Slip and fall accidents are a common personal injury claim that affects thousands of people each year.
Slip and falls are typically unexpected and hard to avoid. Because a fall is unexpected, the injuries can be serious.
These types of accidents can occur when a property is poorly designed, constructed, or maintained. If you or someone you know have sustained injuries in a slip and fall accident, you may have a personal injury claim.
Many wonder, how much a slip and fall claim may be worth.
But the answer is not straightforward.
There are many factors that determine what a claim is worth.
Some factors to consider when evaluating a slip and fall claim’s worth:
- How much coverage the at-fault party has. Insurance almost always pays out personal injury claims so it will depend on how much insurance the person at fault has.
- The severity of your injury. More severe injuries typically mean more medical expenses and wage loss. This could result in a higher settlement offer.
- Lost wages. Your settlement offer will depend on how much wage loss you had and how much you were making at the time of the accident.
- Having an experienced attorney will help maximize your settlement offer.
Slip and fall accidents can result in extremely serious injuries to victims.
Some of the most common injuries we see are:
- Broken bones
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injures
- Soft tissue injuries
Each year, accidental slip and falls cause thirty-thousand serious injuries and twenty-thousand deaths.
Slip falls are one of the most common injury claims pursued during the winter months. These types of accidents can often lead to serious injuries, which means costly medical bills and missed time from work.
Slip and fall claims require great attention to detail, research, and investigation.
It is important to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side.
Recovering compensation after a slip and fall accident.
If the owner of the property failed to maintain, take appropriate precautions, or fix a known problem that contributed to the fall, a personal injury claim may be pursued. If you or someone you know were injured in a slip and fall accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at Berger and Green at 412-661-1400 for a free no-obligation consultation.