What Is the Average Settlement for A Slip and Fall Accident?
Posted October 15th, 2020 by Anthony Carbone.
Categories: Slip and Falls.
Even though you would assume that a slip and fall accident is straightforward, proving it to a court of law can be complicated, making it quite challenging to pursue. Therefore, you will need a good and experienced lawyer to make the difference. North Bergen Personal Injury Attorney, Antony Carbone, is relentless and aggressive, meaning he will not be satisfied until you get what you deserve. Throughout his 30 years of practice, he has helped hundreds of people navigate their legal claims. Visit the website to find out more about the Law Offices of Antony Carbone.
How to Determine the Viability of a Slip and Fall Accident?
There are multiple instances of a slip and fall accident that one needs to consider, including if the landowner understood the danger but failed to do anything, created the risk, or the threat existed for long enough that the landowner should have realized and addressed it. In such situations, a slip and fall accident attorney will help you seek compensation.
Most clients will wonder how they will determine if the case is worth their time and effort. What is the average settlement for a slip and fall accident? Antony Carbone and his team cannot give the exact number but will provide an estimation after considering several factors.
What Are The Different Types of Damages?
When determining whether your case is worth the time and effort, you will need to figure out the compensation amount you are likely to receive. The two major types of damages for a slip and fall claim are punitive and compensatory damages. Both the punitive and compensatory damages come about the landowner’s negligence.
To determine the average settlement for your slip and fall accident, you will have to compile all the bills accrued after the accident, including current and expected medical expenses, property loss, emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, enjoyment, and income. This summation will only give you a rough estimate of how much your slip and fall claim is worth. However, it is not in your hands to decide the total compensation amount- the court has the final say.
The statute of limitations for filing these claims is two years in most states. Although it might seem like a long time, the process of filing the claim is lengthy. So, speak to an attorney immediately following the accident to give you ample time to gather statements and evidence vital for your case.
To sum up, Hudson County Personal Injury Attorney, Antony Carbone, has been working with clients across Union City, Jersey City, Bayonne, and North Bergen for over three decades and helped them file and seek compensation for various claims. Aside from personal injury and slip and fall claims, Carbone and his team work on criminal and family cases. So, if you are not sure about pursuing your slip and fall claim, discuss it with an experienced attorney at the Law Chambers of Antony Carbone. They are currently offering free consultation-feel free to get in touch with at any time.