Slip and fall accidents that occur due to unsafe property conditions, may have a valid personal injury claim under the premises liability law. Your damages will depend on the condition and circumstances of your accident as well as the severity of your injuries and the overall effect that the injuries have on your life, career and future. If we talk about facts, slip and fall accidents can change lives majorly and cause considerable expenses for injured victims. If you have suffered injuries on someone else’s property and are wondering how you can prove damages for that slip and fall accident then read on!
Non-Economic and Economic Damages
When you slip or fall on someone else’s property, you could potentially recover non-economic and economic damages.
Non-economic damages are a little complicated to quantify because they do not have a financial value attached to them. In case you have suffered serious injuries, non-economic damages are the ones to be considered. These damages include:-
- Losing quality of Life
- Pain & Suffering
- Loss of a Sense or a Limb’
- Emotional Anguish
- Scarring or Disfigurement
Economic damages refer to as expenses that have a financial value. The victim will have receipts and bills for these expenses. These damages include:-
- Lost Wages
- Medical Devices
- Medical Expenses
- House Help cost
- Medicines cost
- Transport Costs
The other kinds of economic and non-economic damages may apply differently for every specific case. You might be unsure of which damages apply in your claim; hence a slip and fall/personal injury lawyer can help/advise you and also calculate your damages accurately. Taking the help of a lawyer in such a situation is important as the lawyer would be well aware of all your damages and will be able to assist you with negotiating a fair settlement.
Proving a Slip & Fall Case
After you’ve been in a slip & fall accident, the first thing you got to do is gather as much evidence as possible and this needs to be done as soon as possible. Your case gets stronger if you click pictures of the unsafe condition that caused your fall. Pictures of the accident scene are extremely helpful and should be taken before the area is changed or repaired. Also, photograph your injuries to strengthen your claim. Every evidence that you possibly can collect, should be gathered before it is altered, forgotten or faded away. Keep your medical bills and expenses recorded. A Doctor’s report can be very helpful in proving the injuries you have suffered and the expenses related to the treatment.
Accident caused due to a Dangerous Condition
When going through the legal channel, you might be able to show that the property owner or the employee created a dangerous condition which caused your slip or fall. It could be a kind of flooring that is installed which is too slippery and hence unsuitable. A dangerous situation might have been caused by waxing the floor, which again made the floor too slippery.
Failing to Fix a Hazardous Condition
Collect clear and compelling evidence that shows that the property owner knew about a hazardous condition on his /her property but turned a blind eye towards it. The condition could have been fixed but the owner chose not to do so, hence is responsible for your accident and the injuries it caused.
Who can Help?
If you’ve decided to file a personal injury lawsuit and are hoping to receive compensation then make sure you have all evidence and medical bills preserved. This all might seem extremely overwhelming while you are still recovering, therefore to make your life easier, Siler and Ingber lawyers will help you fight your case. They have years of experience and will build a strong case against the negligent property owner. Contact if you are seeking a fair settlement or a court-awarded offer for your case.
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