How Much Can You Sue for Slip and Fall?

How Much Can You Sue for Slip and Fall?

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How Much Can You Sue for Slip and Fall?

Whether you’re in a grocery store, apartment building, or simply walking into your favorite store, an unexpected slip and fall accident has the potential to change your life forever. Even minor falls can result in major damage and can leave the victim with injuries that could affect them for the foreseeable future. Some of these accidents are completely random, but others are caused by someone else's negligence.

These cases are especially unfortunate if the hazard that resulted in the accident could have been remedied within a reasonable time. Property owners and landlords are legally responsible for maintaining safe and passable premises for all patrons or clients who traverse the area. If they fail to fix a hazardous area and someone is injured, they become liable for the damage, and the victim can file a lawsuit seeking to recover the damage they sustained.

However, it’s usually not that easy. The burden to prove that the property owner acted negligently is difficult to do on your own, and many individuals who choose to proceed alone struggle to handle the many complicated aspects of slip and fall cases. But, with the help of an attorney, you can navigate through the process with ease, hold the at-fault party responsible for their actions, and, more importantly, recover the full extent of what you’re entitled to.

Morgan & Morgan, America’s largest personal injury firm, is uniquely capable of helping the victims of slip and fall accidents fight for their rightful compensation. We leverage endless resources to hold out until the at-fault party respects your injuries and offers restitution that accurately reflects the value of the damage you sustained. Our experienced team of attorneys understands all aspects of premise liability law, giving you an undeniable competitive edge as we navigate through the process together.

Are you wondering, “How much can you sue for a slip and fall?” If so, Morgan & Morgan has you covered. Read on to learn everything you need to know about your slip and fall case and, more importantly, how to position yourself to recover the maximum value.

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  • What Can I Recover in My Slip and Fall Case?

    The damages you’ll seek for recovery will depend on the circumstances surrounding your case, the jurisdiction your accident occurred, and the extent of your injuries, among other factors. Here are a few of the most common damages that slip and fall victims seek for recovery:

    • Medical expenses
    • Pain and suffering
    • Lost wages
    • Diminished/total loss of earning capacity
    • Incidental costs
    • Punitive damages
    • Funeral benefits (in the case of wrongful death)

    Much like a snowflake, every fall is almost entirely unique. Some people catch themselves and injure the extremity that caught them, whereas others fall and sustain head damage, leaving them with permanent brain damage. Many people believe that a slip and fall accident is a minor occurrence, but if you fall wrong, you may never move the same way again, and you could be left picking up the pieces your whole life without rightful compensation.

  • How Much Can You Sue for Slip and Fall Cases?

    The dollar amount of your recovery will, of course, depend on various factors about your case. A slip and fall accident with serious injuries is worth more than one with minor injuries, but you can still expect to recover the damage you sustained, including your medical costs, lost wages, and any other costs or injuries resulting from the situation.

    Your damages also encompass any emotional or mental anguish you’re experiencing because of your accident. These damages are often hard to prove because you’re suffering internally, but that doesn’t mean you should withhold information about this pain from your doctor during your medical examination.

    Insurance companies and legal teams will often use “injury calculators” to determine the dollar amount of your specific injuries. Let’s say you sustained a leg injury, a herniated disc, and whiplash from a slip and fall. In that case, your insurance company will plug these injuries into an equation one by one and add them together to come to a total amount. This total amount is your compensation, but there are many cases where these injury calculators don’t accurately determine the damage you sustained.

    Equations aren’t good for every situation. Your herniated disc could cause you significant pain and discomfort as you go about your life, and a calculator won’t be able to diagnose your condition accurately. If you believe that your compensation offer is lower than it should be, your best bet is to retain an experienced attorney as soon as possible. They can protect you from lowball offers, ensure that your voice is heard, and help you advocate for the fair and full value of what you deserve.

    Slip and fall cases range from $1,000 all the way to triple digits in the most serious cases. Morgan & Morgan’s experienced slip and fall attorneys are well-versed in the law, and if you’ve received a lowball offer, we’re only a phone call away.

  • How Much Money Does Target Settle for Slip and Fall Accidents?

    Major retailers, including Target, have been at the center of slip and fall lawsuits. A slip and fall in a major retail store is much different than a fall in a small business because of the legal team behind the sizable company. A small business likely won’t be able to throw millions of dollars at a lawsuit; they have to make do with what they have. On the other hand, major retailers have extensive resources that they leverage to try and bury slip and fall cases before they get to court. They’ll offer you everything other than your rightful compensation, and if they don’t respect the injuries you sustained on their behalf, you’ll need a sizable law firm behind you to advocate for your rightful value.

    In one instance, Target settled a slip and fall for $2.1 million, which was a combination of $1.4 million for previous non-economic damages and $700,000 for future damages. However, this was no easy achievement. The victim involved in this case had to wait months for the litigation to end before he received his rightful compensation. Despite this, any amount of time is worth waiting if it means you’ll be able to return to a normal life, and victims shouldn’t let the resources of the at-fault party deter them from fighting back.

    Morgan & Morgan has taken on major retailers in slip and fall cases, including Target, Walmart, and Dollar General, and recovered multi-million verdicts on behalf of our clients. While these organizations might try to hide behind their resources, our team has the same amount, if not more, which we aren’t afraid to leverage at any point during the process. Our experienced slip and fall attorneys work up every case the right way, allowing us to stay one step ahead of the competition.

  • How Do I Maximize My Insurance Settlement?

    The only way to maximize your insurance settlement is to disclose all of your injuries to your medical professional and, most importantly, team up with an experienced legal team who knows how to advocate for the total value.

    Once you leave the scene of your accident, you should seek a medical professional as soon as possible. They’ll examine the extent of your injuries, document the severity of each, and make notes about how your injuries will affect you in the future. This documentation is critical during the later stages of your case, especially if the situation ends up in a courtroom. If you fail to disclose any injuries or pain, you likely won’t be able to recover damages for them in the future, which may result in a diminished compensation payout.

    Next, you’ll need to team up with a legal team who has experience litigating cases like yours. Slip and fall accidents might seem simple at first, but it becomes much more complicated once you consider the burden of proving negligence. You’ll need to display solid evidence that the property owner or landlord neglected to remedy the hazard that caused your injury in a reasonable time, which isn’t easy.

    By teaming up with an attorney, you gain their legal knowledge, experience, and expertise in your corner. They know how to prove negligence even in cases where the odds seem grim, giving their victims an opportunity to get their life back. However, you should be careful when selecting your legal team, as there have been cases where lesser law firms accept the first best offer of compensation because they don’t have the resources to continue fighting.

    Morgan & Morgan is a family firm, and much like a family member would, we’ll never settle for less than you deserve. Other law firms don’t have the capability to hold out for their clients, but not us. We take every necessary step to ensure success, and we’ll continue litigating until the compensation offer on the table compensates you for all the damage you sustained.

  • Morgan & Morgan Can Help You Recover the Maximum Value of Your Slip and Fall Case

    In the most difficult moments of your life, Morgan & Morgan has your back. Our slip and fall attorneys are here to help you advocate for your situation throughout the process, giving you an ally in your corner who can leverage their experience and knowledge to fight for your fair value. You don’t want to gamble by risking your rightful compensation; Team up with America’s largest injury firm for the best chance of maximum value.

    Anyone who was injured in a slip and fall accident resulting from third-party negligence has a friend in Morgan & Morgan. Our fee is free, our resources are endless, and we have decades of experience behind us. If you’re ready to advocate for what you deserve, complete our free, no-obligation case evaluation, and our team will be in touch.

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