Miami, FL – While they receive much less media attention than car crashes, slip-and-fall accidents can cause just as much damage. Slip and fall accidents are particularly dangerous to the elderly who may never fully recover from a serious injury, such as a broken hip.
If you were recently injured in this type of accident, you need to reach out to seasoned Miami personal injury lawyers. To recover damages you will have to file a personal injury claim with the insurance company representing the owner of the establishment where your accident happened. Your lawyers will have to establish the owner of the place was guilty of negligence and this led to you being injured.
Your lawyers will also help you determine how much money you should be asking. Two factors need to be considered:
- The severity of your injury and the extent to which it impacted your life
- Your own responsibility for what happened. Depending on how you slipped, the other party may claim you were responsible or at least partially responsible for your accident. If you were doing something that was unreasonably dangerous or negligent of your own safety, the case could be made that you were more at fault than the defendant. Keep in mind that Florida follows a comparative negligence rule.
What is the average settlement in a slip-and-fall accident?
In order to calculate damages in a slip-and-fall accident case, your Florida personal injury lawyers will typically gather evidence such as medical records, witness statements, and other documentation to support your claim. Your attorneys will then negotiate with the defendant’s insurance company or legal team to reach a settlement that fairly compensates you for your losses. If a settlement cannot be reached, the case may go to trial, where a judge or jury will determine the amount of damages you are entitled to.
As each accident is unique, only experienced personal injury lawyers can tell you how much your claim is worth. However, to give you an idea of the kind of settlement you should expect, statistics show that many slip-and-fall settlements range between $10,000 and $50,000. Fatal slip and falls frequently settle for over $200,000, but you may recover a 7-figure compensation if you tragically lose someone in such an accident.
Types of damages you can recover for a slip and fall accident in Miami
In Florida, damages in a slip-and-fall accident are typically calculated based on the following types of losses:
Medical expenses: This includes any medical bills and expenses incurred as a result of the slip and fall accident, such as hospitalization costs, doctor visits, prescription medications, and rehabilitation services.
Lost wages: If the accident results in the victim being unable to work, they may be entitled to compensation for lost wages. This includes any income they would have earned during the time they were unable to work, as well as any future earning capacity they have lost.
Pain and suffering: Slip and fall accidents can result in physical pain, emotional distress, and other forms of suffering. Damages for pain and suffering are calculated based on the severity of the injuries and the impact they have had on the victim’s quality of life.
Property damage: If personal property, such as a phone or a watch, was damaged in the accident, the victim may be entitled to compensation for the cost of repair or replacement.
If you were recently injured in a slip-and-fall accident anywhere in the Miami area, schedule a consultation with a trustworthy accident lawyer at Madalon Law and see how you can recover your losses.
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