Thousands of people each year are injured while slipping on ice, wet floors, or damaged walkways; or by falling from unstable balconies, damaged stairs, or into inadequately-signed holes. If you or a loved one has been impacted by such a personal injury, you may be able to seek damages from the property owner or your employer (if your injury happened on the job). These can include compensatory damages to:
- Cover your medical bills or your rehabilitation
- Lessen your pain and suffering, including emotional distress
- Compensate you for loss of income, earning capacity, property, extremities, relationships, or enjoyment of life
If you're awarded compensatory damages in an attempt to make right what was lost in your injury or to try to make you “whole” again, you may also be awarded punitive damages. Punitive damages are those imposed upon a defendant by the courts to punish the defendant for being especially negligent or to deter them and others from allowing another similar injury to happen again.
If you think you may be entitled to compensation for a slip-and-fall injury, Ira Maurer, an experienced federal and state personal injury lawyer, would like to talk to you. Contact Mr. Maurer at the Maurer Law Firm, PLLC, to schedule a free consultation to discuss your rights at 845-896-5295.