Slip and fall accidents are extremely common and more often than not can cause life-lasting injuries. Just something as simple as a slippery floor without a sign can be the reason your world is turned up-side down. Suddenly, you have a concussion and a fractured ankle that are preventing you from work, and the medical bills continue to pile on while you sit in misery and pain. If you’ve been in a slip and fall accident, it might be worth knowing how much your claim is worth to alleviate some of the stress you may feel.
No matter how your slip and fall occurred; whether at work, at the mall, or in a grocery store, in Massachusetts, the owner is usually found liable for the accident. Understanding how much your claim is worth relies on a few different things. Liability, negligence, and the severity of your injuries all tie into determining the value of the settlement. Before negotiations begin, lawyers will have an estimate of what they believe your settlement is worth and will keep a number in mind that they are willing to settle for. This number is determined after they investigate your claim to gather the necessary documentation to prove you suffered losses and damages. Included documentation may be; medical expenses (doctor appointments, surgeries, medical devices, cost of medicine), physical therapy, mental health services, the cost of travel to/from appointments, wage losses, etc. Once financial losses are calculated, they will calculate pain and suffering.
Settlements can be a tricky game if you are unaware of all the tricky tactics insurance adjusters use to minimize payments. If you’ve experienced a slip and fall, it is strongly recommended that you contact a personal injury lawyer in Boston that is experienced. For access to free resources and for a no-obligation, free consultation; contact our office at 617-338-7400.