Types of Recoverable Damages in a Los Angeles Slip and Fall Case
Depending on the facts of your case, the type of damages you may receive will vary. The best way to determine what losses you can pursue after a slip and fall accident is to consult a knowledgeable Los Angeles personal injury attorney like those at Brand Law Group.
Laws of the City of Los Angeles allows those who experience this type of accident to pursue compensation for the following damage categories:
These are damages that can be converted into monetary amounts, such as:
Current and future healthcare costs
Reduced earning ability
Other verifiable expenses related to your injuries
Damages that cannot easily have a price tag attached are non-economic damages, which include:
Pain and suffering
Loss of consortium
Also called punitive damages, these are sometimes awarded in cases where a defendant’s actions are so egregious that they constitute fraud, malice, or oppression.
When pursuing these types of damages, a court must also determine how much fault the negligent party holds for your injuries. While many of these cases find the liable party fully negligent under the law, there are occasions where a victim may have some responsibility, as well. Because California is a pure comparative fault state, regardless of how much fault the injured party might have, they can still recover the remaining percentage of negligence the other party is also at-fault.