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How Much is My Slip and Fall Worth?

Cherry Hill slip and fall lawyers discuss how much a slip and fall is worth. “Slip and falls” are common, and cause injuries that range from a minor cut or bruise to broken bones and even traumatic brain injury. If you experience a slip and fall accident due to a hazardous condition on someone else’s property, then you are entitled to seek recovery for damages. However, initiating a lawsuit is not a decision to be taken lightly. It is not possible to categorically state a recovery amount for a slip and fall. Yet, it is possible to gain an understanding of the factors involved in evaluating a slip and fall case.

Medical Expenses

A primary factor in determining an award for damages is related to the extent of injury and the cost of medical treatment. Medical treatment may be discrete and complete, as in setting a broken bone, or ongoing, such as the need for multiple surgeries, rehabilitation, and/or physical therapy. States differ on how to determine the amount of damages. Some jurisdictions base damages on the amount billed by health care providers, while others base damages on the amount the provider agreed to receive as payment in full.

It is also possible to recover for anticipated future medical expenses. These will vary depending on what is expected to achieve full recovery. In cases where permanent injuries have been sustained, damages are more subjective, such as evaluating how the injury impacts the plaintiff. Lost quality of life can be a consideration in evaluating damages. For example, a surfer experiencing an injury that impairs her balance will have a greater loss of quality of life than a sedentary person experiencing the same injury.

Lost Wages and Earning Capacity

If an injury is serious enough to result in lost work, then the amount of lost wages can also be recovered. The amount of lost work days and pay will need to be verified by the employer. If the injury is so serious that it impairs the ability to return to work, then it may be possible to be receive damages for lost earning capacity. Some attorneys are interested in settling cases to avoid going to trial. If a defendant knows of this proclivity, it can negatively impact any pre-trial settlement negotiations.

Cherry Hill Slip and Fall Lawyers at Williams Cedar Advocate for Victims of Slip and Fall Accidents

If you were seriously injured from a slip and fall on someone else’s property, a Cherry Hill slip and fall lawyer at Williams Cedar can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Located in Philadelphia and Haddonfield, New Jersey, we represent clients throughout Pennsylvania and South Jersey. Call us at 856-470-9777 or submit an online form to set up a free consultation today.

WILLIAMS CEDAR PHYSICAL LOCATIONS: NOTICE TO OUR CLIENTS, COLLEAGUES AND VENDORS: CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

WILLIAMS CEDAR PHYSICAL LOCATIONS: NOTICE TO OUR CLIENTS, COLLEAGUES AND VENDORS: CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

In order to protect the health and safety of our staff and clients, and in compliance with directives from the governors of New Jersey and Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia, our physical offices in Philadelphia and Haddonfield will be closed for an indeterminate time, in an effort to help halt the spread of the corona virus.

Please be assured that, during our physical absence, our team will remain working remotely (at home) and “virtually” on behalf of our clients, and will keep them informed of any developments in their cases. We will return phone calls as quickly as possible. Clients, co-counsel, referral counsel and opposing counsel can also communicate with our attorneys through email:

Samuel Abloeser : sabloeser@williamscedar.com | David Cedar : dcedar@williamscedar.com
Beth Cole : bcole@williamscedar.com | Diane Fenner : dfenner@williamscedar.com
Shauna Friedman : sfriedman@williamscedar.com | Kevin Haverty : khaverty@williamscedar.com
Chris Markos : cmarkos@williamscedar.com | Alan Sklarsky : asklarsky@williamscedar.com
Jerry Williams : gwilliams@williamscedar.com

We will notify you when we are able to return to our physical offices. In the meantime, feel free to contact us. We remain on the job! We wish you the best of Health as we weather this crisis together.

THE LAWYERS AND STAFF OF WILLIAMS CEDAR