After you suffered a fall, you assured everyone that you were all right and that no real harm was done. You were so embarrassed when it happened that you just wanted to get past the incident, waving away offers of help. But in the next few days, you started to feel dizziness, disorientation, and pains that went beyond simple bumps and bruises. Now that you have realized the full extent of your injuries, is it too late to get the compensation you need to heal?
Slip and fall accidents are often more dangerous than victims realize. It may take a while for victims to realize just how hurt they have been after a slip or trip, but wary property owners will immediately go into damage control mode. A victim who does not document the circumstances of his fall is less likely to be able to prove his story in court–and the negligent property owner may correct the condition while the victim is still recovering.
As Oak Lawn slip and fall lawyers, our attorneys move quickly to prove that the property owner was negligent in causing your fall, getting you the payments you need for your emergency room visit, medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call us today to tell us your story and have us explain your rights.
Our attorneys help victims of all types of slip and fall accidents, including:
Shopping centers. Owners and operators of shopping centers, such as malls and grocery stores, must provide a relatively safe environment for their customers. Stores can be held liable for a fall directly caused by an employee (such as leaving tripping hazards on walkways), or if the fall was caused by a dangerous condition that the owner knew about and did not correct (such as a wet floor that was not marked by a sign and had been in plain view for several hours).
Parking lots. Potholes, uneven grading, and failure to provide proper lighting can all cause tripping and falling in parking lots. A backward fall on a hard surface can cause serious back problems or a traumatic brain injury that leads to permanent disability.
Sidewalks. All businesses have a duty to make sure their sidewalks and walkways are safe for travel. Ice, snow, uneven pavement, road defects, tree roots breaking through the surface, improper grading, and hardware protruding into the walking surface are just a few hazards that can increase the odds of a fall.
Private residences. It is unfortunately common for people to suffer trip and fall injuries in apartments and other people’s houses. Many of these accidents are caused by negligence, or a failure to correct a known problem on the premises. If your fall was caused by uneven stairs, torn carpet, lack of proper handrails, or rotten or warped flooring, you could collect compensation.
Our attorneys have been working on behalf of injury victims for decades, and we know how stressful and infuriating the recovery process can be. When we step in to take over your injury claim, we stay in constant contact with you and update you regularly on the status of your case. Call our firm today or fill out our online contact form to make an appointment in our Chesterton offices.