Determining the Appropriate Compensation for Your Case
Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common causes of injuries that one may see during the year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than one million people sustain these injuries annually and over 17,000 die because of this. They are also one of the most common workplace accidents that happens each year.
Considering this commonality, it’s important to hire an attorney if you are wanting to take action against a negligent party. They will be instrumental in helping you gain the appropriate compensation for your injuries.
How It’s Calculated
There are many factors that an attorney may examine in order to determine what the appropriate compensation for your case may be. They will consider:
- The cause of the accident.
- The severity of your injuries.
- The current and projected impact on your earnings.
- Pain and suffering.
All of these need to be considered before compensation can be determined. Ultimately though, the majority of this may rely on the type of injuries you sustained in the accident and how this is going to impact your day to day.
Making Your Case
To get the maximum compensation for your injuries, an attorney will advise and assist you in gathering the evidence to make your case. Some of the documentation that may be needed include:
- Medical bills.
- Any photographs or videos taken of the accident - if it occurred in a public place, this may be easier to obtain.
- A copy of the accident or situation report filed at the sight of the incident - most businesses require this if an ambulance is called.
- Witness accounts of the accident if possible.
If you are still unsure about whether your slip and fall accident may warrant legal action, contact an attorney to discuss your potential case today.
Seeking Representation? We Can Help
Law Offices of Gary Berkovich is a California-based firm with decades of experience in all areas of personal injury. With millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts obtained, our team provides the personalized and aggressive representation you need for your case. Call (818) 290-8942 or fill out the form on our website to schedule a consultation.