Slip And Fall Accident Results In Significant Settlement Award
A personal injury attorney recently procured a sizable premises liability settlement after a victim was injured in a slip and fall accident. The accident resulted after the victim slipped and fell on black ice that was covered by snow. The victim sustained significant injuries affecting the cervical spine, head, neck, and shoulders. The required medical care was extensive and involved surgery on the spine. The total damages awarded to the victim totaled $2,150,000 for the damages suffered by the victim.
Premises liability cases are personal injury cases that happen on someone else’s property. Typically, injuries are sustained due to hazardous or defective conditions resulting from the property owner’s failure to ensure their property is adequately maintained. Premises liability cases can involve several factors. Some of the most common types of premises liability cases involve:
- Slip and Falls
- Accidents Involving Snow and Ice
- Swimming Pool Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Defective Property Conditions
- Lack of Security
Slip and fall accidents are notoriously challenging to represent because significant evidence is required to prove the victim’s injuries were sustained at the property site. A successful outcome will need an experienced Newark Personal Injury Attorney who can review the evidence and prove that the injuries resulted from a negligent property owner who failed to uphold their duty of care. It’s important to note that obtaining an injury on another person’s property does not ensure success. It’s imperative to prove that the property owner was aware of the potential safety concerns and still failed to take corrective action to remedy the situation.
Settlements that total into the millions are far less common in slip and fall cases. A substantial settlement like the one mentioned is only likely in situations where victims were significantly injured. On average, slip and fall victims receive settlements in the tens of thousands. However, to truly understand the full value of the losses incurred from such an accident, it will be imperative to have an attorney from Rispoli & Borneo P.C. carefully review the case. Typically damages from slip and fall cases are intended to help make the victim “whole” again after the accident. The settlement amount should cover any medical expenses, lost wages, future medical care, and more. However, determining case value will be far more complicated than victims may realize.
While tangible losses are easier to calculate, it’s also important to value the incident’s impact on the victim, including pain and suffering. To ensure the most accurate representation of damages possible and to prove the injuries resulted on the negligent owner’s property, strong evidence is required to support the claim. A personal injury attorney will likely request the following when reviewing the claim:
- Eyewitness Statements
- The Victim’s Personal Statement
- Medical Documentation
- Receipts Outlining Expenses
- Photographs/Video of:
- The Accident Site
- Hazardous Materials
- Accident Reports
- Proof of Lost Income
Victims require a law firm like Rispoli & Borneo P.C. to ensure the greatest possible outcome. It’s possible to receive compensation for the losses victims are facing. However, this will require strong evidence tying the injuries to the accident scene. Once our team has reviewed the case, we can correctly identify the best course of action to deliver results to our clients.