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Chicago Slip and Fall Lawyer

A Chicago Slip and Fall Lawyer Can Help You Recover Compensation

Our Chicago personal injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC believe that those responsible for your serious personal injury should be held fully accountable when their disregard for public safety results in an injury.

One of our Chicago slip and fall attorneys will fight on your behalf when you have been injured due to a property owner's negligence.

We are available for a free consultation at your convenience. Even better, we don't charge a fee until we win a settlement for you!

million people injured each year in slip & falls

Have You Sustained an Injury After a Slip and Fall on Another Person's Property?

Are you one of the millions of people who have experienced a slip and fall injury? You may be entitled to obtain fair compensation for the cost of your medical bills and lost wages and are looking for some help with your Chicago slip and fall case.

You want to hold the owner of the property accountable for their inability to provide a hazard-free environment for the benefit of public safety.

You know that it is the property owner's responsibility to keep their grounds maintained in a way that limits the likelihood of slip and fall accidents as well as other accidents - and that they've failed to do that.

We've Handled Fall Cases Just Like Yours

Our experienced fall accident lawyers know the serious injuries that can occur in these slip and fall cases, from broken bones to traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and even death.

When you hire our slip and fall attorney, you can trust that you are hiring an experienced professional who knows how to negotiate a settlement for full and fair compensation for your injuries.

The personal injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, know common tactics used by defendants and have handled many cases where the unsafe conditions on the property caused your damages.

We also handled cases where the owners made attempts to cover up the accident scene to avoid responsibility. Our Chicago, IL law office has access to medical professionals, accident reconstruction specialists, economists, and social workers.

Our law firm can connect you with resources critical to your physical recovery while representing your legal rights. We also rely on these same individuals to provide compelling testimony that establishes the value of your personal injury claim when seeking slip and fall settlements.

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Cases

A range of situations can cause personal injuries from slip and fall accidents including if the property owner hired a contracted employee who then caused the dangerous situation.

We commonly see serious injury cases in Chicago, IL, caused by slip and fall accidents on:

Whether you have been injured in a hotel, restaurant, shopping mall, airport, construction site, or nursing home, our lawyers have seen it all.

We have represented fall victims in incidents involving stairways, parking lots, and swimming pool decks.

Like a car accident, grocery store slipping & falling event is also incredibly common. Each injury attorney in our office has represented people injured in falls at large, reputable chain stores such as Walmart, Target, Lowes, Home Depot, and Costco.

fall injury demographics by age group

Have You Sustained an Injury After a Slip and Fall on Another Person's Property?

Are you one of the millions of people who have experienced a slip and fall injury? You may be entitled to obtain fair compensation for the cost of your medical bills and lost wages and are looking for some help with your Chicago slip and fall case.

You want to hold the property owner accountable for their inability to provide a hazard-free environment for the benefit of public safety.

You know that it is the property owner's responsibility to keep their grounds maintained in a way that limits the likelihood of slips, falls, and other accidents - and that they've failed to do that.

More specifically, we have argued Chicago accident cases for clients in slip and fall accidents caused by:

  • Poorly maintained premises with worn carpets, extension cords, or debris cluttering the floor at a business
  • Cluttered work sites where construction workers are present
  • Negligently maintained apartment building with poor lighting and defective stairways.
  • Poor conditions in nursing homes, such as debris and water on floors
  • Store merchandise cluttering an aisle at a large store
  • Freshly mopped or waxed floors at a restaurant or grocery store without a 'wet floor' sign
  • Water or other liquids sitting on the floor of a business or office for an extended time
  • Inadequate lighting in a hotel or apartment building results in poor visibility

From this vast experience with slip and fall accidents in Illinois, you can rest assured that our injury accident lawyers will give your case the best chance of a favorable and fair settlement. In addition, through our free consultation, we will advise you on the best way forward.

Wins For our Slip and Fall Clients Across Chicago, Cook County, Lake County, and Across Illinois

Below are some examples of slip and fall accidents that our trial lawyers have won for people who have been hurt on the property of someone else.

  • $166,200: Woman who fractured her arm while exiting her favorite restaurant when she tripped over a tangled doormat hazard.
  • $300,000: A settled case involved a carpenter who injured his back and hip falling at a construction site over scattered construction debris.
  • $500,000: Recovery for an older man who fractured his hip due to liquids on the floor of his nursing home.
  • $610,000: An accident report showed that a property owner was held responsible for slip/fall damages after a tenant fell on broken stairs, requiring immediate medical attention.
  • $2,100,000: The slip/fall suit was settled during a mediation session for a woman harmed in an auto accident in a Chicago parking lot. She suffered a fractured leg and hip, requiring extensive rehabilitation after the car accident.

What to Expect from Your Slip and Fall Lawyer

When you hire an attorney from our law firm, you can expect a close attorney-client relationship throughout your accident case.

Your dedicated injury attorney will see you through the process of legal action:

  • Investigation: We will determine if you have a valid case by looking at the cause of why the fall happened, the unsafe conditions, and who the liable party might be, based on evidence and the accident report.
  • Personal Injury Suit: We will file a case with the property owner's liability insurance provider. The insurer will then send an adjuster who will begin investigating your accident, gathering evidence, and making an offer to settle the serious injury case. Our experienced slip/fall lawyers provide the insurance adjuster with copies of your medical records and medical bills related to your injuries. We also regularly provide them with reports from treating doctors so they can assess your personal injury claim.
  • Lawsuit: If the at-fault party doesn't agree to settle, our trial attorneys will assess the option of filing a lawsuit and guide you through the entire legal process of discovery, pre-trial motions, and, eventually, trial.

