What You Need to Know About Compensation for Slip and Fall Injuries
Being involved in a slip and fall accident can mean serious injuries, ranging from internal injuries to head and brain injuries to bone fracture injuries and more.
A person may also suffer from economic damages like medical expenses and lost wages on top of their physical injuries. In addition, they may experience emotional and psychological damages, such as pain, suffering, depression, or anxiety.
A person involved in a slip and fall who suffers damages as a direct result deserves to be compensated. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, you should contact our experienced Connecticut slip and fall lawyers today to get started with your claim.
Consider the following about compensation for slip and fall injuries and factors that influence a settlement–
Negligence and Liability
In order to file a successful slip and fall claim, the victim is required to prove the defendant’s liability. They must offer evidence that holds that the victim’s injuries would not have occurred but for the defendant’s negligence. Most slip and fall claims are premises liability claims. Therefore it is the property owner who is held liable for the injury on the basis that a dangerous condition existed on the property, the property owner knew or should have known of the condition, yet failed to remedy it, and the condition was the direct cause of the slip and fall accident and related injuries.
If liability cannot be established, seeking damages is improbable. Further, if the victim’s negligence contributes to the accident/injuries in any way, the compensation award will likely be diminished in proportion to the victim’s fault.
The victim’s degree of damages is another factor that affects compensation for a slip and fall injury.
For example, a victim who suffered from a greater deal of harm will likely recoup a larger settlement award. Economic damages, including medical expenses and lost wages, are based on actual economic value. Noneconomic damages are strongly influenced by the degree of injury and the time period for which noneconomic harm lasts.
Finally, even if a plaintiff can produce evidence that leaves no room for doubt about the defendant’s liability, and even if the damages suffered are severe, the amount of coverage available will be the ultimate deciding factor in how much a plaintiff is able to recover. Indeed, if there isn’t enough insurance coverage available, the claimant may be unable to recover the award that they deserve. For this reason, it is critical to work with a skilled slip and fall lawyer. They will work hard to identify all potentially liable parties and sources of compensation.
Call Our Connecticut Slip and Fall Lawyers Today
Being injured in a slip and fall accident can result in myriad questions about your future and recovery. As you focus on healing, our Connecticut slip and fall lawyers at the law office of Stanger Stanfield Law, LLC will focus on building your case and maximizing your compensation award. For a free consultation with our legal team, please call us today or tell us more about your case by contacting us.