Slip and fall accidents can sometimes result in catastrophic injuries which greatly alter a person’s life. In some slip and fall cases, an individual suffers an injury and is able to make a quick recovery. In others, catastrophic injuries result. Our New Jersey Slip And Fall Accident Lawyers represent individuals who have suffered all types of injuries from a slip and fall accident. Our lawyers are ready and willing to take on your slip and fall case regardless of the injury if you or your loved one suffered.
Catastrophic injuries as a result of a slip and fall do require different workup and investigation when compared with an ordinary slip and fall case. Liability in a slip and fall case will largely remain the same regardless of the type of injury the victim suffers. In all slip and fall cases, liability of a property owner is established by showing the property owner created an unsafe condition or allowed an unsafe condition to exist because the property owner failed to inspect the premises. However, depending on the injury, the damages portion of the case will vary drastically.
If an individual suffers a catastrophic injury as a result of a slip and fall, various experts will be necessary in order to properly prepare the damages portion of the case is prepared for trial. If the individual who slipped and fell suffers a catastrophic injury, a life care planner may be necessary. A life care planner is an expert who will analyze all relevant information and determine what medical treatment or other services are required to ensure the injured individual receives proper care for the rest of his or her life. The life care planner will additionally determine how much each of the medical treatments and other services will cost.
Another expert which may be necessary if an individual suffers a catastrophic slip and fall injury is an economist. An economist is hired to determine the injured individual’s past and future lost wages. If an individual suffers a catastrophic injury as a result of a slip and fall and is therefore unable to work, the individual may be able to recover past and future lost wages. It is therefore imperative that an economist properly determine the applicable economic losses and present them to either a Judge or jury.
The New Jersey Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers at our firm represent individuals who have suffered a catastrophic injury from a slip and fall in all New Jersey counties and cities including the counties of Monmouth and Middlesex as well as the cities of Freehold and New Brunswick.
If you or someone you know has suffered a catastrophic injury as a result of a slip and fall and would like to speak with one of our New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys, call our office or click on the contact us tab. Our attorneys are ready and willing to meet with you and discuss your case.
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