Slip and falls are a common type of premises accident, with thousands of claims made each year. Many victims suffer serious, life-altering injuries that can even result in wrongful death. In the U.S., one out of five falls results in a serious injury such as a broken bone or head injury. Poor lighting, wet surfaces, deteriorating property, and construction site defects often have disastrous results.
There are numerous types of slip and falls, including slippery surface falls, falls from a terrace or balcony, sidewalk falls, falls on rugs or mats, and bathtub and shower falls.
A property owner has an obligation to keep their property in a safe condition for invitees. If it can be proven that a property owner was negligent and knew or should have known about the dangerous or defective condition that caused the slip and fall, you may be compensated for your injuries.
Victims of slip and falls are sometimes hesitant to bring claims against property owners, especially if the owner is a friend or relative. It is important to remember that you are not seeking compensation from the owner directly, but rather from his or her insurance company. This enables you to access the compensation you need to move forward.
HOW MUCH ARE SLIP AND FALLS WORTH?
How much is your slip and fall case worth? The answer is that every case is different. Your compensation will depend on the amount of medical bills, the negligence of the property owner, and the individual facts and circumstances of your case. The value of a personal injury case is built over time as evidence is gathered and injuries are diagnosed. You may be entitled to receive compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Past and future lost earnings
- Past and future physical disability
- Pain and suffering
- Aggravation of a pre-existing condition
- Loss of love and companionship
- Emotional distress
Victims of slip and falls often think that hiring a lawyer is expensive. At PhillyLawsuit, we handle slip and fall cases on a contingent fee basis, which means you owe us nothing unless we obtain a recovery for you. Contact us today for a free consultation.