Slip and fall injuries can mean expensive medical bills, missed work, incidental costs, pain and suffering, and sometimes even a damaged ability to earn income for the rest of your life. A slip and fall lawsuit settlement takes into consideration a few different factors to determine how much money you could be awarded.
Some factors are fairly objective, like medical costs. Any medical costs that you incur because of the injury in the past or in the future can be included in your settlement. Other factors can be more subjective, such as the pain and suffering caused by the injury. In cases where severe injury leads to a diminished capacity for lifetime earnings, the settlement can include an amount to reflect that. Depending on the age and skill set of the individual, it might make sense to pay for career training in a new field, or a lump sum amount representing the entire amount lost.
An experienced personal injury attorney may be able to represent you in court and fight for compensation on your behalf after a slip and fall accident.