What is an Average Slip and Fall Settlement in Vermont?
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What is an Average Slip and Fall Settlement in Vermont?

| Feb 10, 2021 | Firm News |

What is the average settlement amount of money in a slip and fall settlement in Vermont? If you’ve been hurt in a slip and fall accident, it’s an important question. While your case may or may not be average, there are still important things to learn by knowing the average slip and fall settlement amount. It is difficult to predict at the beginning of the case to determine what your case is worth. Please call me today for a free consultation about your slip and fall or trip and fall claim. While I won’t be able to tell you what your case is worth, I can tell you whether it’s worth hiring me to represent you on a contingent fee basis. That mean you don’t pay me anything directly. My fee is paid out of the settlement proceeds. If I don’t recover any money for you there is no attorney’s fee.
Average Slip and Fall Settlement
The average slip and fall settlement is between $5,000 and $50,000. Whether your case falls within the average range depends on several factors. If your injuries are relatively minor, your case may be below average. If you have serious injuries and your case is legally strong, your settlement may be higher than average. However, the average slip and fall settlement in most cases fall somewhere in the middle.
How Much Compensation Do You Get for a Fall?
You get compensation for a fall that’s equal to your monetary losses plus pain and suffering compensation. Your financial losses are all of the direct, out-of-pocket losses that occur because of the fall. The amount of your pain and suffering is proportional to the severity of your injuries. While damages play a role in how much compensation you get for a fall, the strength of your case and questions of comparative fault may also play a role in the amount of compensation for a fall.
Slip and Fall out of Court Settlement Amounts
Slip and fall out of court settlement amounts vary based on the strength of your case and the severity of your injuries. Your settlement should include all of the types of your financial losses like your medical expenses and lost income because you’re unable to work. The other part of your slip and fall out of court settlement is your pain and suffering compensation. When your injuries are severe, your compensation for pain and suffering may be up to several times the amount of your payment for economic losses.

Ultimately, resolving your slip and fall case with an out of court settlement is a matter of careful negotiations with the other side. You need to make a strong case while strategically negotiating with the responsible party. What you get in an out of court slip and fall settlement is the amount that the other side agrees to pay to resolve the case. You may resolve the case through formal mediation or informal discussions.
Slip and Fall Settlement Discussions
Slip and fall settlement discussions happen in a variety of ways. The parties may exchange letters or emails that give their position and ask the other side for a particular agreement. Usually the property owner has insurance and I am dealing with an insurance adjuster.
In addition to informal negotiations, slip and fall settlement discussions also occur during formal mediation proceedings. In mediation, you work with a person who is trained in conflict resolution. They guide the parties to have a constructive conversation about resolving the claim. It’s essential to prepare for mediation to have the information that you need at your disposal to make your mediation session productive.
Should I Settle My Slip and Fall Claim?
Whether you should settle your slip and fall claim depends on all of the relevant circumstances present in your case. Where the parties agree on the approximate value of the case, it makes sense to settle your slip and fall claim. You save the expense, stress, and time delays of taking your case to trial. However, there are reasons that it might be in your best interests to take your case to trial. An experienced slip and fall attorney can help you make the best decision for your case.
How Can a Slip and Fall Lawyer Help Me?
There are several ways that a slip and fall lawyer can help you with your settlement:
• Building a strong case
• Establishing contact with the other party’s insurance adjuster and negotiating skillfully
• Advising you on whether to accept a settlement
• Drafting settlement paperwork
• Ensuring that you collect your settlement promptly
I try and assist my clients in every aspect of your case. I have the experience to help a slip and fall victim take all of the necessary steps to maximize your compensation. If your goal is to win a fair settlement for your slip and fall case, please call me today at 802-888-7707 for a free consultation. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.