Average Settlement For Slip And Fall Injury
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident on someone’s property, you might be wondering as to how much compensation you might be entitled to. Depending on a wide range of factors, your compensation could range from a few thousand dollars to several hundred thousand dollars.
What Is the Average Settlement for Slip and Fall Injuries in New York?
It’s impossible to calculate the average settlement for a slip and fall claim in New York, as each claim is distinct in its own way and the compensation is calculated based on several variables, which might differ from one claim to another. These include:
This is the most important factor that determines the amount of damages you can recover in a slip and fall claim. If you suffered a serious injury that might require extensive treatment and care, you might be entitled to substantial damages.
You can be compensated for emergency medical care, the cost of transportation and hospitalization, the cost of surgery and other treatments, medications, and rehabilitation. You might also be entitled to receive compensation for your ongoing treatment and care as well as the treatment you might require in the future.
Nature of Injuries
The kind of injuries you suffer is also a factor that can determine the value of your claim. The more serious the injuries, the larger the case value.
If you have had to take time away from work, you can include your lost earnings to your claim. Apart from this, if your earning capacity has been reduced as a result of your injuries, you can also include the amount of earnings you stand to lose in the future to your claim. Even one week of missed work can be thousands of dollars lost for a family that we make sure you get paid back for!
If the property owner – or the person in charge of maintaining the property – was 100% at fault, you will be able to receive full compensation. On the other hand, if you are found to be partially at fault, your compensation will be reduced proportionately in accordance with New York’s comparative negligence laws.
A young person whose earning capacity has been reduced due to the injury is likely to receive a significantly larger compensation than an elderly person who suffered the same injury – since the latter’s prime earning years are behind them.
Get the Leading Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers in New York on Your Side
At the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, we have decades of experience in handling premises liability claims. We know what kind of arguments property owners tend to make to deny liability and know how to counter them.
Our legal team is led by Michael S. Lamonsoff – who is one of the highest-rated personal injury attorneys in the state and is a recipient of numerous awards and honors. We have the expertise, resources, and connections needed to handle your slip and fall claim and can get results that few others can.