Our law firm has represented numerous clients who have suffered serious injuries due to slip and fall accidents caused by the negligent and or wrongful acts of others including property owners and business managers. One of the most common questions clients ask our attorneys regarding their case is, “how much is my case worth,” or “what is the value of my case”.
Every case is different comprising of a unique set of factors which play a significant role in determining the estimated value of a settlement offer or jury verdict. Some of the most important factors in determining the value of a slip and fall case include the severity of the injuries suffered, the availability of punitive damages, lost wages due to inability to work, pain and suffering, and requirement for future medical and rehabilitation care.
The best way to determine the value of a case is by receiving a full case review by an experienced personal injury attorney. If you would like to receive a case review from one of our esteemed attorneys feel free to contact our law firm toll free (855)385-2529. Note: All consultations are free of charge and confidential.
Factors in Determining the Value of a Slip and Fall Injury Case:
Some of the most significant factors in calculating the estimated value of a slip and fall injury case are as follows.
1. Severity of the Harm Suffered: Slip and Falls often result in serious injuries to victims. Some of the most common injuries associated with slip and fall accidents include trauma to the head resulting in brain injury, fracture pelvis, spinal cord injury, shoulder injuries including rotator cuff tears and facial injuries. The level of physical harm suffered is usually calculated by the monetary amount of hospitalization and medical bills incurred as well as an assessment of future medical and rehabilitations costs.
2. Pain and Suffering Associated With Your Injuries: Victims of personal injury caused by the wrongful or intentional acts of others are entitled to compensation for the emotional trauma and daily physical pain they have suffered. Such calculations are made on a per diem basis where a jury places a monetary amount for each day that the victim has suffered and multiplies that number by the number of days the victim has an is expected to suffer. Another way to calculate pain and suffering calculation is by asking the question “how much money would the victim pay to have they pain she is suffering including emotional trauma and PTSD to go away”.
3. Lost Wages and Loss of Future Income: Victims of slip and fall accidents have the right to receive compensation for loss of earnings due to inability to work as well as future loss of earning capacity caused by a long term or permanent disability resulting from the accident. Lost wages are calculated by showing evidence of past pay stubs and tax returns. Loss of future earning capacity requires the use of vocational experts that will calculate and then determine the total value of monetary loss due a persons acquired disability.
4. Availability of Punitive Damages: In certain cases courts will allow for punitive damages to be tacked on top of any economic and non-economic damages incurred by the victim. Punitive are designed to punish the defendant so as to reduce any future conduct which can result in similar accidents. Punitive damages are awarded where the defendant has acted in an intentional wanton or reckless fashion.
Legal Help: Our law firm offers all slip and fall accident victims with a free no cost case evaluation. To contact our law offices call toll free (855)385-2529.