Hobe Sound Premises Liability Lawyers

Regardless of how popular online shopping becomes, it will never replace brick-and-mortar retail entirely. Despite the convenience of ordering products from the comfort of home, some people are always going to prefer picking out their own groceries and trying on clothing before they buy it.

At the end of the day, even the savviest digital consumers shop at brick-and-mortar stores on occasion. And every time they do, there's a chance that a slip and fall or other accident will happen.

While online shopping makes you vulnerable to data breaches and identity theft, browsing at a brick-and-mortar store exposes you to hazards like falling merchandise and wet floors. Although business owners have an obligation to maintain their premises, dangerous conditions can arise at any time and end up causing serious injuries if the staff fails to address them.

If you were hurt on a property that was poorly maintained, you may be entitled to compensation for all resulting damages. To determine if you have grounds for a claim, turn to the Hobe Sound premises liability attorneys at Donaldson & Weston.

Our consistently superior results demonstrate our commitment to excellence in every accident claim we handle. Call 772-266-5555 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our compassionate injury lawyers.

If we can find a way to prove that negligence played a role in your accident, you may be able to recover compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. Calculating economic losses, such as medical bills and lost wages, can be straightforward if your injuries aren't that severe; however, determining non-economic damages is often challenging. Read on for a brief overview of how your lawyer might calculate non-economic losses:

How Do Premises Liability Attorneys Calculate Pain and Suffering Damages?

Applying the multiplier method is one of the most popular ways to quantify pain and suffering damages. If your attorney uses this approach, he or she will simply add up all the economic damages and multiply the total by a factor that typically ranges from 1.5 to 5. The more severe the injuries, the higher the multiplier will be.

Using the per diem method is another common approach for calculating pain and suffering damages in premises liability claims. To apply this formula, your attorney will assign a monetary value to each day that you are in pain. The amount might be $100 per day, your daily wages, or another value.

Although insurance adjusters use both of the above methods to calculate pain and suffering damages, these are not the only ways to determine non-economic losses. Many providers have their own formulas for valuing cases with the goal of arriving at the smallest figure possible. Therefore, it is wise to hire a skilled and experienced attorney to assist with your case.