Slip and Fall Settlements
It may take months or even years to reach a fair settlement for your slip and fall accident, depending on the unique circumstances of your case.
Factors That Affect How Long Slip and Fall Settlements Take
You do not want to accept a settlement before a doctor has determined your prognosis. If you do so beforehand, you will be stuck paying for any costs that pop up afterwards. The more severe or complex your slip and fall injuries, the longer it may take to determine your prognosis.
How Clear-Cut Fault Is
In some cases, it is obvious who is at fault for a slip and fall accident. In others, the property manager or other negligent party will dispute liability and a full investigation must be launched. If this is the case, the claims process can be longer.
The Willingness of the Insurer to Negotiate
Most insurers want to pay you as little as possible. To do so, they may refuse to negotiate or draw out negotiations hoping you will give up and accept what you can get for your slip and fall injuries. A Fort Myers slip and fall lawyer can help you secure the compensation you deserve.
Damages You May Be Eligible to Recover in a Slip and Fall Injuries Case
Your recoverable damages in a slip and fall injury claim can be split into two separate categories: economic and noneconomic damages.
Economic damages include:
- Current and future medical expenses related to your injuries
- Current and future lost wages
Noneconomic damages include:
- Compensation for pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment
The settlement amount you receive depends on factors such as how seriously you were injured, the costs of your medical treatment, the amount of your lost wages, how quickly you recover, if you recover completely, and other important components in the case.
How We Prove Negligence in a Slip and Fall Case
To recover compensation for your slip and fall accident, a lawyer must be able to prove the other party was negligent. To do so, your lawyer must establish the following:
- The other party had a duty to ensure the safety of the property.
- They failed to do so.
- This failure caused your injuries.
- The accident caused you to suffer damages.
To prove negligence, we will:
- Gather evidence
- Discuss your case with expert witnesses
Many personal injury cases settle out of court. Your slip and fall lawyer will work with you to get you the most equitable compensation available.
We Can Get Started Today
Suffering slip and fall injuries can be overwhelming. Let us help you take care of the legal paperwork so you can get back to the business of healing from your injuries. Contact our Florida personal injury lawyers at Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato at (954) 633-8270 to start working with slip and fall lawyer.
The statute of limitations, or deadline for filing your case, is four years from the date you were injured. Don’t wait to contact us for your free case review—do it today.