What’s the Average Settlement for a Slip and Fall Injury in Denver

Posted by: Jul 31, 2017By Steve Roberts

You slipped and fell on spilled milk at the grocery store. You suffered serious injuries as a result. Then, you were hospitalized for weeks. Your medical bills are mounting. On top of that, you can no longer work.

Slip and fall cases are common. While some are minor, with the victim recovering quickly, some result in disability or permanent injury. What do you do? How will you pay your bills?

A case against the liable party is typically the way to go. Many Denver victims have received hundreds of thousands of dollars—even millions of dollars—for damages suffered in a slip and fall case. Read on to find out how much you can possibly receive for your injuries.

Valuing Your Case

Not every situation is the same. The value of your Colorado slip and fall case will be based on factors such as:

    Average settlement for a slip and fall case in Denver

  • Medical bills. The higher the amount of your medical bills, the more compensation you can expect to receive. If you have a chronic or long-term injury, future medical bills will also be taken into consideration.
  • Lost wages. If you had to take many months off work, you will receive more money than someone who barely missed any work.
  • Pain and suffering. Emotional damages can be difficult to calculate since there are no set rules for doing so. The courts typically use a multiple of your medical bills to arrive at a value. For example, minor cases may have a multiple of 0.5, while the most serious cases may have a pain and suffering value of what could be five times the medical bills, or more.

Average Settlements

Slip and fall case settlements can range widely, from a few hundred dollars to a few million dollars. It all depends on the amount of damages involved. Your lawyer will be able to research similar cases in your area and determine a fair value for your case.

For minor cases, you could expect a settlement somewhere in the range of $15,000 to $20,000. For more serious cases, you may be able to receive a settlement around $100,000 to $250,000.

In cases of extreme recklessness, you could receive a multi-million dollar settlement, although these are not common. The largest slip and fall lawsuit ever was for $15 million and it was awarded to a Colorado woman. She was a truck driver injured when slipping on a grease spill at a Walmart in Greeley. The woman suffered injuries such as incontinence and chronic pain and struggles with depression. She can no longer work as a truck driver.

Get Help for Your Slip and Fall Injury From a Colorado Personal Injury Lawyer

Slip and fall accidents can be difficult to prove. If you suffered serious injuries from a slip and fall, it’s important to hold the liable party accountable for your damages. You could receive significant compensation based on the severity of your injuries and how the incident occurred. The Law Office of Steve Roberts, LLC can help you determine your rights to compensation. Our slip and fall lawyers are ready to assess your case. Call our office at (720) 515-7058 for a free consultation.

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