In the complex world of personal injury claims, determining the exact worth of pain and suffering in a slip and fall case is challenging. Typically, compensation for pain and suffering in slip and fall cases ranges from $2,000 to $100,000 or more.
However, the settlement amount of a slip and fall case depends on many factors of the slip and fall claim, and each case is unique.
Understanding Pain & Suffering
Pain and suffering are non-economic damages, and unlike medical bills or property damage, they are not easily quantifiable in monetary terms. These damages aim to compensate victims for the physical and emotional distress caused by an accident. In slip and fall cases, pain and suffering may encompass various factors, including:
Physical pain: This includes the pain experienced from injuries sustained during the fall, such as broken bones, sprains, bruises, and more severe injuries like head trauma or spinal damage. Often, even minor injuries can present themselves in the form of delayed soreness after a fall.
Emotional distress: Slip and fall accidents can be traumatic experiences, leading to anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for some individuals.
Loss of enjoyment: Victims may no longer be able to engage in activities they once enjoyed, affecting their overall quality of life.
Disfigurement & scarring: Severe injuries can result in permanent physical changes, leading to emotional distress and a negative impact on self-esteem.
Loss of consortium: This refers to the strain placed on personal relationships due to the accident and the resulting injuries.
Factors May Affect the Value of Pain and Suffering:
The value of pain and suffering in a slip and fall case varies depending on several factors:
Severity of injuries: More severe injuries will generally lead to higher pain and suffering awards.
Duration of recovery: The longer it takes to heal and return to normal activities, the higher the compensation may be. Often, this can affect how long slip and fall cases take to settle.
Age & health of the victim: The impact of an injury can differ significantly based on the age and overall health of the individual.
Liability: Establishing the defendant’s liability plays a crucial role in determining the compensation for pain and suffering. If the defendant’s negligence is clear, the victim is more likely to receive a higher award.
Jurisdiction: The location where the lawsuit is filed can influence the range of damages awarded for pain and suffering.
Get Help From A Slip and Fall Attorney at Brown & Crouppen Law Firm
Ultimately, the amount you receive from damages associated with pain and suffering will depend on several factors that will be unique to your case. Since 1979, the attorneys at Brown & Crouppen Law Firm have helped clients recover over $1 billion dollars as a result of settlements and verdicts, including individuals who have filed slip and fall claims.
Getting started with your slip and fall claim is easy. Call us at 888-802-8156 for a free consultation, or tell us about your case online to get help from our legal team. And remember, there’s no upfront cost to you — if you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid.