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What kind of damages can I pursue in a Pennsylvania slip & fall claim?

 

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In Pennsylvania, a slip and fall claim can include various types of damages.  Your best bet is to take your case to a Philadelphia slip and fall lawyer who works with people throughout Pennsylvania so you can prepare a solid claim and carefully account for all of your damages.

When you've been injured in a serious slip and fall accident, you'll likely have more to deal with than just your physical injuries. Other types of damages that you've experienced as a result of your injuries can be included in a Pennsylvania slip and fall claim.

In a Philadelphia slip and fall accident lawsuit, an injured individual may recover for the following damages:

  • medical expenses,
  • lost wages,
  • other out of pocket expenses, and
  • pain and suffering.

You'll need to be able to prove all your damages.  Medical expenses are much simpler to prove with items like medical bills because they can be tallied.  Therefore, it is important to keep all of the medical expenses and bills related to the treatment of injuries from the slip and fall accident.

Lost wages are also easy to prove with pay stubs or tax returns.  For instance, if an injured individual cannot work for 3 months due to injuries sustained in the slip and fall accident, prior pay stubs help establish the amount of lost income.

Other out of pocket expenses can also be established easily.  If the individual broke his ankle as a result of the slip and fall accident, he is not able to mow his lawn.  Therefore, he must hire a contractor to mow his lawn.  The receipts from the lawn mowing services establish the amount of out of pocket expenses.

On the other hand, the pain and suffering damage claim is not as simple to prove.  Further, pain and suffering damage is different for everyone.  Factors considered when proving a pain and suffering claim include mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, reduced ability to perform and enjoy daily activities and hobbies.

Of course, as you try to account for your damages, you'll probably want to first speak with an attorney in Philadelphia. A slip and fall lawyer at our firm can help PA and NJ residents to investigate their accidents, determine if they have a strong case, and help estimate the value of their claims.

Help After A Pennsylvania Slip & Fall Accident

If you have been severely injured in a slip and fall accident in Pennsylvania, you shouldn't have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by another person's negligence. Contact a Philadelphia slip and fall lawyer at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case - 877-944-8396 FREE.

*Last updated: October 19, 2015


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