TRIP & FALL

SLIP & FALL OR TRIP & FALL

Slip and fall or trip and fall is the name of a personal injury tort. It is basically a claim against property owners and/or occupiers, who negligently or intentionally allowed some dangerous condition on their property to cause the fall and consequent injury.

Every year, thousands of people sustain injuries, some very serious or even fatal from slip-and-falls on hazardous floors, steps, stairs, escalators, elevators, poorly maintained shopping malls, supermarkets, workplaces, and so on. Most often, it is very cumbersome to prove the causes and liabilities associated with Slip-and-Fall accidents.

Although, there is no bright rules on the degree of safety measures a property owner must take to keep their places safe, the law imposes a duty to property owners and/or occupiers to ensure that their properties are reasonably free from dangerous conditions. Especially, if such properties are open to the public.

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a)Either the property owner/occupier or employee should have known of the dangerous condition because a "reasonable" person in their shoe would have known and rectified the danger; or

b) The property owner or employee actually knew about the dangerous condition but failed to remedy it; or

c) The property owners or employees caused the dangerous condition, such as spilling oil, dropping a banana peel, and so on.

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A victim of a Slip and Fall injury, much like any other type of accidental injuries, may be entitled to a number of recoveries, such as:

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If the plaintiff sustains scars or other permanent disfigurements, he or she could collect damages for such disfigurement.

Past, Present and Future Medical Expenses: This type of recovery is permitted if the plaintiff can prove with relative certainty that he or she has already sought treatments; or still receives treatments or will need future medical care as a result of the slip-and-fall injury.

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The cost of hiring somebody to do things around the home while the plaintiff is recuperating from the slip-and-fall injury may also be recoverable. These kinds of damages are sometimes included as part of medical expenses.

A Slip-and-Fall plaintiff may recover for loss of consortium, which include: affection, solace, comfort, companionship, society, help and assistance, lack of spousal conjugal relations, and so on

Generally, the uninjured spouse can also make certain claims. A value is placed on this loss by considering the couple's individual life expectancies, whether the marriage was stable, how much care and companionship was bestowed upon the uninjured spouse (or vice versa), and the extent to which the benefits of married life have been lost.

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A diminished ability to enjoy the day-to-day pleasures of life, "loss of enjoyment" is usually an item of general damages, meaning there is no precise way to place a monetary value on it. Some states treat it as a form of pain and suffering, others treat it as a distinct kind of damage in an accident or injury case.

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A Slip and Fall injury victim could be entitled to recover for any impairment or diminishment in his or her ability to earn money in the future. Such awards are generally based on facts such as plaintiff's age, health, life expectancy, occupation, talents, skill, experience, training, and so on. Although, past earnings are considered in determining the appropriate amount of compensation for lost earning capacity, but the claim also focuses on what might have been earned were it not for the accident or injury.

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These damages represent the amount of money a plaintiff would have earned -- from the time of the injury to the date of settlement or judgment. Even an unemployed person may be permitted to recover lost wages if he or she can prove what could have been earned during the same period.

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TA plaintiff may be able to recover for any mental anguishes associated with a Slip-and-Fall injury, including fear, terror, apprehension, anxiety, humiliation, feeling of lost dignity, embarrassment, and shock.

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A plaintiff in a Slip and Fall injury case may be able to recover for for past, present and future physical pain in connection with an accident. To place a monetary value on pain and suffering, the jury considers the nature of the injury, the severity, and how long the plaintiff is likely to be in pain

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Should a Plaintiff in a Slip and Fall injury case can show that she or he has become permanently disabled due to the underlying accident, he or she may be entitled to recovery. In fact, some courts have held that permanent disability damages can include not only disabilities that are objectively proven, but also disabilities that the plaintiff subjectively perceives

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