Many slip and fall cases settle out of court. This is because property owners understand that it is far less time-consuming and less expensive to settle out of court. When a slip and fall case goes to trial, it will often be quite a lengthy process.
Every slip and fall case is different, and some slip and fall accident cases will have to go to court. It will depend on several circumstances whether your slip and fall case goes to trial. If you have been a victim of an accident in Florida, you should contact a personal injury attorney at The Law Place today.
A personal injury attorney will be able to briefly examine your slip and fall case in a free consultation to offer you some honest legal advice. If you have been injured because of the negligence of a property owner, you may be able to claim compensation. Call our law firm today to schedule your free case evaluation at (941) 444-4444.
How Much Do Slip and Fall Cases Settle For?
Every slip and fall accident is different, so there is no average amount that you can expect to receive for your slip and fall injury. A personal injury lawyer at our firm will examine all of the evidence they have to determine how much your slip and fall case could expect to achieve in a settlement with either your insurance company or the property owner.
In slip and fall cases, personal injury attorneys will examine medical records, police reports, wage slips, and much more. The attorneys at our law firm will be able to build a strong case for you worthy of the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured in a slip and fall on someone else’s property, we can help you settle your case.
How Long Does It Usually Take to Settle a Slip and Fall Case?
Slip and fall cases settle at different rates. Some slip and fall cases take far longer to settle than others. The vast majority of slip and fall cases can settle out of court and relatively smoothly. However, other slip and fall cases can take months or even years to settle.
Slip and fall cases that do go to trial typically take a far greater time to settle than those that settle out of court. When slip and fall cases settle in court, the timeline for a typical slip and fall lawsuit will include the following stages:
- File a complaint and summons.
- Wait for a response from the defendant. In a slip and fall case, this is typically the property owner.
- Send a demand letter.
- Pre-trial discovery phase.
- Pre-trial discovery motions.
- Mediation and settlement.
- Attend trial.
- Receive a judgment on your slip and fall case.
Do Insurance Companies Prefer to Settle Out of Court?
Insurance companies much prefer to settle out of court. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, your insurance company will want to settle for compensation for your injuries out of court because it is much cheaper for them. If slip and fall cases settle in court, insurance companies have to hire expensive attorneys to defend them during a lengthy legal process and trial.
However, we must prepare you. Insurers will want to settle your slip and fall case as quickly and as cheaply as possible. You must approach a lawyer at our law firm before you engage in negotiations will your insurers, as they will do all they can to pay you the minimum of what you are owed for your injuries, pain and suffering, and more.
A lawyer at our firm will be able to handle all of the negotiations and paperwork with the related parties, so you don’t have to. If you or your loved ones have been injured in slip and fall accidents, our legal team can help you achieve a settlement so that you can receive the compensation that you deserve. To start your journey to justice, give us a call today to schedule your free consultation.
What Percentage of Slip and Fall Cases Go to Trial?
If you have been a victim of a slip and fall accident, you may be pleased to know that most cases come to a resolution out of court. Only a few actually go to trial. It has been approximated that only 2% of all slip and fall cases have to go to court to achieve a resolution.
Many slip and fall cases will be settled out of court because it is far cheaper for property owners and the other parties involved to avoid court. The trial process is incredibly lengthy, and the legal costs mount considerably. It is understandable why the parties involved in an accident would rather agree on compensation outside of the courtroom.
What Is a Premises Liability Claim?
Premises liability is a legal term used in a personal injury case where a victim has suffered injuries on someone else’s property. The property owner responsible for the accident must have been aware of the dangerous condition of their property and neglected to do anything to rectify the issue. For example, a property owner is made aware of a water leak on their property, but they avoid correcting the issue, which causes a person to slip and fall as a result.
Often, a case of slip and fall will be the result of negligence. If you have suffered injuries in an accident of this nature, we can help you win compensation. You must seek the help of an attorney, as it is often difficult to prove premises liability without legal support.
You must be able to gather enough evidence to prove that the property owner was aware of the dangerous condition of their property and decided to do nothing about it. The lawyers at our firm have worked on countless slip and fall cases, helping many clients file claims, and we can help you too. You should phone us today to schedule a free case review if you have suffered injuries in an accident.
How Do You Win a Slip and Fall Settlement?
A slip and fall claim is not the easiest to win. It can be quite a lengthy process and difficult to prove. This is why we strongly urge that you seek the professional help of our legal team. You need a reputable lawyer to fight your case. By doing this, you will be giving yourself the greatest chance you have of winning the compensation you are entitled to.
To win a slip and fall settlement, you will likely have to find evidence to prove the following:
- That your slip and fall accident direct relates to the injuries that you are claiming for.
- The negligence of the property owner. That the owner was aware of the dangerous condition of their property.
- That all of the financial losses you are claiming directly relate to your case.
What Damages Could I Receive in a Slip and Fall Case?
Data has been published by The National Safety Council (NSC) that shows how over 800,000 people in the United States are hospitalized every year after suffering slip and fall accidents. This is an incredibly large amount of people who are entitled to claim damages. However, many people fail to do so.
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be able to claim the following in damages:
- Lost wages.
- Reduced earning capacity.
- Medical expenses.
- Wrongful death.
- Pain and suffering.
- Permanent injury/ disability.
- Loss of consortium.
- And so much more!
How Much Is Pain and Suffering Worth in a Slip and Fall?
If you have suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident, you can claim for so much more than the costs of your physical injuries. You will more than likely be able to claim pain and suffering. These damages encompass the emotional trauma you have had to experience as a result of your accident.
It is very difficult to quantify these damages. The amount that you could receive in compensation for these damages will very much depend on the circumstances of your case. You need to get in contact with an attorney who will be able to examine your case to determine how much you would be entitled to in pain and suffering damages. If you have more questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to call our firm today.
Should I Contact The Law Place?
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you should absolutely contact The Law Place today. You could be entitled to a vast amount of compensation! By contacting us, you have nothing to lose. You will be able to schedule a free consultation with a member of our team who will be able to examine your case and offer you some unbiased and honest legal advice.
We have practice areas all over the State of Florida, so no matter where you have suffered your accident, we can help you. Our phone lines are also open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whenever you decide to give us a call, a member of our team will be ready to talk to you.
To start your journey to justice, please get in contact with us today at (941) 444-4444.