Before we delve into the slip and fall compensation side of things, there's one very important thing you need to remember: you can't recover damages if there weren't any. This means that if you slipped and fell in a clothing store, but you were not injured, it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to pursue a case. Yes, it may have been the store's fault that you fell, but if that fall did not negatively impact you in any way, you'll have a tough time pursuing a claim.
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident and the defendant is held liable, you could be entitled to compensation for various reasons, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages—past, present and future
- Pain and suffering
- Rehabilitation, physical therapy, and any other specialists you may be required to see
- Cost for wheelchairs, walkers, and other assistive equipment
- Travel expenses for appointments
- Scars or disfigurement
You may feel unsure about what you are entitled to, and your personal injury attorney will certainly help with that. You just need to think about every expense you have incurred because of this accident, including what you will have to pay moving forward in the future. With especially serious injuries, victims may need some type of medical assistance or rehabilitation for the rest of their lives and they also may be unable to work and earn money for their family.
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident and you'd like to speak with a Los Angeles slip and fall attorney about your case, call the Law Offices of John P. Rosenberg in Woodland Hills, CA for a free consultation. When you call us at 818-716-6400, you are also invited to request a FREE copy of our book, The 5 Worst Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Injury Claim.