What Type of Compensation Can I Seek in a Slip and Trip Accident?
In any personal injury lawsuit, you can seek both economic damages (tangible costs) and non-economic damages (for intangible loss). In some states, these may also be referred to as special damages and general damages, and they could include things like:
- Medical costs, including rehabilitation and future medical bills
- Loss of wages
- Loss of earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship/consortium
- Loss of enjoyment
- and more
You may be able to seek punitive damages, as well, such as in cases of extreme recklessness. You can also pursue a wrongful death claim if someone has died as a result of negligence that led to a slip and fall accident.