When it comes to slip and fall settlements, injury victims may eligible for financial compensation for a handful of different types of damages.
Determining what types of damages may apply to a particular slip and fall accident typically depends on the cause of an accident and the extent of a victim’s injuries.
Understanding Compensatory vs Punitive Damages
The types of compensation that may be available to a personal injury victim tend to fall under either compensatory damages or punitive damages.
- Compensatory damages include compensation for the monetary and non-monetary losses that an injury victim may have suffered due to an accident.
- Punitive damages include additional financial compensation that is designed to punish a defendant for the behavior that caused an accident to take place. Examples of the types of behavior that may justify seeking punitive damages include gross negligence and drunk driving.
Types of Compensatory Damages
- Monetary Damages: A serious slip and fall injury can result in considerable financial expenses in the form of medical bills, lost income and other losses. Injury victims may be able to seek compensation for these expenses in the form of monetary damages.
- Non-monetary Damages: In addition to their financial losses and expenses, injury victims may be able to seek compensation for other types of losses, such as their pain and suffering.
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A slip and fall accident can result in expenses that can be difficult to estimate in the immediate aftermath of an accident.
If you’ve been severely hurt in a slip and fall accident, having your case evaluated by injury law team can help bring your legal options into focus. Call Abrahamson & Uiterwyk today at 1-800-753-5203 for a complimentary initial consultation to get started.