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What damages can you claim after a slip and fall?

On Behalf of | Sep 4, 2021 | Personal Injury |

Slip-and-fall accidents are no joke and should be taken very seriously when they occur. 

If your slip-and-fall accident occurs as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may consider filing a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party or parties. The compensation amount payable following a successful slip-and-fall lawsuit varies depending on the circumstances of your case.

Understanding the costs associated with a slip-and-fall accident

Injuries sustained in a fall can leave you in momentous debt. If the fall is severe, you may need emergency room treatment, diagnostic tests, surgery, an extended stay at the hospital, costly prescription medication and physical therapy or rehabilitation in a nursing home. These medical treatments can easily cost thousands of dollars. 

Sometimes, a bad fall can leave a victim unable to work. In such a scenario, you will not only face costly treatment but also financial harm thanks to your lost income. Injuries sustained from a serious fall can prevent you from even maintaining your home or caring for your children. 

Types of compensation you can seek after a slip-and-fall accident

The law permits you to file a premises liability lawsuit against a negligent property owner if you sustain an injury as a result of a slip and fall on their property. Through your premises liability lawsuit, you can seek compensation for the following:

  • Emergency and continued medical treatment
  • Lost income
  • Reduced future earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Emotional anguish

When your future hangs in the balance after a serious fall on someone else’s property, it’s wisest to find out as much as you can about your legal rights and options.