Recovering Damages After Suffering McAllen Slip and Fall Accident Injuries
In the aftermath of an accident, injured victims must endure the physical and emotional costs of slip and fall accident injuries. They should not be responsible for the financial costs of an injury caused by a property owner’s negligence. Texas law permits injured parties to recover damages related to a slip and fall accident. Parties must file a claim within two years of the date of the injury, as provided by the statute of limitations.
Injured victims may receive compensation after executing a settlement agreement with the property owner’s insurance provider. If settlement negotiations prove unsuccessful, injured parties may proceed to trial, and if a judge or jury rules in their favor, they may collect the court-ordered compensation.
Some commonly recovered damages in slip and fall accident injury claims include:
- Medical expenses including ambulance transportation, emergency room visits, hospital stays, diagnostic testing, surgery, rehabilitation, and prescription medication.
- Estimated future medical treatment costs when a slip and fall accident causes a severe injury or permanent limitations requiring ongoing treatment and care.
- Rehabilitation expenses for receiving treatment from physical therapists, occupational therapists, mental health specialists, and others who help slip and fall accident victims physically and emotionally recover from their injuries.
- Expenses for assistive devices such as wheelchairs, crutches, and canes.
- Lost wages from missing work due to slip and fall accident injuries, hospitalization, and recovery.
- Estimated future lost wages when a slip and fall accident causes a permanent injury that impacts an accident victim’s ability to work.
- Physical pain and suffering.
- Emotional distress.
- Loss of quality of life.
- Loss of consortium.
- Exemplary damages when the property owner intentionally caused a slip and fall accident.
When a slip and fall accident results in a victim’s death, certain family members may be entitled to seek damages through a wrongful death claim. Eligible family members may recover medical treatment costs up to the date of death, funeral costs, and burial expenses. In addition, eligible surviving family members may be entitled to damages for losses related to their relationship with the decedent.
Examples of non-economic damages include loss of support, loss of inheritance, and loss of parental guidance for minor children, as well as loss of companionship for surviving spouses.
Consult our McAllen slip and fall lawyers to learn the best course of action for your family after losing a loved one in a slip and fall accident.