Slip and fall accidents are very common. Often, these accidents result in serious injuries that can require costly medical treatment. In addition to your medical expenses, you may face other financial hardships caused by lost wages if you must miss work while you recover. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident caused by the negligent actions of another, it’s crucial that you work with an experienced attorney who can help you stay financially afloat during this difficult time in your life.
Slip and fall cases fall under the area of premises liability law, which requires property owners and managers to maintain safe conditions for anyone visiting the property. Negligence can occur if the property owner failed to repair a hazardous condition or failed to provide proper warning that a safety hazard existed. In these situations, you may be entitled to recover a variety of types of damages.
Economic Damages in a Slip and Fall Case
In general, most of the compensation you will be able to recover falls under the category of economic damages. This refers to the actual monetary impact the injury had on you and your family. If you slipped and fell on a wet floor at a grocery store but didn’t get hurt, you are unlikely to recover damages since you weren’t financially impacted by the incident. Our legal system is primarily focused on helping you recover the money you lost as part of the injury.
Common economic damages in a slip and fall case may include:
- Current and future medical expenses related to your injury
- Loss of income due to time missed from work
- Ongoing rehabilitation costs
- Loss of earning potential (in cases where your injury is so serious that it impacts your ability to work in the future or forces you to seek a different type of employment)
Non-Economic Damages in a Slip and Fall Case
In some instances, you may be able to recover non-economic damages as well. These damages are intended to compensate you for other ways in which you’ve been impacted by your injury and may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of companionship (if the accident resulted in the death of a loved one)
Non-economic damages are a bit more subjective since there is no way to calculate a concrete dollar amount that these damages cost you. However, they are an important part of the compensation awarded in many slip and fall cases.
Contact our Bridgeport Slip and Fall Lawyer
Whether you’ve been injured on someone else’s private property or in a public place such as a retail store, shopping mall or grocery store, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages if your injury was caused by the negligent actions of another. Jim Miron is a personal injury attorney with over 20 years of experience helping injured victims in the Bridgeport area, and he will fight aggressively to help you maximize the value of your compensation.
Please contact Jim Miron, Attorney at Law using the form on this page or call 203-339-5991 today to schedule a complimentary consultation. We serve clients in Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford and Waterbury, Connecticut.