Slip and fall accidents are among the common type of accidents that are reported in CA. You can file a lawsuit if you met with such an accident and if it happened on a person’s private or business property. The damages caused by such accidents can be claimed by filing a lawsuit against the owner of that property. A slip and fall lawyer will help you to calculate the compensation for such accidents as well as for filing the lawsuit.
One of the important factors that you have to notice before filing a lawsuit or making a claim is to calculate how much is your claim worth. There is no previously set amount for settling such a case or for deciding the amount for the claim as the injuries happened by such accidents will be different each time. So the amount that a person will get as a compensation for slip and fall accidents are determined by the unique factors that are specific to each accident. A slip and fall lawyer will help you to determine this factors and will fight for you in the court to get the right amount you deserve.
Estimating the Damages
The losses that are suffered by an injured person because of the accident are considered to be the “damages” caused to that person. The most common factors that are considered when calculating such damages are medical bills and loss of income. They are the easiest to calculate and also easier to predict.
Other damages are the pain and other suffering that occurred to the person. They are subjective and difficult to predict. In most cases this will be educated guesses that are made based on the awards that were granted in similar cases in the past. The main reason behind this difficulty is that the injuries suffered by each person will be different and every jury will also be different.
The compensation for the injuries a person had suffered will depend on the nature and seriousness of the injury and also the decision of the jury. They cannot be predicted accurately. If such damages include permanent injuries then the compensation will be high. If there are no major complications then the claim amount will decrease accordingly. In such cases it will be easier for both parties to reach an agreement.