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Average Settlement Value for Airport Slip and Fall Case

Airport slip and fall accidents can be incredibly damaging to anyone who has to experience them. The injuries that a victim can endure can not only cause physical pains but financial ones as well. What with medical expenses, loss of wages, and even a loss of potential future income due to a loss of mobility or ability, victims can be left with more than they can handle. However, if you or a loved one suffers a slip and fall injury at an airport, you have every right to file a personal injury lawsuit to collect compensation for the damages that you have had to endure. At Normandie Law Firm our skilled airport injury attorneys can guide you through the often complicated process of filing a lawsuit. If you have any questions after reading this article, please feel free to contact our law firm to receive a free consultation by one of our legal associates.

Airport Slip and Fall Accidents
Airports are known for the hectic environment and the large empty floor space between terminals. It isn’t hard to see how easy it is for a slip and fall accident to occur at an airport. In some cases, these accidents occur by pure mistake, and no one is technically liable. Although, sometimes a slip and fall accident can occur as a result of the negligent procedure of the airport staff and management. If this is ever the case, the victim has every right to file a lawsuit against the airport for the damages they have sustained. Below is a list of some of the busiest airports in California where a slip and fall accident can occur:

  • Los Angeles International Airport
  • San Francisco International Airport
  • San Diego International Airport
  • San Jose International Airport
  • John Wayne International Airport
  • Sacramento International Airport
  • LA/Ontario International Airport
  • Bob Hope Airport
  • Long Beach Airport
  • Palm Springs Airport
  • Fresno International Airport
  • Santa Barbara International Airport

Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common accidents that can occur at an airport. In most cases, these accidents are caused by wet floor spills, poor lighting, and damaged or hazardous floor conditions. Slip and fall accidents can cause some truly devastating injuries. Below is a list of some of the injuries that a victim can sustain from a slip and fall accident:

  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Hip fractures
  • Back and spinal cord injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Other sprains and fractures

Airports are expected to ensure the safety of passengers between flights and when this level of safety isn’t sustained a victim can file a lawsuit for the damages they have suffered. Many who file a lawsuit though, want to be sure they can receive the amount needed to ensure full compensation for their damages. Unlike some lesser law firms, at Normandie Law Firm our attorneys are committed to ensuring that our clients receive all the compensation they argue for in court.

Average Airport Slip and Fall Settlement & Case Worth
Clients that seek representation through our law firm for their airport slip and fall case often ask a wide range of questions that are similar to those of other airport injury case clients. Some of these frequently asked questions are as follows:

  • How much is my case worth?
  • How much will my settlement be?
  • What is the average compensation payout for an airport injury lawsuit?

Determining the average settlement for an airport accident injury is tricky. While we can attempt to generalize an amount for our clients, it would do them a disservice as there is no guarantee that their case amount will apply to this average. This fact applies to aggregate averages, and individual case worth. Figuring out averages and estimate case values is challenging is because there are some factors that go into calculating the worth of any particular case.

While the best way to determine the value of your case is to sit down with an attorney and a compensation calculator, it is still helpful to understand the method in which a case value estimate is calculated. Typically an attorney will calculate the value of your case based on the compensable damages attributed to your case. These damages exist in three separate categories: Economic damages, noneconomic damages, and punitive damages.

Economic damages typically make up the majority of a cases’ worth as they are made of specific monetary damages and have a discernable amount. Some of these common economic damages are as follows:

  • Past & Future Medical Expenses: These are the costs that a victim must endure for the hospitalization of the initial injury and any further treatment needed in the future because of this injury. These expenses often make up a significant portion of a settlement value.
  • Loss of Income: These compensatory damages meant to reimburse the victim for any wages lost from the injuries. This amount can be determined through a thorough examination of the victim’s salary history and often includes sick and vacation time.
  • Loss of Potential Income: Sometimes injuries can be so severe that the victim may lose the ability to perform at the same level they had before their injuries. To determine this amount, a complicated formula is used that involves the examination of the victim’s projected earnings and the impact that the damages may have had on the victim’s ability to find and perform future work.

Noneconomic damages are usually challenging to place an accurate monetary value upon as they do not carry any definable monetary weight. That is not to say that calculating noneconomic damages is impossible. The best way to determine the noneconomic damages that contribute to the value of your case is to seek consultation with a legal representative. Some common forms of noneconomic damages are listed as follows:

  • Pain and suffering: This damage is compensated to a victim based on the pain and suffering they endured from their injuries. This amount is often calculated by the use of a pain multiplier that has the victim identify their level of pain on a scale of one to ten.
  • Emotional Distress: This form of compensation is offered to victims that have experienced any emotional trauma suffered due to the injuries. The compensable amount of emotional distress often varies from state to state.
  • Loss of Consortium: Loss of consortium is often added to the value of your case when the injuries are so severe that the victim’s loved ones are deprived of a normal loving relationship and companionship

Last, but far from least, are punitive damages. Punitive damages are often added to the value of a case as a way to punish the defendant for their actions and to deter them from engaging in similar actions in the future. In most cases, seeking punitive damages is incredibly challenging, as they can be difficult to justify. Punitive damages were particularly relevant in cases where the defendant intended to inflict harm upon the plaintiff. Lesser attorneys will often settle a case without seeking punitive damages. However, at Normandie Law Firm our injury attorneys are committed to ensuring that all of our clients receive the compensation they demand; punitive damages included.

About Normandie Law Firm
Having a skilled attorney on your side can make the difference between filing a successful claim for compensation and having your lawsuit dismissed from court entirely. At Normandie Law Firm our experienced personal injury attorneys are committed to making sure our clients receive all the resources necessary to pursue a successful suit. Our attorneys practice in San Diego, Orange County, Riverside, Bakersfield, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento and throughout the state of California.

Free Second Opinions
Some attorneys are lazy, and will sign you up to their firm but will disappear once your name is on the paper as they are busy signing up more cases. In these instances, their business is based more on volume and will attempt to sign up as many cases as possible. In turn, they will spend less time on cases resulting in severely reduced settlements. Our firm will not treat you like a number. We will be in communication with you throughout our lawsuit and will treat you like family. So if you already have an attorney don’t worry, we’ll give you a second review of your case 100% free of charge.

Zero Fee Guarantee-No Upfront Fees Ever
If you contact our law offices today, we can walk you through the complicated process of filing your claim completely free of charge. As a show this commitment to you and your case we offer our clients the benefits of a zero fee guarantee policy. Under our zero fee policy, all clients don’t pay for our services until their case is won. If you feel in need of a second opinion, second opinion case reviews are also free under this policy. Please, feel free to give us a call, and we can guide you down the path of receiving proper compensation for your damages.

 

 

 

 

 

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