Slip and Fall Claim Value
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How much is my slip and fall case worth?
In talking to a client in St. Petersburg, Florida about a slip and fall case that they had not too long ago, one of their questions was, “What’s the value of this slip and fall case?” There are a number of factors that are important in determining a slip and fall case value. One of them is how the accident happened. That is discovered through an extensive interview with our attorneys to determine how it happened and how we can prove that it was the fault of the store or residence where you slipped and fell.
Was there immediate medical treatment, and what was it? It’s important that a doctor document the injuries that occurred initially and that highly qualified doctors continue to treat you, if you’ve been injured in a slip and fall, and obtain appropriate MRIs, x-rays, and any other diagnostic tools they have, to identify the full extent of your injury.
In evaluating the value of your case, we have to look at what the injuries are, what care was obtained and what the cost of that care was. If you’ve had therapy, injections, surgery, those are all important factors to consider. It’s important to consider, as well, what you will need in the future because of your injuries. Will you need more therapy? Will you need additional surgeries? We’ll work with highly qualified doctors who can evaluate your injury, look at the appropriate studies, and offer opinions about what you’re going to need in the future for the rest of your life, so that we can make that claim on your behalf to the insurance company or in front of a jury trial.
The other thing that’s important when determining the value of the case is if the person missed work. Are there out-of-pocket for lost wages, and are they going to miss work in the future? Are these injuries going to be with them forever? Are the injuries going to shorten their work life? Are the injuries going to cause them to have to give up an occupation that they loved and find something else to support their family? We will document those with appropriate experts who can put a dollar figure on those losses and present them to the insurance company.
Finally, what is the effect on the person in a non-economic way? That is not calculatable, but how this affects the person’s enjoyment of life, their interactions with their children, and family. What is the pain and suffering as a result of the accident? These are very important damages, and we can help evaluate these as well.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in an accident and have questions about slip and fall claim value?
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