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Understanding The Consequences Of A Premises Accident
Premises accidents are a fact of life in Illinois and around the country. Whether it is slipping down stairs, falling on ice, or getting hit by a tree branch, many people are injured everyday while on someone else’s property. Shortly after the incident, victims will soon see the costs pile up: doctor’s visits, lost work, and even property damage (To read more about different types of premises liability damages, click here).
Realizing Your Options After A Premises Accident
If you are one of these people in such an unfortunate situation, you might question what you can do to make up for all of these losses. We have explained the nature of premises accident cases (click here) but now we want to explain to you how we can help you in your lawsuit. First, we will show you what we guarantee every client and then we will explain to you how we will manage your case.
Our Guarantees To You
If you choose Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers to represent you in your Illinois premises lawsuit, we will make you the following promises:
We will not charge you for anything unless we reach a settlement or verdict that is acceptable to you.
At all times during the case, we will keep you abreast of all case developments and aware of all case strategy,
We will not represent people or entities like the defendants that harmed you.
We will only put our most experienced attorneys on your case.
The Process Of An Illinois Premises Liability Lawsuit
To illustrate the effectiveness and attractiveness of obtaining legal counsel, we want to explain what we could do if you hired us to fight for you in your premises accident case.
It all starts with the facts. The law is immoveable. What changes are the facts and they can make or break you premises accident case-it’s the same in Illinois as it is in every other state. Additionally, like water into cracks, some of the most important facts can vanish before your eyes if you do not quickly and astutely capture them into records. Therefore, we set up a team to go out to the scene and investigate every pertinent aspect of your case. This includes gathering evidence where the incident happened as well as talking to witnesses, opposing parties, and other necessary third parties in order to fossilize your case for trial or settlement.
Every case begins with the underlying facts of the incident, especially with premises accidents. Yet, the true genius of every lawsuit is how plaintiff marries those circumstances to the laws and jurisprudence of the particular jurisdiction. This is most aptly done in the complaint-the formal legal document outlining the plaintiff’s reason for filing suit, his/her grounds for relief, and his/her demands for compensation and other relief. However, it does not stop here.
Rather, through motions and other court filings, plaintiffs must argue on a variety of legal topics and issues in order to preserve their case and forestall dismissal. Not only do these drafting battles take extraordinary experience in writing, they also tremendous amounts of time to research the matter. Drafting is a critical part of your premises accident case and you need the best attorneys as possible writing for you at every step of your suit.
This is the part that trials are known for: lawyers hammering it out in court like it’s an episode of Law and Order. If your case gets to court, then it can be entirely in the jury’s hands and, if so, you need a capable presenter. From the opening argument until the closing argument, that attorney must construct a roadmap for the case and walk every person in the jury box to the end-why you should be awarded compensation for your injuries.
Along the way, you will have to dodge bombs lobbed by the defense and clear procedural and substantive hurdles from the court. This is why you need an able presenter to fight for you in court so that your opportunity is not squandered. Inarticulate presentation, weak preparation, or a lack of resources can quash any hope of damages that you have; therefore, go with a trusted and experienced team to advocate for your premises accident case.
How Can You Protect Your Premises Liability Lawsuit?
What people that have been involved in premises accidents forget is that they can take a number of steps to protect their right to recover in a lawsuit. For instance, they should refrain from speaking to the property owner or other party responsible for the incident. This should only be done by your lawyer. Also, they can organize a list of their memories regarding the event quickly after it has transpired. This will help frame your investigation and case formation. Additionally, they can carefully review law firms to ensure that they have the experiences, capabilities, and commitment to translate the accident into an award. These are just some of the things that premises accident victims can do themselves to protect their own recoveries but there are many others. To hear about those and about how our law firm can help you secure the compensation that you deserve under the law, contact our offices today.
Wondering How Our Firm Can Help You?
The great news is that you don’t have to wonder how Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help you. If you call our offices, we can explain everything in detail including our contingency agreement which lets us help you for free until you are happy with the award that you receive.
If you would like to know more about premises accidents in Illinois, please read the following articles: