Illinois Slip and Fall Accidents Lawyers
You should not have to worry whenever you go to the store, visit neighbors, or enter another’s property, that conditions are so unsafe that it leads to severe injuries. Sadly, slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, including in a parking lot, at hotels, in supermarkets, or at the neighbor’s pool.
Fortunately, most slip and fall accidents do not lead to severe injuries. However, experiencing an unexpected fall could cause a broken bone, head injury, facial laceration, muscle tear, or back injury.
If the unsafe condition is due to the property owner’s failure, the victim has the right to seek financial compensation to recover their damages. Obtaining recompense from the homeowner or business management without assistance from a competent attorney experienced in state tort law can be challenging.
Our network of affiliate attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, provides aggressive and strong representation to ensure property owners responsible for their negligence are held legally accountable.Preventing Slip and Fall Problems
According to the National Safety Council, falls caused by hazardous conditions are 100% preventable. National statistics show that tens of thousands of individuals suffer injuries from falling accidents, leading to over a thousand deaths every year. However, taking a few precautions can prevent disabilities or wrongful death of visitors, tenants, and employees working on someone else’s property.
Every landowner, business owner, homeowner, and property managers must abide by the law to ensure their property remains safe for anyone invited onto the premises. However, proving a slip and fall case can be challenging to show that a hazardous condition existed that led to the accident.
The duty to maintain a safe environment includes reasonable inspections of the land and structures and correct discovered hazardous conditions immediately. Those in charge of the property must post a warning sign or install a barrier identifying the hazard to avoid until completing the repairs.Our Services
Slip and fall accidents can create a detrimental effect on the victim for months or years. Our attorneys handle different types of trip and fall accidents involving clients who were severely injured by another party’s negligence. Some of these cases include:
- Supermarket accidents
- Ice and snow incidents
- Accidents on sidewalks and parking lots
- Elevator and escalator accident incidents
If the hazardous condition existed for an unreasonable length of time, those at fault for any accident could be held legally liable and will be required to pay for all injuries related to the event. Common premises liability claims include:
- Falling on a slippery surface due to spilled liquids, ice, or snow
- Pooled fluids from a cooling unit, condenser, or refrigerator
- Broken or missing stairsteps
- Uneven flooring
- Hazardous floor conditions including misplaced floor mats, torn carpet, or missing tiles
- Freshly mopped floors
- Defective or improperly installed handrails
- Unannounced weather hazards
- Exposed electrical cords laying across the floor or yard
- Poorly stacked merchandise, boxes or pallets
- Unfenced trampolines, swing sets or swimming pools
- Cluttered floor surfaces
- Wet or oily spots from leaking materials
- Unattended obstacles blocking walkways
- Poor lighting
- Unattended potholes
- Malfunctioning escalators and elevators
- Other conditions
While the list above involves serious maintenance deficiencies, not all slip and fall accidents occur under a specific circumstance. Your accident might have involved none of the conditions listed above, and yet you were severely injured and face months or years of needed care while generating ongoing medical bills and losing time from work.
Many times, the property owner is still liable because they knew, or should have known, that there was an unsafe or hazardous condition and yet never remedied the problem.A Lack of Reasonableness
An attorney, working on your behalf, will likely build your case using the standard of reasonableness to prove who is responsible for providing your compensation. Your lawyer might show that the property owner never kept meticulous records of the maintenance performed on the property.
Your case can be built on the premises owner’s failure to conduct routine inspections, immediately address and fix serious issues, and ensure that the public areas were frequently and regularly cleaned.
Possibly, the property owner or those in charge of maintenance did not have adequate staff on hand, making it impossible to keep the area safe. The owner might have a history of serious problems that have never been addressed correctly, like failing to replace burned-out light bulbs, not repairing a wobbly step, or not hiring a responsible snow and ice removal company to ensure all areas remain safe.
Successfully winning a case usually involves proving the property owner or business was negligent because of their failure to use a reasonable standard to ensure everyone’s safety.Statute of Limitations
If you intend to file a lawsuit or submit a claim against any entity or individual that caused your injuries in a slip and fall accident, you must follow the state’s statute of limitations. The statute is a deadline that restricts the amount of time you have to seek financial compensation from any party at fault for causing your losses.
Failing to take action before the deadline expires will bar you from ever seeking financial compensation at any time in the future and cause you to miss out on the significant monetary recovery you could have received.Recovering Benefits
Some property owners and business managers deny responsibility for the injuries caused by a slip and fall on their premises. To ensure you can fully recover all the benefit you deserve, will need to prove that the owner, renter, or manager was legally obligated to provide your safety and yet failed to do so. An attorney working on your behalf can help with this.
Your lawyer will prove that your injuries were caused by a hazardous condition on the defendant’s property and that they had a legal responsibility to ensure a safe environment existed but neglected to do so. Your attorneys will show that the injuries you sustained in a slip and fall accident correlate directly to the owner’s responsibility.Illinois Slip and Fall Injury Attorneys Ready to Resolve Your Case
For decades, the network affiliate attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, Inc. have represented victims suffering a personal injury caused by slip and fall accidents. Let us handle every aspect of your case while you recover from your injuries. Our team of attorneys will focus on obtaining compensation on your behalf.
Contact us today at (888) 424-5757 to discuss the merits of your case. We accept every case with our “No Win, No-Fee” Guarantee agreement. This arrangement postpones payments for our services until after we obtain financial compensation on your behalf.Additional Information on Illinois Slip and Fall Accidents: