What Should Slip-and-Fall Compensation Cover?
If you’re injured because someone didn’t warn you about a slippery spot on the floor, you deserve compensation for your pain. After all, you might have suffered seriously for your injuries. But what should slip-and-fall compensation cover, anyway?
Medical expenses might seem obvious, but what about the other types of suffering you’ve experienced because of your injuries? Because it can be difficult to calculate other damages without help, you might need guidance from Craig Swapp & Associates.
You need full and fair compensation—not just the bare minimum to cover your medical bills. When dealing with your slip-and-fall injuries, keep this in mind and ask an attorney how to get the full amount you need to recover.
Your Physical Injuries
One of the most immediate damages will be the physical injuries you’ve suffered because of the slip-and-fall accident. You’ll want to recover any economic damages (those that involve money) related to your injuries. This might include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Household services
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
For example, let’s say you slipped and hit your head hard enough to cause a serious concussion. Brain injuries require medical treatment, but they can also hold you back for some time. You might not be able to take care of your house, and you might be unable to work at all. In some cases, you might never be able to return to work, losing part or all of your income permanently.
These damages can be difficult to recover from, but they can also be calculated fairly easily. Your lawyer will simply need to add these up and estimate the future losses you will suffer.
Changes to Your Daily Life
Other changes to your daily functioning might fall under the umbrella of non-economic damages. These tend to be a little more difficult to calculate than economic damages. These damages cover the intangible losses you’ve suffered for your injuries—those that are not directly related to money.
To return to the head trauma example, you’ve suffered more than the expenses for your injuries. That loss of function, for example, can cause severe distress and mental anguish. This can cause you to withdraw from the things and people you love. That’s a hardship that warrants compensation.
It’s also important not to forget that your pain warrants compensation, too. Injuries like broken bones can be especially physically painful, and that can also affect how you function. Speak with your attorney about every hardship you’ve suffered because of your slip-and-fall accident. We’ll help you maximize your compensation.
Get the Full Compensation You Deserve
When you’ve been injured because of a property owner’s negligence, you need help recovering the compensation you deserve. But you’ll first need to know what slip-and-fall compensation should cover, which can be confusing without legal guidance.
If you’re not sure what your slip-and-fall claim is worth, speak with a lawyer at Craig Swapp & Associates. We can review your case and help you calculate what you’re truly owed. Take advantage of a free consultation by calling 1-800-404-9000 or filling out the form below.