Helpful Information About Slip and Fall Accident Cases in Chicago

Our law firm has put together some helpful information for your convenience to give you some context about your slipping and falling accident case in Illinois.

  • The burden of proof: Illinois premises liability law requires you to prove that the property owner or property manager did not take reasonable steps to provide a safe environment and had actual notice of a defective condition.
  • Insurance: Property owners should have insurance for premises liability cases. Once a case is settled, this insurance company will directly pay the plaintiff on behalf of the business owner or private individual. These insurance companies know how to fight these cases and try not to pay the fall victim.
  • Damages: If you have been injured due to an accident on another person's private property, you may be entitled to seek compensation for ongoing medical bills (hospital and emergency room visits), the cost of future medical attention, lost wages, out-of-pocket legal expenses, and pain and suffering. Normally, non-economic damages double or triple a plaintiff’s out-of-pocket bills.

In addition to seeking compensation for past and future wage loss, the main goal of filing a slip and fall accident case is to obtain full reimbursement for your medical bills.

many workers' comp cases related to falls

FAQs About a Chicago Slip and Fall Accidents

Below are some frequently asked questions about slipping and falling by some clients who have suffered serious injuries in Chicago. If you or a loved one was hurt on someone else's property, contact us for a free consultation with an experienced slip and fall lawyer.

Contact an attorney at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone number) or use the contact form today for information, immediate legal representation, or schedule a free consultation on how to seek maximum compensation.

How long do I have to file a Chicago slip and fall accident injury lawsuit?

You have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit or take legal action in Illinois after a slip and fall accident occurs.

If victims do not notice their fall injuries, courts might award them more time to file. However, since the slip and fall incident is so traumatic and obvious, plaintiffs find it difficult to seek and obtain additional time.

Therefore, fall victims must file their premises liability suit within two years from the day of when the accident occurred.

What do I need to prove to win a slip and fall claim in Illinois?

As the fall victim, plaintiffs need to prove liability by doing four things to win a premises liability slip and fall claim involving slip and fall injuries in Illinois.

First, the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty that could be as simple as noting the property owner needed to keep the area safe.

Second, the defendant could be held liable for their breach of duty, which could establish the property owner was aware of the defective and dangerous condition, it was left unchanged, and the property owners fail to take corrective action to prevent injuries.

What are a property owner's common defenses raised in a slip-and-fall civil suit?

The property owner or their insurance company may defend a slip and fall claim by claiming you failed to keep a proper lookout to avoid falling and that they did not have sufficient 'notice' of the condition that caused your damages.

Local laws could bar you from receiving any compensation from a negligent property owner for slip and fall injuries if you are more than 50% responsible for your slip and fall accident.

Our personal injury attorneys know the defenses commonly raised by negligent property owners in slip and fall accident injury claims. Knowing how the cases involving slip and fall accidents are defended allows us to build a strong slip and fall case for you.

Call our Chicago personal injury law office today to arrange a free legal consultation.

Can I file an Illinois workers' compensation claim if I got hurt in a slip and fall at work?

Yes, if you suffered slip and fall injuries while working, you can file a workers' compensation claim to recover benefits for your medical care and lost income. You also may be able to pursue a case with the property owners if their negligent actions (the dangerous condition was left unchanged and the property owner was aware) caused or contributed to your slipping and falling and an injury occurred.

Our fall accident attorney can assist you with both your workers' comp and slip and fall claims. Contact our Chicago, Illinois law group today to schedule a free consultation.

Is a violation of the Chicago building code negligence in a trip and fall case?

Yes. Chicago, IL building codes are designed to keep residents and visitors in a building safe. Improperly built staircases or stairs are a common cause of slips and falls, and building codes can help prove this. If you can prove that the defendant violated a law, code, or regulation, this can be taken as evidence that the defendant was negligent.

Other building codes may also be crucial in proving negligence in a compensation case. For example, if an employee of the defendant was negligent in their job (such as not maintaining a sidewalk). In that case, this can be used as evidence that they were negligent, even if the damages involved only soft tissue injuries.

What Can I Recover in a Slip and Fall Suit?

In addition to seeking compensation for past and future wage loss, the main goal of filing an Illinois slip and fall injury case is to obtain full reimbursement for your medical costs. If you need surgery, rehabilitation services, prescription medications, or suffered some other injury such as a traumatic brain injury after falling, our experienced Chicago slip and fall attorney can help ensure your medical expenses are fully reimbursed.

In addition to your out-of-pocket medical expenses, you may also be eligible for compensation if a Chicago business or homeowner is the responsible party for your slip and fall accident. Examples of these damages include:

  • Pain and suffering: Injuries from slipping and falling can cause intense pain long after the slip and fall incident.
  • Loss of consortium: If you are married, the loss of your spouse's companionship and emotional support is an element of damages in these slip and fall accident claims.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life: A slip and fall can also cause victims to lose their ability to engage in activities they used to enjoy, such as shopping, playing sports, or going out with family and friends.

17,000 people die yearly in slip and fall accidents

Meet with an Experienced Chicago Slip and Fall Lawyer for a Free Case Evaluation

Our experienced Chicago slip and fall lawyer is proud to represent injured victims in civil suits across our practice areas in Illinois.

Contact us for a free case evaluation with experienced Illinois slip and fall lawyers. We will address any potential concerns or questions about your case and explain the legal theory of premises liability law applicable to your situation.

We handle cases of slip and fall accidents on a contingency fee basis (no upfront legal fees) where we only receive a legal fee when we are successful in securing a recovery for you.

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