced Stuart personal injury attorney from Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC evaluate your case.