How Much is My New York Slip and Fall/Premises Settlement Worth?
Slip and fall and dangerous property accidents can leave you with injuries and medical bills. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be wondering how much your case is worth. While there is no average slip and fall settlement, many factors and details will play significant roles in your case.
Factors That Most Impact Your Slip and Fall Settlement
The most common factors that can affect your claim include:
- Damages, and
These factors can have the most impact, often adding to the value of your case.
Establishing who is responsible for your accident and injuries is the first major factor in assessing your case. In cases where the responsible party is clear, this can add major value to your lawsuit.
Not every case is so easy. There may be cases in which the liability is unclear, and the defendant will claim you played a part in your accident. Our skilled personal injury attorneys will work endlessly to establish liability in your favor and fight all possible defenses.
Damages, meaning the injuries you have suffered as a result of the defendant’s wrongdoing, is the next major factor in your case. Typical damages sought from slip and fall victims include:
- Past medical bills;
- Future medical bills;
- Past pain and suffering;
- Future pain and suffering;
- Past lost wages; and
- Future lost wages
Your damages can add up, and your attorney will work to seek the maximum compensation under the law.
Insurance plays a significant role in slip and fall cases. The amount you can recover will heavily depend on what kind of insurance the property has and the specific details of that insurance.
Dealing with insurance is never easy, as insurance companies work hard to fight against claims made and limit their liability. Insurance companies will also want to settle your case quickly, often offering low or unfair settlements. Your personal injury attorney will know how to handle the insurance company and work tirelessly to get you the maximum settlement.
Evidence That Will Bolster the Strength of Your Slip and Fall Case
Aside from liability, damages, and insurance, evidence also plays a very important role in your slip and fall claim. Some of the most crucial evidence to help your case includes:
- Photos and videos from the accident scene;
- Relevant documentation obtained through discovery;
- Testimony from eyewitnesses; and
- Testimony from expert witnesses.
For slip and fall cases, the stronger the evidence, the stronger your case. Your personal injury attorney will help gather all vital evidence to build up your claim.
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Get a Free Consultation with a Slip and Fall Lawyer for Answers About Your Case
After a slip and fall accident, your first step is seeking the medical attention you need. Immediately after, we recommend contacting a knowledgeable personal injury attorney. Your attorney will review your case and provide exceptional legal services until reaching a just settlement for your case.
Ferrante and Koenig is a team of highly skilled and experienced personal injury attorneys. We pride ourselves in offering the best legal representation, and we won’t stop until we get our clients what they deserve. We offer free case evaluations. Contact us today and let us see how our team can help you.
There is no cost to speak to us about your case. We’re here to help.