What does a slip/fall lawsuit cost?

 

Typical costs:

  • A slip-and-fall case with only minor injuries and other expenses could be handled in Small Claims Court, usually without involving lawyers. The maximum amount that can be awarded in Small Claims Court varies from $2,500-$15,000, depending on state law. Small Claims Court filing fees and other costs can run $20-$320 or more, but can be repaid by the defendant if you win the case.
  • For a case involving serious injury, most lawyers work on a contingency basis; they don’t get paid until you do, and then they take anywhere from 25-40 percent of the money received. The percentage varies depending on the prevailing rate in your area and whether the case goes to trail or is appealed. If you don’t get any money in a settlement or court judgment, you don’t owe any legal fees. Some lawyers charge a percentage of all money received; others take their percentage after the medical bills are paid.
  • Expert witnesses are often key in slip-and-fall cases, and there are also court costs, investigation charges, clerical labor and other expenses. In most states your attorney will pay these as they occur and be reimbursed out of the final settlement/judgment (that’s in addition to the percentage for legal fees). These costs start around $1,000-$4,000 for a simple case but can go much higher, depending on what’s involved. In some states your lawyer is allowed to advance you the cost of your medical care and be reimbursed out of the settlement/judgment. If your medical costs are paid by your health insurance, they would be reimbursed out of the settlement/judgment.
  • If someone sues you for a slip-and-fall injury, these claims are usually covered by homeowners or business liability insurance, and the insurance company will provide defense attorneys, negotiate with the claimant, and pay any settlement or court judgment (within the terms of your insurance policy). The National Floor Safety Institute[1] estimates that the average cost to defend against a slip-and-fall lawsuit is $50,000 and the average judgment awarded in cases that go to trial is $100,000.

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