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Settlement Amounts for Manhole Accidents

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Manhole accidents are, unfortunately, quite common. There are manholes everywhere; although manholes typically do not represent a risk to pedestrians, it is possible for manholes to represent a hazard and actually lead to incidents. Did you suffer an accident due to a manhole on the sidewalk? Did you trip and fell over a manhole cover which was ajar? Whether you suffered a concussion, a fractured bone, or a sprained ankle, you might have grounds to sue.

Based on the details surrounding your claim, you might have grounds to sue. If your injury claim is successful, you could even be eligible to recover a significant amount of compensation. Have you found yourself asking questions regarding the average settlements for falling into a manhole or other manhole accidents? These questions are normal. If you are interested in learning more about the average compensation for manhole falling lawsuits, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm as soon as possible.

At Kenmore Law Group, our manhole accident lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and help you reach a successful claim outcome. You can trust that our lawyers will help you reach a successful claim outcome and recover the compensation that you deserve. Would you like to discuss your claim with the experts at our firm? If so, contact us at your earliest convenience.

The Causes and Injuries Typically Associated with Manhole Incidents

If you fell into a man hole, you might have suffered a number of injuries. In fact, any type of manhole incident could contribute to significant injuries. Although every situation is different, some of the injuries that affected victims could suffer include the following: head injuries, brain injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, spinal cord injuries, fractures, sprains and strains, joint injuries, dislocations, lacerations, scrapes, and bruises. These injuries could occur during manhole incidents, which can be associated with loose manhole covers, open/missing covers, and misplaced covers, for instance. If you slipped and fell into a manhole, suffering a left ankle or right ankle injury, for example, you might have the right to pursue a claim.

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$500,000

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$200,000

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$600,000

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Reviewing Liability for Manhole Incidents

If you fell into a manhole on a public sidewalk, you might have grounds to sue; however, you must have a thorough understanding of liability in a manhole accident. Typically, liability for manhole incidents is based on premise liability. In other words, property owners owe a duty of care to anyone who is lawfully on their property. That is, they have the duty to ensure that their property is free of any hazards that could potentially harm guests; they must routinely inspect their premises to be able to identify and address the hazards present before an incident occurs.

Property owners can fail to identify and address hazardous conditions. This is a breach of duty and can lead to incidents, which can directly harm. When a breached duty of care (i.e. a hazardous manhole condition) can be directly associated with the harm that you or a member of your family suffered, the property owner could be liable – meaning that affected consumers could sue. For more information about your right to pursue a manhole accident claim for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm as soon as possible.

Can You Receive Monetary Compensation?

Whether you broke your ankle, broke your leg, or suffered any sort of injuries due to the manhole incident, you might have grounds to sue as explained above. If your claim is successful, you could be eligible to recover monetary compensation for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered. What could you be eligible to recover? How much compensation could you be eligible to receive?

The recovery available will always be based strictly on the details surrounding your claim. Therefore, your best option to learn more about what you could recover is to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. What could you be eligible to receive? You could be entitled to receive compensation for some of the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Funeral and burial damages
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages

Could you really be eligible to recover the compensation listed above? As aforementioned, the type and amount of compensation that you can receive is strictly based on the details surrounding your claim. Therefore, to learn more about the compensation for manhole accident lawsuits, you should seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm as soon as possible.

Regardless of the details surrounding your claim, you can trust that the experienced attorneys at our firm are ready to aggressively fight for your right to recover the highest amount of compensation available for your claim. Our manhole injury attorneys will not rest until you are rightfully compensated. If you are interested in learning more about the type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to receive if your claim reaches a successful outcome, contact our firm today.

What is the Average Settlement for a Manhole Accident?

If you are interested in learning more about the potential value of your manhole incident claim, it is normal for you to want information on settlements for manhole accident injuries. If you fell into a manhole, the value of your case is determined by the specific details surrounding the incident – including the injuries suffered (and the permanency of the injuries), the treatment required to address the injuries, the financial losses associated with the incident, and the property damage associated with the incident, for example.

What are the average settlement amounts for manhole falling accidents? What’s a good settlement amount if I fell into a manhole? A good settlement if you fell into a manhole is $50,000, but if injuries are more severe, then a good settlement for falling into a manhole accident is significantly higher – closer to or even more than the $100,000 mark. How much is my case worth if I fell into a manhole? If you fell into an open manhole, your case can be worth $50,000 (if you suffered only minor injuries); this is the average case worth of a manhole accident injury. While the average settlement for falling into a manhole is $50,000, a good settlement for falling into a manhole is $100,000 if injuries are severe; in fact, if injuries are life-altering (i.e. they result in paralysis or permanent harm), your claim is likely to be worth even more. That is, depending on the details surrounding a claim, it could be worth up to $500,000.

Without a doubt, there is no guarantee on what you could recover – as your recovery will be strictly based on the details surrounding your claim. However, reviewing the average California settlements for manhole accident injury lawsuits can help you better understand the potential value of your claim. If you would like to discuss the largest slip and fall settlement amounts, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm as soon as possible. Our lawyers will help you better understand the average case worth of manhole accident injury.

Act Appropriately to Ensure that You Can Sue and Receive Your Payout

If you have fallen into a manhole and suffered injuries, you could have the right to sue and receive compensation; however, there are a number of things that you must do to ensure that you can pursue your claim. Consider some of the steps that you should follow, listed below:

  • Take photos of your injuries
  • Take photos of the scene of the incident
  • Seek medical care immediately
  • File an incident report with the appropriate party or entity
  • Gather any video footage that captured the incident
  • Speak to witnesses
  • Gather all medical records
  • Gather all records associated with lost wages
  • Gather all records associated with property damage resulting from the incident
  • Seek the legal opinion of a manhole accident attorney as soon as possible

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File Your Claim Quickly to Protect Your Right to Sue

To ensure that you can sue and receive the settlement to which you are entitled, you must file your claim within the appropriate deadline. What statute of limitations applies to your claim? In general, premise liability claims are subject to a two-year statute of limitations, meaning that you will only have two years to sue. If your incident occurred on public property maintained by the city, you will have to pursue a claim against the city – your claim will be subject to a six-month statute of limitations. To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the total length of time that you have to file your claim, contact our firm today.

Contact Kenmore Law Group Today

Without a doubt, manhole covers can represent a tripping hazard; if a manhole was left open, innocent parties could suffer incidents. Based on the details surrounding your claim, you could pursue a claim. If you are interested in learning more about your right to sue as well as a good settlement amount for falling into a manhole and getting injured, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at Kenmore Law Group as soon as possible. Our manhole accident attorneys are ready to help you sue and recover the compensation that you deserve.

Our firm offers free consultations as well as free second opinions; these free legal services allow our lawyers to provide you with all the information necessary to start or continue your claim. These free legal services are available as part of a Zero-Fee guarantee, which ensures that our clients will not have to pay upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Additionally, our firm our firm is based on contingency; therefore, our clients will not be responsible for paying any legal expenses until after winning their claims. If you do not win, you simply not be required to pay anything.

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