The largest settlement ever awarded in a slip and fall lawsuit was over 20 million dollars. This amount was awarded to the plaintiff, an elderly woman who suffered severe injuries after slipping on a wet tile floor in a hotel lobby.
Can I claim compensation for a fall?
It's a common sense decision: if you've slipped, tripped or fallen over and hurt yourself – even it appears minor - and it looks like it was someone else's fault, then you may have grounds for a compensation claim.
Why are slip and fall cases hard to win?
It can be an unfortunate event that happened due to circumstances beyond anyone's control. This makes it very difficult to prove that someone's negligence led to your injuries. Additionally, even if you can prove negligence, the property owner may still argue that you were partially to blame for the accident.
What injured party must prove to win a premises liability case?
Prove that the defendant's negligence caused the injury.
There must be a proven correlation between your injuries and the defendant's negligence. The injuries must be caused by some property factor that could have been repaired or prevented if the property owner had followed proper procedures.
What is the least amount of a personal injury settlement?
No, there is no minimum guaranteed settlement amount. The facts of every case are different. Some personal injury cases do not offer any settlements but others may over multi million dollar verdicts or settlements.
What are your rights when it comes to nearby construction?
Most state and city laws specify that residents have a right to quiet enjoyment of their home, which includes limiting excessive noise from nearby properties under construction.