What's the Average Payout for a Slip and Fall?

The average payout for a slip and fall can give you some insight into how slip and fall cases work. Of course, no case is a typical case, but knowing the average payout amount can help you understand how the legal process works. What is an average payout for a slip and fall case? What can I expect for my slip and fall case? The slip and fall attorneys at Bachus & Schanker, LLC, explain.

What’s the Average Payout for a Slip and Fall Case?

The average payout for a slip and fall case is between $30,000 and $40,000. The exact amount takes many factors into account, like the damages in the case, the law in the state where the claim is brought, how clear legal liability is, and how the victim pursues their legal claim.

Compensation is a fact-specific question that is unique to the particular case, so the average payout may or may not be similar to the payout in your case. However, the average payout for a slip and fall case is $30,000-$40,000.

Average Slip and Fall Case Payouts

According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slip and fall accidents account for more than 8 million emergency room visits each year. That means there are millions of slip and fall accidents each year. Many of those accidents result in slip and fall lawsuits.

With so many slip and fall cases each year, the nature of the various cases can vary significantly. A slip and fall might result in strains and sprains that heal in a matter of weeks. However, it may also result in a head trauma that never fully heals. Some cases involve a few thousand dollars for a singular medical visit, while other victims require millions of dollars in medical care throughout a lifetime.

In other words, there is no typical slip and fall case. Some victims may recover only a few thousand dollars. Other victims recover millions of dollars for their claim. While $30,000-$40,000 is a typical settlement, your recovery could be much more.

Do You Automatically Recover a Certain Amount for a Slip and Fall Case?

No, you do not automatically recover a certain amount for a slip and fall case. It’s important not to assume that you can recover only a typical amount for your slip and fall case. Your damages are unique. Under the law, you deserve compensation for the damages that you have. Even if someone else recovers less, if the law says that you deserve more, you have the right to pursue it in full.

When the jury makes their determination, they don’t know what other juries awarded in other cases. They don’t get information from the judge about what’s typical. Instead, they consider only what your losses and damages are. You get an individual determination of your case based on the personal facts and circumstances and the applicable law in your case.

You might be reading this, and you might be starting to think that it may not be worth it to pursue your case if you only stand to recover a typical amount. However, your case may be far from ordinary. If your case is more severe than the typical case, you get the total compensation that you deserve. Of course, it’s always up to you to claim the compensation that you deserve and take the appropriate steps to pursue it.

Is My Slip and Fall Case Average?

Here are some factors that can help you determine if your slip and fall case is average:

Is my case legally sound? - Winning a slip and fall case requires proving certain elements. The more obvious your case is from a legal perspective, the more likely you are to recover an amount that’s above the average slip and fall amount. Questions about the legal strength of the case can result in a lower settlement amount because of the uncertainty of the case before a jury.

Am I responsible for comparative negligence? - Even if your damages are high, if you’re responsible for comparative negligence, it reduces the payout for your slip and fall case. Comparative negligence means that you contribute to the accident in some way. If you’re not responsible for comparative negligence in any way, there’s a good chance that your case may be higher than average for a slip and fall payout.

What are my medical bills? - Medical bills serve as the foundation for a slip and fall payout amount. If your medical bills are high, there’s a good chance that your case is above average. Determining whether your case is above average includes medical bills that have already happened and medical bills that are projected to occur in the future.

How severe is my pain and suffering? - Your pain and suffering payout depends on how severe your injuries are. The more prolonged and more permanent your injuries are, the higher the likelihood that your slip and fall case is above average. Your attorney for slip and fall accidents can help you determine if your pain and suffering is severe.

Are there questions about my medical bills? - Your slip and fall case is likely to be higher than average if there’s no room for reasonable dispute about the extent of your medical bills. When the other side can fairly question what it’s going to take for your care going forward, recovering the full amount of compensation becomes more difficult. Your attorney can help you make a plan to prove the true extent of your medical bills.

How to Get the Average Payout for a Slip and Fall

To get the average payout for a slip and fall, an experienced slip and fall attorney can help you take the right steps. We can help you prove that your case is above average, and we can help you get the compensation that you deserve.

Armed with information about the value of your unique case, we can make a plan to make sure that you get the maximum compensation.

By Bachus & Schanker, LLC, Colorado
Law Firm Website: www.coloradolaw.net

Kyle opened Bachus & Schanker, with little more than a tiny, rented office and a lot of determination. Starting with less than $15,000, their business has grown into one of the largest, most well respected personal injury firms in the Colorado region. Kyle and his partner Darin Schanker are committed to understanding the circumstances confronting their clients, and ensuring that responsible parties are held accountable for damages they have caused.

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Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this publication at the time it was written. It is not intended to provide legal advice or suggest a guaranteed outcome as individual situations will differ and the law may have changed since publication. Readers considering legal action should consult with an experienced lawyer to understand current laws and.how they may affect a case. For specific technical or legal advice on the information provided and related topics, please contact the author.

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