Accidents can happen anywhere for any reason, from a spilled drink in the grocery store to a concealed step in a shopping center. In most cases, we can quickly brush ourselves off after a fall and forget about the incident. Sometimes, however, slip-and-fall injuries can produce severe injuries such as concussions, strains and sprains, and broken bones. If you have been seriously injured due to a property owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation for your injuries.
What Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
If you have been injured following a slip-and-fall accident, you may find yourself overwhelmed with medical bills following your fall. If you have been unable to work as a result of your injuries, the financial stress can become even more overwhelming. A personal injury lawsuit can help you recover financial compensation, otherwise known as “damages,” for the following:
- Hospital bills, including overnight stays, treatments, and surgical expenses;
- Costs of medical necessities such as prescription medication, a walker, or wheelchair;
- Time which you missed from work as a result of your injury, including income which you have lost from being out of work;
- Physical pain which you experienced after your fall and during recovery; and
- Emotional pain which you suffered as a result of your injuries, such as depression, anxiety, and/or inability to sleep.
In rare cases, the property owner’s actions—or lack thereof—which caused your injuries may be so egregious that a court wishes to punish the owner for their recklessness. In these cases, additional “punitive” damages can sometimes be rewarded. Punitive damages are not meant to compensate you for the injuries which you suffered; rather, the purpose of punitive damages is to make an example out of the property owner and deter similar conduct in the future.
Injured in a Slip-and-Fall Accident? We Can Help
If you are suffering severe injuries due to a slip-and-fall accident, you don’t need to be told how stressful the aftermath of your injuries can be. Injuries from accidents such as these don’t always end at physical pain; slip-and-fall accidents can take a serious financial toll on your life. If you are considering taking legal action against the owner of the property on which you were injured, you deserve competent representation from a team of attorneys with your best interests in mind. The Boger Law Firm won’t simply treat you as a number; our goal is to provide you with quality representation to earn the maximum amount of damages to compensate you for your injuries. To schedule a free consultation to speak with one of our attorneys, call (803) 252-2880 or fill out an online contact form today.