Experiencing an injury in a slip and fall accident can lead to significant costs, and also changes to how you live your life. These costs and changes may entitle you to compensation, depending upon the unique facts and circumstances of your accident. You will have the option of choosing between filing an insurance claim, or taking the matter to court through a personal injury lawsuit.
Common slip and fall accidents include:
- Spilled drinks or other liquids
- Cracks or holes in the ground
- Icy sidewalks
- Objects protruding from the ground
Common injuries from slip and falls include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken/fractured bones
- Arm, wrist, and ankle fractures
The best way to learn what your options are is by speaking with an experienced Phoenix slip and fall lawyer from Stone Rose Law.
There is a Deadline to File Your Claim or You Lose the Right to Do So
It is important to understand that your right to collect compensation for your slip and fall injury has a time limit. The Arizona Legislature has set that time to two years, in general. If you miss the opportunity to file your claim during this time, you’ll be barred from ever doing so. This means that you and your family would have to cover all the costs and damages associated with your injury.
Damages Include Short- and Long-Term Medical Bills and Lost Wages/Earnings
When you are injured in an accident that was caused by someone or something else, you will be entitled compensation for your damages. What amount of damages are you entitled to? The unique facts and circumstances of your accident will determine what you are entitled to, although there are some general damages available in personal injury cases like slip and falls.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall, your damages should include:
- Short-term medical bills – the emergency room bills, and any other related expenses to treat the symptoms of your injury immediately after the slip and fall accident
- Long-term medical bills – any ongoing medications, treatments, rehabilitation, or other medical costs should be covered in your damages
- Short-term lost wages – any missed wages and work benefits like sick time are included in your damages
- Long-term lost earnings – any change in your ability to earn from the time of the accident through the remainder of your working life are available in damages
- Potentially damages for pain and suffering – in certain situations, damages for the pain and suffering associated with the accident are also available
You can only collect on damages that you can prove with evidence that would be admissible in court. Gathering evidence in support of your case and to completely and accurately measure your damages can be a complex and time-consuming process. With a Phoenix slip and fall attorney on your case, you can step back and focus on recovering from your injuries. Your lawyer will handle the rest, including the collection of evidence to prove your damages.
Discuss Your Case with an Experienced Phoenix Slip and Fall Lawyer
To learn about your options and how we can help on your slip and fall injury, schedule a consultation with us or call (480) 498-8998.
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