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What is the Average Slip and Fall Injury Settlement Amount? 


Slip and fall accidents happen unexpectedly. One second you’re making your way to your destination and the next you are on the ground with potential injuries ranging from minor bruises to severe fractures or brain injuries. Those who have suffered these injuries due to the negligence of others may be eager to get their lives back on track. Compensation is likely a big topic on your mind and understanding the factors that go into determining compensation is crucial. We explore slip and fall settlements in this blog and will provide some real examples to help illustrate the range of outcomes you could expect.  

What Affects the Average Slip and Fall Settlement Amounts? 

The average settlement for slip and fall injuries can vary greatly depending on the unique circumstances of the accident. Some people walk away with minor injuries that heal within weeks while others may require hospitalization and extensive medical treatment before they’re able to get back to their day-to-day routine. At DiPasquale Moore, our average compensation across personal injury cases is around $30,000 but we have handled cases where people receive compensation anywhere from tens of thousands to millions of dollars.  

When evaluating a case, there are several factors that can influence the settlement amount. Common factors that impact compensation include: 

  • Severity of Injuries 

The extent of injuries and therefore the medical treatment needed, can play a significant role in determining the settlement amount. Rehabilitation costs, hospitalization, and long-term effects of the injuries are taken into consideration. 

  • Liability 

Establishing fault in a slip and fall case is important. A higher settlement is more likely if it can be proven that the property owner was negligent and caused the accident whether directly or indirectly.  

  • Comparative Negligence 

In some situations, both parties may be responsible for the accident to some extent. Comparative negligence laws may come into play in these instances depending on the state and this can impact the final settlement amount. 

  • Insurance 

The limits of insurance coverage such as liability insurance or premises liability coverage 

 can impact the compensation that is awarded. 

  • Legal Representation  

Having a knowledgeable and experienced legal team on your side can make a difference in the outcome of a slip and fall case. A skilled attorney that knows how to advocate for you can ensure you are fairly compensated and that your damages are thoroughly assessed.  

Slip and Fall Settlement Examples 

Slip and fall cases encompass a wide range of injuries and damages. When determining compensation for these cases, it’s important to consider factors such as: 

  • Medical expenses 
  • Lost wages 
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Severity of injuries 
  • Permanent disability 

While it is difficult to know exactly how much you will be compensated for your injuries, our team has experience representing a variety of slip and fall cases and obtaining compensation on behalf of our clients. These are a few examples of cases we have won in the past: 

  • $185,000 for a client whose slip and fall resulted in a broken ankle. 
  • $24,000 for a client who slipped on a slope going into a pool which resulted in a double concussion. 
  • $75,000 for a client who slipped and fell on black ice resulting in injuries requiring hospitalization and surgery.  
  • $500,000 for a client who sustained a brain bleed and several other injuries after a balcony collapse caused her to fall over 20 feet onto rocks.  

Check out our results for more insight into cases we’ve won for our clients. 

Past results obtained on behalf of clients afford no guarantee of future results and every case is different and must be judged on its own merits. 

DM Injury Law Will Fight for the Compensation You Deserve  

Gaining insight into the aspects of a slip and fall case and the factors that impact compensation will ensure you are well-equipped with the knowledge needed before filing a claim. Understanding these details and seeking legal guidance can help you better navigate the legal process. Learn more about slip and fall situations you might find yourself in.  

Our firm has over 100 years of collective experience and is dedicated to fighting for the rights of our clients. Trust our team to put you first and help you secure the compensation you deserve. Reach out to us today for a free consultation and begin your journey to getting your life back on track. 


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