What Is My McDonald’s Slip and Fall Claim Worth?*

Accident claims are not consistent. With that being said, there is no way to tell you what your claim is worth. To determine the value of your slip and fall claim, your case will have to be carefully reviewed by a personal injury attorney.

The kinds of damages you suffered, the severity of your injuries, and how you fell will all come into play. Because of the complexity of such claims, you should not try to deal with a personal injury claim on your own. Instead, talk with an accident injury lawyer.

What Impacts Your Claim

First, you must prove that the restaurant was negligent and that caused your accident. They have a responsibility to make sure their premises are safe, so no one is injured. This means to make sure there are no spills or risks on the floor. If the floor is not clean, then the duty has been breached. That will in turn, cause an accident which will result in damages.

You will need to report your slip and fall right away, so the store manager can complete an accident report. Make sure you get medical care right away, so you can prove that you did suffer injuries in the fall. Sometimes back injuries or neck injuries are not obvious until later.

Determining the Value of Your Claim

Your medical expenses should all be totaled. Then, any need for future medical care must be considered as well. This number will be multiplied by any figure ranging from 1.5 to 5 to come up with your pain and suffering value. The multiplying number is higher for more serious injuries.

As an example, whiplash is not going to warrant the same settlement as a back injury that requires surgery. All your lost wages should then be calculated, and that number should be added on top of the rest. This is the dollar amount you want to settle for. Remember, there should be some leeway or room for negotiations, so make sure your figure is higher than what you would take when filing a claim against a burger restaurant.

Keeping Documentation

Documentation will be needed to support your claim. This includes medical records, medical bills, proof of lost wages, photos of injuries, statements from any eyewitnesses, and so forth. Make sure you keep records of everything, so you can back up your claim and make sure you are fairly compensated.

Don’t try to deal with the insurance company on your own because what you say can be used against you later. Make sure you talk with an accident injury lawyer early on, so your claim gets on the right track.

Consult With a Personal Injury Attorney

If you have suffered a slip and fall, you should consult with a personal injury lawyer. These attorneys work on a contingency basis, so you have nothing to lose. Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page today, so you can get your case reviewed and get your claim on the right track. Don’t wait until it is too late to recover damages.

*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against McDonald's, or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.