Slip and fall accidents commonly result in serious injuries like broken bones or head injuries. For example, a tumble down a flight of marble stairs may lead to massive head and spine injuries in addition to a broken leg or arm. Extensive and invasive medical treatment is often necessary, such as surgeries, implants, etc.
Whether it’s a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, these kinds of injuries can cause significant pain and suffering, and Pennsylvania law allows someone who is harmed by another person’s negligence to obtain financial recovery for their injuries.
Recovering Damages in a Pennsylvania Slip and Fall Accident Lawsuit
In a fall down accident lawsuit in Pennsylvania, the plaintiff can seek financial recovery to pay for medical bills, lost wages and out of pocket expenses. These are generally known as economic or financial damage claims.
In addition to losses which have already occurred, Pennsylvania fall down accident law permits recovery for economic losses which are reasonably likely to be incurred in the future. For example, future surgeries and therapy may be reasonably necessary for someone who has suffered a serious back injury. Claims for such future expenses may be included as part of the economic damage claim in a slip and fall accident lawsuit.
Pain and suffering damages meant to compensate someone for the physical pain and mental anguish caused by an accident and resulting injuries. In a slip and fall accident lawsuit, a claim for pain and suffering also includes compensation for embarrassment, loss of enjoyment of life, etc.
Pain and suffering is personal to the individual and each case varies in terms of the nature and extent of the pain and suffering damages. For instance, a child will have different pain and suffering than an elderly person.
Presenting an adequate picture of the extent of pain and suffering may require use of pictures, video and testimony from friends and family members.
Philadelphia Slip & Fall Accident Lawyers
Firm founders Stacey Schwartz and Phil Blackman have each been representing the injured and their families for over thirty years in slip and fall accident cases. Our firm offers a free consultation for all Pennsylvania and New Jersey injury and accident victims. Call now and ask for your free consultation. 215.925.4451
Schwartz & Blackman handles fall down accident cases in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area:
- PA: Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County, Allentown, Lehigh Valley, Norristown, Philadelphia
- NJ: Atlantic County, Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Camden, Cherry Hill, New Jersey shore cities
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