How Much Is My Slip and Fall Case Worth?

How Much Is My Slip and Fall Case Worth?
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If you were injured in a slip and fall accident at little to no fault of your own, you are likely entitled to significant legal compensation from the at-fault party. However, you may be wondering about the value of your claim. The Eagan slip and fall lawyers at Sieben Polk P.A. are ready to evaluate your case and give you an estimate of how much it may be worth. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

How Are Slip and Fall Payouts Calculated?

The compensation you receive in a slip and fall lawsuit will depend on many factors, especially the extent and severity of your injuries. Our slip and fall lawyers can conduct a thorough investigation and evaluate the full circumstances of your case. We will then use the evidence we find to give you a good idea of how much your case may be worth. 

Importantly, remember that the initial settlement offers you receive from the at-fault party and their insurers will likely not be enough to cover all your expenses. Don’t worry. Our attorneys will use their advocacy and negotiation skills to push toward full and fair compensation. 

In most cases, property owners and insurers prefer to settle slip and fall lawsuits out of court rather than spend time, energy, and money litigating. By leveraging the threat of a lawsuit against them, plaintiffs are often able to increase their settlement.

What Other Factors Can Affect My Slip and Fall Settlement?

At Sieben Polk P.A., we understand that every accident is unique and requires the personalized attention of a skilled slip and fall attorney. When you work with our firm, you can count on us to develop a case strategy tailored to your individual needs and goals. The following are some important factors that may come into play when determining the final value of your settlement:

  • Comparative fault – Under Minnesota’s comparative fault law, you can still recover damages if you are 50 percent or less at fault. However, the amount will be reduced in proportion to your share of liability.
  • Your status on the defendant’s property – The reason you were on the defendant’s property when you slipped and fell can also affect your settlement. For example, if you slipped and fell at a grocery store or restaurant because the owner failed to remove hazards, you can seek damages by arguing premises liability. However, it is much more difficult to make this argument if you did not have permission to be there (i.e., you trespassed).
  • The nature of your injuries – Of course, the extent and severity of your injuries are very important factors in any personal injury case. In general, serious and/or life-threatening injuries are likely to result in a higher settlement value.
  • Statute of limitations – This is easily one of the simplest yet most consequential laws governing personal injury cases throughout the country. That is because it sets a filing deadline for your case. If you miss the correct deadline, it will most likely be dismissed in court. Fortunately, the deadline in Minnesota is much more generous than in most other states. Personal injury victims normally have six years to file a slip and fall claim in Minnesota.

Sieben Polk P.A.: Your Slip and Fall Attorneys in the Twin Cities

If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, do not wait to have an attorney review your case. You may be entitled to significant compensation. The skilled slip and fall attorneys at Sieben Polk P.A. can help. Remember, there is no charge to have your case reviewed. Contact us today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation

Sieben Polk P.A. is a nationally recognized law firm with local roots planted deeply here in the Twin Cities. We serve our community from our office in Eagan. Learn more by visiting our case results and client testimonials pages.

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