Once you can prove that someone else was responsible for the accident, the question turns to what you are entitled to receive as compensation. As far as that is concerned, you are entitled to compensation for any damages that were caused by the slip and fall accident. Though this sounds straightforward, it often is very nuanced and can require a skillful slip and fall/trip and fall personal injury attorney to get the full value.
The first category of damages is called special or economic damages. These are essentially your out-of-pocket losses and include items like medical expenses, lost earnings, and lost earning capacity. They are items that can be determined by reference to documentation like medical bills, pay stubs, and earnings records. It is important to gather the evidence and documentation that not only proves the amount of these damages but also just importantly, proves that the damages were the result of the accident and not some other cause.
Premises Liability cases often involve very severe injuries. Although soft tissue injuries like sprains and strains, contusions, cuts, and bruises occur regularly, if you are injured on someone else’s property, you are at increased risk for more severe injuries like:
- Broken bones
- Spinal injuries
- Torn ligaments
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Wrongful death
When you have an injury that is severe, it is more important than ever to have an accident injury attorney representing you to make sure you get all the compensation to which you are entitled.
The second category of damages is called general or non-economic damages. There are not as easy to calculate because there is no documentation that states their amount. Rather, they compensate for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, impairment, inconvenience, grief, anxiety, humiliation and emotional distress. Again, having a talented accident attorney on your side can help make the case for the severity of your general damages.
With our experience protecting the rights of individuals harmed by the negligence and misconduct of others, Beckerman Anderson, APC, will zealously represent you if you have been injured. Our attorneys have collected millions of dollars for injured victims. If you’ve been injured and need the help of an accident attorney to get you the compensation you deserve, call 949-409-4299.