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Valuing a Slip and Fall Accident Claim


If you are out and about and you slip and fall on another entity’s property, and you are hurt, depending on how your accident happened, you could be owed financial compensation for your losses. Slip and fall accidents are often thought of as those that only produce minimal injuries. While slip and fall accidents can result in minor cuts and bruises, they can also cause severe physical bodily harm and they can be deadly.

Property owners have a duty to others to keep their premises reasonably safe so that no one gets hurt. And, even if a property is taken care of and kept up, should a hazard arise, a property owner must address the issue and fix it in a timely manner. Failure to maintain a property or remedy dangers that could come about for any reason can mean a property owner will be liable for the damages another party suffers while on that property.

If you were injured on a property, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the losses you had to endure. Call our South Jersey slip and fall lawyer at Monaco Law PC to learn more.

Calculating Damages in a Slip and Fall Claim 

There are several ways that a slip-and-fall accident can take place. When hazards are present on a property that is not taken care of and fixed, then the likelihood of a slip and fall accident increases substantially. Some of the most common causes of slip and fall incidents occurring include:

  • Uneven surfaces and defects
  • Slippery surfaces
  • Poor lighting
  • Debris and other obstacles covering the ground
  • Loose rugs
  • Broken stairs and railings or lack of railings

Broken bones, lacerations, head injuries, sprains and strains, and deadly injuries are all possible when a slip-and-fall accident happens.

To value a claim, there are many factors to consider and damages that may be included. Some of these are:

  • How extensive your injuries are
  • If you will miss time and wages from work and for how long
  • If you need future medical treatment
  • If you were responsible in any way for your slip and fall accident
  • How the accident happened
  • The limits of the insurance policy that the claim is being filed against
  • If you incurred damage to personal property
  • How significant your pain and suffering was
  • If death resulted

It is necessary to identify and properly value all damages to fully understand what one’s claim is worth. Since everyone’s slip and fall accident is different, the amount you could receive may be much different than that of another victim of a slip and fall accident.

Speak to a South Jersey Slip and Fall Accident Attorney Today 

An attorney with experience representing victims of slip and fall accidents can evaluate your case and give you an idea of what you can expect. You are welcome to call our South Jersey slip and fall attorney at Monaco Law PC for assistance with a claim. To schedule a free initial consultation, call (609) 277-3166 for our New Jersey office and (215) 546-3166 for our office in Pennsylvania.

We are a New Jersey and Pennsylvania slip and fall firm serving Atlantic County, Burlington County, Bucks County, Cape May County, Camden County, Chester County, Cumberland County, Gloucester County, Lancaster County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Montgomery County, Ocean County, and Salem County.  Ou firm can handle cases throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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