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Slip and Fall Accident Attorney Chicago, IL

Slip, trip and fall accidents are one of the most common causes of serious injury and these types of accidents actually cause more people to visit the emergency room that car accidents do each year.  Slip and fall accidents are also the cause of about 25,000 deaths each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control.  Slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of workplace deaths, especially for people who are over 65 years of age.

One of the most unfortunate truths about slip and fall accidents is that most of these injuries and deaths are preventable since most injuries are caused by a hazardous condition that the property owner failed to address.  Property owners are required by law to be aware of any hazards on their property and have a responsibility to keep their property in a safe condition.  If the property is not kept in a safe condition, or if they knew about a hazard and they failed to correct it, the property owner or management company may be held responsible if someone slips or falls on their property and is injured or killed as a result.

However, in order to hold them responsible, the victim has the burden of proving that the property owner or management company’s negligence caused them to have an accident that resulted in serious injury.

Hazardous Conditions that Cause Slip and Fall Accidents

There are several different types of hazardous conditions that can cause a slip and fall accident, including:

  • Holes
  • Poor lighting
  • Slippery sidewalks from irrigation systems
  • Staircases that do not have a handrail
  • Staircases that has missing or broken steps
  • Torn or uneven carpet
  • Trash or debris on a floor or sidewalk
  • Uneven sidewalks
  • Unnatural accumulation of snow or ice
  • Wet floors

Chicago Slip and Fall Accident Attorney to Help You

If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury or death as a result of someone else’s negligence, our Chicago premises liability attorneys are here to help you get the compensation you deserve.  We have successfully defended hundreds of clients who were the victims of a slip and fall accident and we have the necessary experience and skills to help you to obtain a favorable outcome. Call us today at 312-801-2000 to get started!

In order to get compensation for your injuries, you are required by law to prove that the owner was negligent and that the negligence contributed to your accident.  In order to do so, our attorneys will need to establish:

  • How long the condition existed
  • How the condition that caused the accident came to exist
  • If the property owner was aware of this condition
  • If the owner of the property is in violation of any laws, regulations, codes or common safety practices
  • If any other similar type of accident has occurred on the property

Premises Liability Claims

A slip and fall accident can occur on any type of property, including public, private or municipal.  Our premises liability attorneys have successfully represented clients who have suffered injuries on all types of properties, including:

  • Apartment complexes
  • Churches
  • Construction sites
  • Elevators and escalators
  • Grocery stores
  • Hotels
  • Malls
  • Parking lots
  • Playgrounds
  • Private homes
  • Restaurants
  • Schools
  • Theme parks
  • Workplaces

Liability for Slip and Fall Accidents

If it cannot be proven that the property owner was negligent, you will not be able to proceed with a slip and fall case.  If you are able to prove that either:

  • The owner of the property failed to maintain their property
  • The owner of the property created an unsafe condition that caused the accident
  • Or, the owner of the property was aware of the dangerous conditions on their property, but failed to let visitors or tenants know about it

you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries.  It is also important to establish if the hazardous condition was temporary or permanent.  If it is a situation in which the condition was temporary, it may be more challenging to prove your case.  It can also be challenging to prove liability for your accident if the cause of the fall cannot be established.

There are some people who are unsure about filing a lawsuit regarding their slip and fall accident because they are embarrassed.  However, it is important to hold the responsible party liable for their negligent accidents, if they caused you to suffer an accident.  You may be eligible to file a lawsuit and seek compensation for damages.

Compensation for your Slip and Fall Injury

Our proficient attorneys will thoroughly investigate your accident, and this may include interviewing any witnesses, taking pictures of the property where the accident took place and examining the maintenance records for the property.  We will also need to get information from you, including your medical record and we will take a through documentation of your losses associated with the accident, since you may be able to seek compensation for:

  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Emotional distress
  • List of any assistive devices that are necessary
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Lost earnings
  • Medical expenses/future medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering costs

Proving Negligence for a Slip and Fall Accident

It can be challenging to prove negligence for your slip and fall accident, which is why you need our proficient personal injury attorneys to help you with your case.  We have investigated hundreds of slip and fall accidents and we understand the important of thoroughly investigations the details of each case.  Our investigation will allow us to build a case that will give you the best possible chance at receiving a favorable outcome.  We always make sure to have facts on our side. Call us at 312-801-2000 to get started today!

Slip and Fall Accidents at Work

There are many types of jobs that involve a person going onto other properties in order to do their work.  If a slip and fall accident occurs while a person is doing their work duty on another property, they may be able to take legal action against the property owner in a premises liability claim and they may also be able to seek worker’s compensation from their employer.

Contact Chicago’s Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer

For more information on your slip and fall accident, contact Kanuru Law Group today. Our top slip and fall accident lawyers are ready to speak with you, so please give us a call for a free consultation. We understand how to aggressively fight these types of accident cases and are ready to protect your rights and recover compensation for you. Call us today at 312-801-2000 to get started today!