More than one million emergency room visits are because of slip and fall injuries. Most people with fall and slip cases are left wondering how much payout they will get in settlement.
Below is a guide on what determines the settlement amount you will get. Also, we will give you tips on how to choose the best lawyer so that you can get a good settlement.
The first thing that should be put into consideration when filing a slip and fall suit is the medical expenses value. The expenses you have spend already will be added to the ones you are likely to incur in the future.
How much pain and suffering has been caused by the accident? You cannot measure pain and suffering using money. What lawyers do to determine the value, they will look at your medical expenses, the duration of time it has taken to heal and if you will ever heal.
Have you lost any wages because of the slip and fall accident?
Your inability to earn income because of the accident will also be considered. Do you need to find a new job because of the accident? All the income you will not be able to make because of the accident will be calculated.
Incidental expenses will also determine your settlement amount.
This includes things such as warning signs of wet floor that you ignored. This will lead to a reduction of the settlement value.
For example, if the property owner knew there are possibility of a hazard but ignored it, then your payout will be higher.
Also, the location of the slip and fall accident will determine the settlement. The settlement received for each location varies.
Did you know the skills and reputation of the lawyer you have settled for will determine the settlement. For example an experienced and skilled lawyer will make a strong case and ensure you get a large settlement. A lawyer that does not settle for the first deal unless it is a good one will ensure the settlement you get a good settlement.
Your settlement is greatly influenced by which lawyer you have settled for. Below are points that can help you in selecting the best slip and fall lawyer.
It is important you check how long the lawyer has been practicing. Has the lawyer handled cases like yours in the past. It is important that you ask the lawyer the settlement they have received for their past clients.
Also, check the fees of the lawyer. Most importantly, check the reputation of the lawyer online and the outcome of some of the cases they have worked on in the past. Most lawyers offer free consultation this is an advantage since you can interview several of them until you get the best.