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Common Questions About Slip and Fall Settlements

Being involved in a slip and fall accident can be a scary situation, and you may have a lot of questions about the process of pursuing a settlement — but it can be difficult to find answers. Here are answers to some of the most common questions personal injury attorneys are asked about slip and fall settlements:

WHAT EXACTLY IS A SLIP AND FALL SETTLEMENT?

Anyone who is injured on another person’s property may be able to pursue slip and fall settlements by filing lawsuits against the owner of the property. Property owners are legally required to maintain a safe environment for visitors. This includes businesses such as grocery stores, restaurants, and gyms, as well as residential properties like single-family homes and apartments. If you are injured at one of these sites as a result of owner negligence, slip and fall settlements can help you secure compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages.

HOW ARE SLIP AND FALL SETTLEMENTS EVALUATED?

In pursuing slip and fall settlements, the first order of business is determining liability. Your legal team will investigate questions that will determine if you have a viable case against the property order, including whether you could have avoided the accident or were unnecessarily careless, whether the owner was in any way negligent, and whether the owner’s negligence directly contributed to your injuries.

WHAT COMPENSATION CAN I EXPECT FROM SLIP AND FALL SETTLEMENTS?

Every case is different, but in general, slip and fall settlements are not the largest settlements secured for personal injury cases. Part of this is that the injuries sustained are typically minor and temporary, such as sprains, pulled muscles, or minor breaks. Medical expenses for these injuries are fairly minor, so compensation will be adjusted accordingly. Severe, lifelong injuries with long-term expenses, such as head injuries, severe breaks, or torn ligaments, can warrant higher slip and fall settlements. Working with an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you ensure slip and fall settlements secure compensation that suits the circumstances.

For a free consultation, contact Sloat & Nicholson at 1-800-873-3202.

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