Damages in Slip and Fall Cases
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere and occur more frequently than they should. In many cases, a slip and fall could have been prevented by routine maintenance and inspection of the property where the fall occurred. If you suffered injuries due to an accident on someone else's property, you may be able to recover damages in a slip and fall case. At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, our attorneys have collective experience exceeding 150 years of helping individuals who have sustained injuries because of someone else’s negligence seek compensation from the parties responsible for their harm. Our skilled Cape Cod slip and fall lawyers have the skills and knowledge needed to help you present your case, and we can help you pursue the full amount of damages available. We have successfully attained multiple multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for our personal injury clients.Harm Caused by Slip and Fall Accidents
Some people can walk away from a slip and fall accident unscathed, but in many cases, a slip and fall accident can cause significant injuries. Injuries commonly caused by slip and fall accidents include fractures, sprains, strains, concussions, contusions, and abrasions. In some cases, surgery will be necessary to treat the injuries sustained in these accidents. Additionally, physical or occupational therapy may be necessary to help the injured party return to his or her pre-accident condition. In addition to physical pain, many injuries will require the injured party to miss work, and in some instances, may permanently diminish the injured party’s ability to earn an income.Recovering Damages in a Slip and Fall Case
In Massachusetts, a plaintiff seeking damages for harm caused by a slip and fall accident may recover compensation for any medical bills or related expenses incurred treating injuries caused by the accident. A person’s medical bills and records are admissible as evidence of the need for treatment and can also be used to establish the fairness and reasonableness of the amounts charged. A defendant cannot avoid liability for the medical costs of a person who was injured due to a slip and fall by showing that the person received benefits from an insurance provider. The injured party may also be able to recover damages for loss of earning capacity. In most cases, expert testimony is not needed to establish a party’s loss of earning capacity, but it may be admitted if the judge believes it would assist the jury in calculating damages.
The injured party be awarded damages for any pain and suffering caused by the accident as well. While compensation for medical bills and loss of earning capacity are meant to compensate for economic losses caused by an accident, damages for pain and suffering are awarded to compensate the injured party for embarrassment, mental anguish and other non-pecuniary losses caused by the accident. Lastly, if the injured party was married at the time of the accident, his or her spouse may be able to recover damages for loss of consortium. An award of damages for loss of consortium is meant to compensate for the loss of companionship, assistance, and intimacy suffered due to the severe injury of a spouse.
If you were injured on someone else’s property due to uneven pavement, poor lighting, or other dangerous conditions, it can be overwhelming to try and determine the full extent of damages in a slip and fall case afterwards. A seasoned personal injury attorney can assist you in assessing the scope of your harm and help you seek compensation from the responsible party.Experienced Slip and Fall Lawyers Serving Cape Cod Residents
While slip and fall accidents are common, they are usually avoidable. If you were hurt in an accident of this nature, an experienced personal injury attorney can review the circumstances surrounding your injury and explain your options for pursuing damages. The trusted personal injury attorneys of the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, have vast experience in handling slip and fall cases, and will aggressively pursue any damages you may be able to recover. Our diligent representation has allowed us to maintain a record of successful outcomes, with many verdicts exceeding one million dollars. We represent parties in Cape Cod and are available for consultations in Plymouth and Hyannis. We can be reached at (888) 262-6664 or through our online form to schedule a consultation. Nós Falamos Português.