Slip and Fall Settlements Without Surgery

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When you think of personal injury, you think big—car accidents, work injuries, and medical malpractice lawsuits. You certainly don’t think about slip and fall accidents, and if you do, you’re probably rolling your eyes like, Yeah, right, scam alert. The truth is you never think an accident like this could happen to you—until it does. Now, you’re face down on the ground, hurting and helpless.
Your accident didn’t require surgery, yet here you are in the hospital bed thinking:

How will I afford my bills? 
Where do I even start? 
How much can I get for my accident?

Don’t worry. We’ve got answers.

Average Settlement Amount for Slip and Fall Injuries Without Surgery

The average settlement for a severe slip and fall accident that didn’t require surgery is between $10,000 and $50,000—but this figure ultimately depends on how badly you were hurt and how it has impacted your life. Slip and fall accidents can result in all kinds of injuries, from minor scrapes and scratches to serious internal damage. Injury victims get stuck with thousands of dollars in bills and injuries that keep them from earning a paycheck to afford those bills—a double whammy.

Because of this, if you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to damages like:

  • Lost wages and reduced earning capacity
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical therapy

Sample Settlements in Slip and Fall Cases

There isn’t a standard slip and fall case. Just like your injuries are unique to you, compensation for those injuries will be too. However, sample settlement cases can help you get an idea of what might be possible in your case. Our law firm has recovered millions for injury victims in Rhode Island. Our most recent triumph—a slip and fall accident case resulting in a settlement of $300,000 for a well-deserving client. When you’re injured, you’ll see a lot of numbers thrown out there by personal injury law firms telling you how much they can get in your case. The difference between them and us is true advocacy and seeing the person behind the injury, not the case number.

Because, after all, this is your life we’re talking about.

Common Slip and Fall Accident Injuries

Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere—grocery stores, gas stations, and sidewalks to name a few. But regardless of where your accident happens, the facts remain the same—you’re seriously injured.

From head gashes to broken bones, here are a few things slip and fall accidents can do to you.

Head Trauma

If you fell from a height like a ladder or stool, or on the way down, you bumped your head on a corner, you could sustain serious head trauma. This could range from a gash in your head to a traumatic brain injury like a concussion.

Neck and Back Pain

Sudden and forceful slips and falls could cause a slipped disc, spinal cord fracture, or at minimum, soft tissue damage to your neck and back muscles. You could require extensive physical therapy and even have to wear a back brace.

Broken Bones

Whether falling from up high or ground level, you have a real chance of breaking a bone. While these types of fractures are more common among the elderly, with the right conditions, like sticking out your arm to brace your fall, could completely break or fracture a bone.

What is Premises Liability?

When businesses—large or small—open their doors to the public, there’s a reasonable expectation that they keep them safe for public use. When they fail to repair broken stairs, install warning signs, mop the dirty floors, or otherwise leave their shops unsafe, owners could face premises liability claims or lawsuits.

How Can I Get Compensated for a Slip and Fall in Rhode Island?

You can pursue compensation for a slip and fall accident by filing a personal injury claim. An injury attorney can help you draft a demand letter to the at-fault party’s insurance company that details your case, your injuries, and what we think is fair compensation. Your lawyer will negotiate with the insurance company to reach a settlement or file suit on your behalf. Even minor slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries. We have a long history of case results to support this, which can help us prove your case and get maximum compensation for your injuries. To fully understand the value of your slip and fall injury case, book a free consultation with a skilled injury attorney as soon as possible.

Author Bio

Louis W. Grande is a Providence personal injury lawyer who founded his Rhode Island law firm of the same name in 2010. With more than 32 years of experience practicing law, he has successfully represented clients in a wide range of legal matters, including car accidents, premise liability, dog bites, medical malpractice, product liability, and other personal injury actions.

Louis received his Juris Doctor from the Hamline University School of Law and is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association. He has received numerous accolades for his work, including being awarded Lifetime Achievement in 2017 by America’s Top 100 Attorneys and being named among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers and Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers in 2017.

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