The average payout for a slip and fall accident is difficult to determine for a number of reasons. Each slip and fall case is different with its own set of unique factors and circumstances. You cannot use the outcome of another case when considering how much money you can recover.
Some elements that will play a role in how much compensation you can get for a slip and fall accident include:
- The severity of your injuries
- Whether anybody passed away
- The liable parties involved
- The cost of your economic damages (e.g., medical bills, lost income)
When you work with a lawyer, they can review the details of your case to determine how much money you can pursue for a slip and fall accident. They can assess each of your damages to determine a monetary value for your injuries and other related losses.
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Negligence and Liability in Florida Slip and Falls
There are many laws that are relevant to a slip and fall case in Florida. For example, per Florida Statute § 768.0755, if you fell in a business establishment, there are certain things you need to prove in order to recover damages. You would need to prove that the liable party knew (or should have known) about a hazard on the premises. Florida Statute § 768.075 notes that property owners do not have a duty of care to uphold the safety of trespassers. However, they can be held financially responsible if their actions harmed a trespasser through intentional misconduct or gross negligence.
These laws––as well as others––could influence your case for compensation. While it can be challenging to understand how Florida views slip and fall cases, a lawyer can explain your legal options throughout the financial recovery process.
Actionable Steps Following a Slip and Fall Incident
If you were recently injured in a slip and fall accident, there are ways you can help promote your case’s success. First, you should keep track of your damages as they relate to the accident. You should keep all documentation relating to your medical bills, missed time from work, follow-up appointments, and other related items so that your lawyer can help you fight for a fair settlement.
Secondly, soon after your accident, you should visit a doctor to have your injuries professionally evaluated. You will want to tie your injuries to the accident that harmed you. By visiting a doctor, you can work to accomplish this goal.
Finally, if you have photos, videos, or other pieces of evidence from the accident scene, you should share those details with your legal team. Even the smallest piece of information in your case can be used to assign fault and liability for your injuries.
Recoverable Losses in a Slip and Fall Accident
Again, the average payout for a slip and fall accident varies from case to case.
However, some items you might be able to recover include:
- Medical bills (e.g., invoices, copays, prescriptions)
- Lost income from time missed from work
- Diminished earning capacity, if you cannot work the same job as you did before the accident
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional trauma
You might be able to pursue losses that we have not included here.
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At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we are committed to providing responsive legal care as we fight for your right to compensation. When you call us today, a member of our team can provide more clarity into the average payout for a slip and fall case.
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