In a slip & fall case the negligent party is the person or company responsible for maintaining the premises where you were injured.
Several issues are taken into consideration when evaluating slip and fall cases such as:
- Your medical bills
- Possible future medical expenses
- Wages you would have earned while injured
- The cost of future lost wages that you would have earned had you not been injured
- Pain and suffering resulting from your injury
Slip and fall cases can take anywhere from a year to a year and a half to resolve unless it cannot be settled and a lawsuit has to be filed. Then, it can take much longer. Other factors it depends on is how long your medical treatment takes, depending on your injuries and failure to cooperate on the part of the person or company responsible. Other factors that can cause delay in settling cases are medical bills and liens that need to be reduced.