Unfortunately, there is no set answer for how much you can sue for a slip and fall compensation claim. Each case is different, and the settlement will depend on your accident’s circumstances and the severity of your injuries.
If another person’s negligence caused your injuries, you may struggle with day-to-day activities and be unable to work, along with the financial pressures that can follow a slip and fall accident.
A Lawyer Can Fight for Compensation on Your Behalf
You have the option to work with a personal injury lawyer from our firm who can clarify the legal options and compensation available to you, which could include:
- Current and ongoing medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages and compensation for any impact on future earnings
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional distress
- Damaged property
Compensation for the Wrongful Death of a Loved One
In the tragic event of losing a loved one in a slip and fall accident caused by negligence, compensation is available to the surviving family.
In slip and fall accidents, proving who is responsible for your injuries is not always straightforward. More often than not, liable parties and their insurance companies will put up a tough fight to delay, underpay, or deny your claim. Find out more about the legal process below and the help available to you.
Property Owners Owe Visitors to Their Property a Duty of Care
There are many ways in which a slip and fall accident can happen, making them some of the most common types of accidents.
Some factors that can contribute to slip and falls include:
- Sidewalks and public access ways prone to ice buildup during the winter
- Changes in floor levels and slopes that can be difficult to see
- Potholes and uneven paving
- Loose carpets and upturned edges on rugs
- Poor lighting
- Lack of warning signs alerting customers and employees of a hazard
- Unattended spillages
Property owners and business managers have a duty of care to everyone legally visiting their premises. They must take reasonable precautions to reduce the risk of harm to the public in line with health and safety regulations.
What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident
If you suspect another’s negligence has caused you to suffer an injury, you will need to prove those in charge of the premises are responsible. After a slip and fall, if you are able, it is beneficial to:
- Seek medical attention.
- Report the accident to the responsible person at the premises (i.e., a manager or owner).
- Document evidence at the scene of the accident (i.e., take pictures, get witnesses’ contact details).
- Make a written account of how the accident happened and what you were doing at the time.
- Decline giving statements or signing them.
- Avoid posting to social media.
- Keep a record of your expenses relating to the accident.
After a slip and fall injury, you may be unsure about your legal options for seeking compensation, or even if you do have grounds for a claim. A good first step can be to take advantage of a free case evaluation to clarify your situation.
The Benefits of Seeking Legal Representation
If you are eligible to pursue compensation, your personal injury lawyer can help you build a robust case by gathering vital evidence to support your claim. Piecing together the evidence and information surrounding your case helps with other parts of the legal process.
These can include:
- Identifying who is responsible for your accident
- Proving liability
- Estimating the value of your claim
- Negotiating with the at-fault parties’ insurance company or legal team
- Reviewing settlement offers
- Representing you in court, where required
Be Proactive About Your Future
It is important to seek legal advice sooner rather than later. Not only does it give your legal representation time to quickly gather vital evidence before it can be lost or diminished, but it also keeps you within the time frame you have to seek compensation under the statute of limitations imposed by NRS §11.190.
You will need to begin legal proceedings as an injured party within two years. If you miss this deadline, it is unlikely you will be able to pursue compensation.
Find Out How Much You Can Sue for a Slip and fall with a Free Case Review
Accidents can have more than just physical consequences. The team at Bernstein & Poisson has the experience, resources, and determination to help you recover the compensation you deserve at this difficult time.
Start your claim today with a free initial consultation. With over 60 years of combined experience, coupled with a strong track record of positive results, we have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. We can help you too.