What compensation can you receive when you make a premises liability claim?

Every case is unique, so the amount of compensation you receive in a settlement will also depend on the specific circumstances of your case. However, some critical details to calculate the compensation include how severe your injuries were and whether you were partially responsible for causing the accident. 

The most common damages that are awarded in premises liability cases are the following:

#1 Medical expenses: This benefit includes all the types of medical attention such as being reimbursed for your doctor bills, medications, physical therapy, surgeries, equipment, and other medical or psychological treatments you need because of your injuries. It can include after accident benefits like assistive tools, travel expenses to receive care, and home health care. 

#2 Pain and suffering: Suffering and pain usually get underestimated, but the victim can get compensation for the physical and emotional suffering that they experienced. It is hard to calculate the compensation, but an experienced premises liability lawyer can get a big picture of the case and fight for the good benefits. 

#3 Lost Wages: This includes all the earnings you could not generate because of the accident or injury. The lost wages portion of your claim includes both past and future wages that you will lose while you take time off work to recover from your injuries. The injured person can also ask for any commissions, bonuses, benefits, and promotions not obtained due to the injury. 

#4 Loss of consortium: This occurs when the spouse is entitled to damages for the loss of companionship and services suffered due to the victim’s injuries. 

#5 Wrongful death: This occurs when the victim of a premises liability accident dies, his dependents (could be spouse or children) are eligible for filing a wrongful death claim. The benefits include funeral expenses, medical bills, lost wages, and loss of the companionship, support, and affection of their loved one.

#6 Punitive Damages: The purpose of punitive damages is to punish the negligent party, not to reimburse you.