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Aurora Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer

Aurora Slip & Fall The Aurora slip and fall attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC are committed to helping people who have been injured due to the negligent actions of their employers or property owners who fail to maintain their buildings and premises. We understand that a slip or fall can change your life suddenly and be as much of a financial burden as a physical one. By exploring every avenue available, we can ensure that our clients can recover all of the compensation that the law allows so that they need not worry about how they will make ends meet during their physical recovery.

Common Types of Slip and Fall Accidents in Aurora

Slips and falls are common injuries on the job, but they can happen almost anywhere. When the failure of the property owners or an employer to provide a safe environment through reasonable means contributes to these accidents, victims may be able to file lawsuits on the grounds of premises liability or file claims against their employers if the incident occurred on the job.

Following are some examples of the most common slip and fall accidents we encounter.

  • Falls down elevator shafts— whether the fall occurs because the area was not marked off during maintenance or construction or because the doors opened when they shouldn't have, the property owner can be held liable when someone falls into an open elevator shaft. These accidents don't have very happy outcomes.
  • Uneven sidewalks and broken pavement— potholes, unevenly poured sidewalks and erosion of concrete and asphalt can all contribute to a slip or fall due to an uneven surface.
  • Ice and snow— Illinois winters can come with severe cold, snow and ice and property owners need to be prepared to clear sidewalks and maintain parking lots so that their guests do not slip on patches of ice or snow. If reasonable measures are not taken, they can be held liable for any resulting injuries.
  • Dimly lit hallways and stairways— if people cannot see hazards in their paths, they are unable to avoid them. In addition to needing to keep halls and stairs free of these risks, failing to provide adequate lighting can contribute to an accident.
  • Balconies that are not up to code— in addition to needing to install and maintain guardrails that will keep occupants safe, property managers need to make sure that the balconies themselves can bear the weight of the occupants.
  • Poorly maintained staircases— there are some hazards that people may encounter when using stairs, from steps that are not secure to clutter on the steps or poor lighting. All of these can be used to prove that the property owner was liable for an accident.
  • Workplace hazards— all of the above apply to the workplace in addition to other industry-specific risks that workers may be exposed to in the workplace. When proper measures are not taken to ensure safety, the employer may be held liable.
The Types of Injuries Commonly Resulting From Aurora Slip and Fall Accidents

Even less severe injuries could set a person back financially if he or she needed to receive medical care and take time off of work while recovering. More tragic accidents can be life altering and leave victims permanently disabled or claim their lives.

The types of injuries we see can include the following.

  • Broken bones— we see a lot of fractures occurring after slips and falls because of the hardness of the surfaces when the victim lands. Falls from significant heights increase the likelihood of broken bones and victims usually require an extended recovery period where they are unable to do the things that they often can.
  • Traumatic brain injuries— blunt trauma to the head or face can result in traumatic brain injuries, which may not manifest their symptoms for a long time following the accident. Loss of cognitive function, difficulty concentrating, memory loss and confusion are common symptoms and victims may suffer from neurological conditions down the road.
  • Injuries to the spine and back— a slip or fall may result in a hernia, ruptured disc, broken vertebrae or severe damage to the spine. These conditions can range in severity, with the most serious rendering victims paralyzed for life.

Property owners are required to take reasonable steps to ensure that people on their premises are safe. If they fail to invest in regular maintenance or don't warn guests of hazards, they may be liable when someone gets hurt.

Let Our Aurora Slip and Fall Lawyers Review Your Case for Free

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC has helped thousands of people secure damages following their accidents, and we guarantee our results. If we cannot recover compensation on your behalf, our services will cost you nothing.

If you have been injured, we would like to invite you to arrange a free case review so that we can investigate the matter further and let you know what your legal options are.

Contact us today to be connected with one of our award-winning Aurora slip and fall accident attorneys so that we can answer your questions and get to work on your case right away.

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Jonathan Rosenfeld was professionally objective, timely, and knowledgeable. Also, his advice was extremely effective regarding my case. In addition, Jonathan was understanding and patient pertaining to any of my questions or concerns. I was very happy with the end result and I highly recommend Jonathan Rosenfeld. Michonne Proulx
Extremely impressed with this law firm. They took control of a bad motorcycle crash that left my uncle seriously injured. Without any guarantee of a financial recovery, they went out and hired accident investigators and engineers to help prove how the accident happened. I am grateful that they worked on a contingency fee basis as there was no way we could have paid for these services on our own. Ethan Armstrong
This lawyer really helped me get compensation for my motorcycle accident case. I know there is no way that I could have gotten anywhere near the amount that Mr. Rosenfeld was able to get to settle my case. Thank you. Daniel Kaim
Jonathan helped my family heal and get compensation after our child was suffered a life threatening injury at daycare. He was sympathetic and in constant contact with us letting us know all he knew every step of the way. We were so blessed to find Jonathan! Giulia
Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa