Property owners are responsible for providing a safe and hazard-free environment for everyone on their property. If you’ve experienced an injury while on someone else’s property, you may be curious how a slip and fall settlement is calculated. Our personal injury attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to explain just that! Our Camdenton, MO law firm has represented countless clients and helped them resolve a variety of liability claims, many of which are slip and fall accidents.
Slip and fall settlements are calculated by negotiations between the two involved parties. The injured party should present all of the ways losses have impacted their lives since being injured. Loss of wages due to being injured and unable to work, medical bills, other financial obligations they were unable to make due to being out of work, and pain and suffering can all be included in the presentation of loss from the injured party. On the flip side, the party who is at fault can put together their own estimate of what the injured party’s loss total would be. This process is more of a negotiation than a calculation. Each party states what they believe the case is worth and why, and from there the negotiations between the two parties begin. A slip and fall case in which someone was injured for a long period of time with a large amount of medical bills will likely be a higher settlement than someone who only missed a week or two of work while the minor injury healed.
Our law firm has helped represent many injured victims who were injured while at:
• Grocery stores
• Shopping malls
• Apartment buildings
• Office buildings
• Private residences
If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property due to their negligence in providing a safe environment for all patrons, contact our Lake of the Ozarks law office today. Just like the many cases we’ve represented over the years, we’re here to help you negotiate through your slip and fall settlement at the Lake of the Ozarks. A slip and fall settlement can be intimidated as many insurance companies have tricky tactics to scare you away from getting the full amount you deserve. Here at Deputy and Mizell, our experienced attorneys can put our knowledge of slip and fall accidents to work to help you get what you deserve out of your settlement in order to allow you to properly heal and take care of your family at the same time! We have law offices located in Camdenton, Lebanon, and Springfield, MO. Give an office nearest you a call today to set up a consultation for us to cover the basics of your slip and fall settlement and guide you through your next steps in getting a settlement or filing for a lawsuit. We are fully prepared to fight for our client’s best interest, especially if the property owner (or their insurance) isn’t willing to come to the table with a reasonable settlement offer to cover the loss of our client!