SLIP & FALLS LAWYER IN ELMHURST, IL
Slip and fall accidents can be often overlooked when it comes to the actual danger they present in your home or place of business. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, slip and fall accidents accounted for over $31 billion in annual medical costs in 2014 -- a fact that goes to show that slip and fall accidents are not only dangerous, but they have the potential to rack up significant medical costs. In the state of Illinois, these cases usually fall under the umbrella of premises liability litigation, which refers to a specific line of cases that involve a property owner or occupier being liable for the injuries sustained by someone else on their property.
Typically in these cases, the property owner or occupier can be held liable for injuries sustained on their property if the injured party can prove the following:
An unsafe or defective condition caused the injury
The property owner or occupier knew or should have known about the unsafe or defective condition that caused the injury
The property owner or occupier failed to correct or otherwise warn others of the unsafe or defective condition
WHAT TYPES OF CASES HAS SUBURBAN INJURY LAW GROUP HANDLED?
I've worked with a number of clients who have been injured in the act of a slip or fall. There can be a variety of different circumstances that can lead to someone falling and injuring themselves, and in many cases, these falls could have been prevented. Some of the most common cases I've worked on over the years include:
Unsafe or defective conditions as a result of unnatural accumulations of snow and ice
Inadequate lighting that leads to tripping or falling
Inadequate locks and/or security that lead to tripping or falling
Ripped or defective carpeting and flooring
Broken and dilapidated stairs and floors
Foreign substances left on floors or stairs
Cracked and broken sidewalks and entries
IF YOU’VE BEEN INJURED, YOU NEED TO ACT FAST.
Like many personal injury cases, timing is often crucial to the successful outcome of your case. If you've been the victim of a slip and fall accident, you need to act fast in order to record and investigate all the details of your case. Even small details can be affected by time, such as the ice melting, or the foreign substance you slipped on drying up. Recording these details will be critical in the process of building your case, and the sooner you have someone you trust cataloging all of these details for you, the better your chances will be at winning compensation for your injuries. So, don't wait — call Suburban Injury Law Group to set up a free consultation today, and let me begin working to get you the justice you deserve.
SLIP & FALL ATTORNEY IN IL
Slip and fall injuries may seem innocent enough, but severe injuries can result from any kind of fall, leaving you with significant medical expenses. Fortunately, you may not have to bear this financial burden on your own. If you’ve been injured in a fall, contact me today to discuss your case during a free consultation.