If you have been injured in a premises liability accident, you can file a claim with a negligent property owner’s or business’s insurance company. However, this may be a confusing process for you especially if it is your first time filing such a claim. You may be wondering what type of compensation you are entitled to. When you are involved in a premises liability accident, engaging an attorney can make things easier as your attorney will be able to advise you on the appropriate action to take. Read on to find out more about the types of compensation you can receive as a victim of a premises liability accident.
Compensation You Can Receive when Making a Premises Liability Claim
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, the amount of compensation that you will be able to receive will differ. For example, one important thing to consider is the severity of your injuries and who was at fault for the accident. If the victim is able to prove that he is entitled to the damages, he will be able to receive compensation. Damages that can be claimed include:
- Lost wages: Both past and future wages lost during the time period the victim is unable to work while recovering is taken into account. Usually, this includes the amount in the victim’s paycheck, but you may want to ask about other bonuses, commissions, promotions and benefits lost due to the accident.
- Medical bills: You will be reimbursed for medical bills spent on consultations with doctors, physical therapy, medicine and other treatments. Furthermore, if you need to make any modifications to your home or use assistive tools as a result of the injury, these can be included in the claim as well.
- Suffering and pain experienced: Emotional suffering and physical pain can also be considered as part of the compensation. However, this is more difficult to calculate as suffering and pain are hard to quantify. Consult with your attorney on this portion of the claim.
- Wrongful death: If the premises liability accident has led to a wrongful death, then the victim’s close family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Compensation for a wrongful death includes lost wages, loss of companionship, medical bills, funeral expenses and more.
- Loss of consortium: In the case that you are married your spouse may be able to claim damages for the loss of companionship due to the injuries caused by the accident.
- Punitive damages: Punitive damages intend to punish the party at fault, not reimburse the victim. If the negligent party’s behavior is outrageous, punitive damages may be awarded.
Cap on Damages Received
The cap on damages received differs for each state, with some states having no cap on the amount of compensation you can receive. However, there is usually a maximum amount of punitive damages victims can receive.
Corradino & Papa, LLC Can Help with Premises Liability Accidents
If you have sustained an injury from a premises liability accident, attorneys from Corradino and Papa, LLC can represent you and help you with all the legal aspects of your case. Our team is committed to helping our clients fight for the compensation they deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Disclaimer: Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.