Slip and fall settlements can be overwhelming, especially in the aftermath of a traumatic accident. Is going for a settlement a good idea? How do you even get started? We’ll break down the process for slip and fall settlements in the article below.
What is a Settlement?
A settlement is an amount of money that a party agrees to pay in order to end litigation against them. If a person or business is potentially responsible for a person’s injury, the injured person (or their family) can sue the accused party. Instead of letting this issue play out in court, many people choose to settle in order to end the lawsuit and move on as quickly as possible.
Understanding the Settlement Amount
Settlements can range from less than $5,000 to $100,000 or more. Of course, this is a huge range- because it depends on a wide variety of factors. Settlements are used to compensate a person for lost wages, medical expenses, and other financial hardships that might occur as a result of their injury, such as property damage or suddenly needing accessibility aids. Physical and emotional distress can also be compensated for. You will work closely with your attorney to make sure they understand the damages you’re dealing with.
Are Settlements Worth It?
Lawsuits can be lengthy and emotionally draining. Therefore, some people choose to simply deal with damages on their own in order to avoid the legal system. However, if you are the victim of an accident, a settlement can help you get the compensation you deserve. Of course, the other party might choose not to settle and fight you in court. While this might be overwhelming, your lawyer will handle the entire process. Talk to a lawyer before you begin the process to ensure that it’s the right choice for you.
How to Get Started
A legal consultation is the best way to get started with slip and fall settlements. An attorney will listen to your story, help you determine your rights, and create a plan of action that aligns with your goals. At Edwards Sutarwalla Samani LLP, we can help you fight back after a personal injury. Call us at 713-565-1353 to get started.