A slip and fall are when you’re hurt after falling on someone else’s property. The belief behind these cases is that property owners are responsible for maintaining their property. If you slip and fall, you can hold the property owners accountable for their irresponsible.
Who Is Responsible?
Property owners are liable in most situations, but to succeed in a slip and fall case, you must be able to prove that the property owner owed a duty of care that was breached, that the breach caused your injuries, and that you suffered damages.
What Compensation Can You Recover?
You can recover several compensations in slip and fall cases. Compensation can include medical expenses such as doctor bills, x-ray bills, and the cost of in-home assistance. You can also get compensation for future medical care bills and lost wages. You are entitled to settlement for pain and suffering and lack of enjoyment of life.
You can also get compensation for wrongful death if you lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence. Keep in mind that wrongful death lawsuits have a different set of damages that the surviving family may be able to recover.