You have the right to seek justice after a slip and fall accident, but should you? Is it worth it to file a Wisconsin slip and fall accident lawsuit?
Before that question can be answered, you first need to know what the potential damages may be in a slip and fall case, and you should talk to a slip and fall lawyer about the potential damages in your specific case.
Potential Damages in a Slip and Fall Case
If you are hurt in a Wisconsin fall, then you may be able to recover damages for your:
- Medical expenses. This includes things such as hospitalizations, surgeries, doctors’ appointments, rehabilitation therapies, medications, and assistive medical devices.
- Lost income. Wages, benefits, and income from being self-employed may all be compensated.
- Out-of-pocket expenses. If you had to pay any costs, such as for extra childcare, transportation, or cleaning help because of your injuries then these things may be included in your recovery.
- Pain and suffering. Your physical pain and emotional suffering don’t have easy-to-identify costs, but they are significant and you deserve compensation.
Generally, you may be entitled to past damages (from the time of your injury until the time of your recovery) and future damages (as reasonably anticipated by your doctor and other experts).
Who May Pay for Your Fall Injuries
Generally, one of the following parties may pay your damages:
- The insurance company. If the property was insured and you make a viable claim according to the required procedures, then the insurer will likely pay for your damages.
- The property owner or manager. If the property was uninsured or the insurance does not cover all of your damages, then the property owner or manager may be responsible for paying your damages.
However, if you don’t take action and you do not file a claim within the required timeframe, then you may be responsible for paying your own damages.
Contact an Experienced Milwaukee Slip and Fall Attorney for Information About Your Case
Of course the specific amounts that you might recover are unique to your case and depend on factors such as the extent of your injuries and the amount of time that you lost from work. An experienced Milwaukee fall attorney can help you understand what your potential damages may be so that you can have realistic expectations when you file a lawsuit, and recognize a fair settlement should one be offered by an insurance company.
For more information about dealing with insurance companies after a Wisconsin fall, please order a FREE copy of our DVD: Secrets Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Know. We also encourage you to contact us today at 1-800-800-5678 to learn more about your own recovery.