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walmart slip and fall

Slip and fall accidents happen every day, including at Walmart stores across the state.

However, large companies like Walmart are not always forthcoming about lawsuits filed against them or settlements paid out to injured parties.

Walmart slip and fall settlement amounts vary based on the individual circumstances of your case. 

If you sustained injuries in a slip and fall at Walmart, contact the New Mexico slip and fall lawyers at Flores, Tawney & Acosta, P.C.

When you meet with one of our lawyers, we will review the facts of your accident and help you calculate a potential settlement range.

Factors That Impact Walmart Slip and Fall Settlement Amounts

Walmart personal injury settlements can be anywhere from hundreds of dollars to seven-figure jury awards.

Every slip and fall accident is unique, and no two plaintiffs have the exact same circumstances.

Various factors impact what your potential case is worth. The following are some of the most influential factors determining case value.

Injury Type and Severity

Slip and falls can result in a wide variety of injuries. You could have anything from a sprained ankle to a fractured hip. More severe injuries typically are worth more.

Even two similar injuries can resolve for entirely different amounts depending on your recovery. Consider two slip and falls accidents where each victim sustained a fractured leg bone.

One victim recovered with no residual pain, while the other has permanent pain and will need future surgery.

Even though the injury is similar, the outcome is significantly different. Therefore, the value of the claims will also be different.

Liability

Liability plays an integral role in determining Walmart lawsuit settlements. New Mexico is a pure comparative negligence state.

That means you can be primarily at fault for an accident but still collect some compensation.

Your percentage of liability reduces the amount of money you will receive. If you’re 25% at fault, you will receive 75% of your damages. If you’re 80% at fault, you will receive only 20%.

Because of New Mexico’s negligence laws, insurance companies for stores like Walmart will fight to put most of the blame onto you.

They save money for their company and policyholder by attributing more negligence to you.

That is why you need an experienced New Mexico slip and fall lawyer representing you. Solid evidence against Walmart is the only way to prove you deserve maximum compensation.

Damages

Your overall damages determine what a case is worth. The higher your damages, the more money you might receive.

Damages can be divided into two main categories—economic and non-economic.

Economic damages are your financial losses, including medical expenses and lost wages. Non-economic damages are more subjective and challenging to calculate.

These items include pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of consortium, and more.

How We Calculate Your Case Value

Many slip and fall accidents are not severe, and evidence won’t support a seven-figure settlement. That’s why you might find examples of Walmart settlements that are pretty low or very high.

The answers to some specific questions can help us calculate a client’s case value. Some of the most important questions include:

  • What are your injuries, and how serious are they?
  • What medical procedures have you undergone, and what is necessary for the future?
  • What is your percentage of fault for the slip and fall?
  • Did you miss any time from work?
  • Can you return to your previous job?
  • How will your injuries impact your overall career?
  • How will your injuries impact other aspects of your life?

This list is not exhaustive, but it’s an excellent start to understanding how an attorney will evaluate your case and reach a potential settlement value.

Do You Need to Hire a New Mexico Slip and Fall Attorney?

There’s no legal requirement to hire a lawyer to represent you, but we highly recommend that you do. Slip and fall accidents are complicated cases to resolve.

You need a legal advocate on your side who will protect your rights.

When you retain Flores, Tawney & Acosta, P.C. to represent you, we will fight tirelessly on your behalf and preserve all evidence that supports your damages.

We know this is a terrifying time, and you are primarily concerned with covering your medical expenses and other damages.  

Contact our office today if you’re looking online at Walmart slip and fall settlement amounts.

Let us review your case and determine the best legal action in a New Mexico slip and fall accident.

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James Tawney

James Tawney is a native of the Southwest dedicated to serving his community. He was born and raised in Arizona where he attended Northern Arizona University where he received his undergraduate degree. James then went on to attend Texas Tech University School of Law in Lubbock, Texas. In 2016, he, along with fellow plaintiff’s attorneys Connie Flores and Alejandro Acosta, founded Flores, Tawney & Acosta, P.C. with offices located in Las Cruces and Carlsbad, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas.

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