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Legal Recourse: Types of Compensation Available in Slip and Fall Claims

The compensation you can recover depends on the specifics of your premises liability case. However, most slip and fall compensation covers economic and non-economic damages. 

Our slip and fall accident lawyers can investigate your accident to determine what you can recover.

Economic Damages in Slip and Fall Cases

Economic damages are those that have a standard cost. Typically, these come with receipts or paperwork. 

Medical Expenses

Many people think of slips and falls as small inconveniences with minor injuries, but this isn’t always the case. The injuries from slips and falls can be severe and include: 

  • Broken hips 
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Soft-tissue injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Internal injuries

The medical bills that come with these conditions can be high. For example, a spinal cord injury can cost over $1 million in the first year alone (per Global Spine Journal). Even a mild traumatic brain injury can cost an average of approximately $13,000 in the year after diagnosis, according to Brain Injury

Our team can help you fight for slip and fall compensation for your: 

  • Emergency transport
  • Surgeries
  • Prescription medications
  • Co-pays
  • Long-term care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Assistive devices

Lost Wages

You can recover compensation for the time you needed to take off work due to your injuries. This can include recovery time, doctor’s appointments, and any time your injuries keep you out of work.

Lost Earning Capacity

If your injuries require you to work fewer hours, take a lesser-paying job, or retire, you can recover compensation for lost earning capacity. 

Our team can work with financial experts to determine the value of your future lost wages.

Miscellaneous Expenses

Most people aren’t aware, but almost any expense related to your accident is compensable. Accident-related expenses you can recover could include: 

  • Transportation to and from medical appointments (e.g., gas money, public transportation, rideshares)
  • Renovating your home or vehicle to accommodate your injury (e.g., widening doorways, modifying your vehicle with a handbrake) 
  • Hiring someone to handle tasks you managed before your injury (e.g., childcare, lawn care, housekeeping)

Non-Economic Damages in Slip and Fall Cases

Non-economic damages are not as straightforward to calculate as they don’t come with receipts. However, they are compensable, and you deserve that compensation.

Pain and Suffering

Trips and falls can cause significant physical pain. You deserve compensation for that and any anguish or trauma you suffered. You can also recover compensation for the inconvenience your injury has caused you. Our team will establish a fair value for this damage. 

Loss of Enjoyment of Life

Injuries can make it impossible for you to do the same things you did before the accident. You may be unable to participate in hobbies, go dancing with your spouse, or even hold your child or grandchild. 

We will fight for compensation for this lost enjoyment of life.  

Loss of Consortium

If you are unable to have marital relations with your spouse, you can recover compensation for loss of consortium.

Wrongful Death Damages

Some slips and falls are fatal. If you lost a loved one in a slip or trip and fall accident, please accept our condolences. Our team can help you seek justice and the compensation you need for your expenses and other losses. We can help you recover: 

Medical Bills

If your loved one received medical care for their slip and fall injuries before their passing, these expenses are recoverable. 

Funeral and Burial Expenses

You can recover compensation for your loved one’s funeral and burial or cremation expenses. Our team can help you determine what related expenses are covered.

Loss of Financial Support

If your loved one was the sole breadwinner or contributed to finances, you can recover the financial support you lost.

Loss of Household Services

Any household services your loved one handled or contributed to are now expenses or chores you’ll need to take on. This loss is also compensable.

Loss of Consortium

Same as with a standard personal injury case, you can recover compensation for the loss of marital relations.

Loss of Companionship

You can also recover the loss of companionship, love, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection, society, and moral support.

Loss of Training and Guidance

Children can recover compensation for loss of parental guidance.

Many accident victims leave thousands of dollars or more on the table because they don’t know all the damages they can recover. Our team will investigate your accident and injuries to determine what you can recover. Once we have determined your damages, we will establish a fair value for your slip and fall settlement.

This will ensure you don’t accept a settlement offer that doesn’t cover your losses.

Call Us to Explore Your Recoverable Compensation for a Slip and Fall Accident

You deserve compensation for your slip or trip and fall. As our case results show, we fight hard for what our clients need. 
Our team will fight for every dollar you deserve. Get help from our premises liability injury attorneys at KJT Law Group today: (818) 507-8525. The initial consultation is free, and you don’t pay our slip and fall accident lawyers unless we win your case.

We Will Fight For You

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