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Illinois Slip and Fall Lawyers Help Victims Get Back on their Feet

Slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of unintentional injuries in the United States. In fact, about 8 million victims are treated in hospital emergency rooms every year for injuries related to slips, trips or falls. In many cases, slip and fall accidents result in serious injuries, permanent disabilities, or even death. Although the risk for slips, trips and falls can be significantly reduced by taking the necessary precautions, many property owners and managers fail to take action. If someone else’s negligence has caused you to suffer injuries due to a slip or fall, you may be entitled to receive compensation from the responsible party.

Don’t let the financial burdens associated with your slip and fall accident interfere with your recovery. Call a personal injury attorney at Herbert Law Firm today at 312-655-7660. We’ll help you obtain fair compensation for your injuries so you can get back on your feet.

Proving Negligence in Slip and Fall Accidents

In Illinois, property owners, managers and certain other entities are obligated to take reasonable steps to maintain a safe, hazard-free environment. Unfortunately, when an accident occurs it is up to the victim and his or her personal injury attorney to prove that the defendant owner was negligent.

Not sure if you have a slip and fall injury case? Our slip and fall lawyers will start by determining two important questions.

1) What caused the fall that led to the injury?

2) How long had the hazard been there?

These answers will go a long way toward telling us if you have a slip and fall case and exactly what needs to be done next.

There are four elements that are essential to obtain a successful verdict in a slip and fall accident case. It must be established that:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care. A thorough evaluation of the case can help determine which parties had the duty to maintain the property and address any hazardous conditions that were present, within reasonable means.
  • A dangerous condition existed. Would a reasonable person have identified the condition as being dangerous? Did the defendant have the opportunity to remedy the situation before the accident happened? For example, by leaving hazardous debris in a walkway for an extended period of time, it was reasonably foreseeable that a person might trip and fall, which could result in injuries.
  • The defendant had knowledge of the dangerous condition, or should have known about it. If the defendant failed to complete the typical industry practices regarding inspections, maintenance and repairs, it can often be proven that improper premises management resulted in the dangerous conditions that caused your injuries.
  • The hazardous condition caused injuries or death. The injury victims must have suffered verifiable damages due to the dangerous condition.

Experienced Slip and Fall Attorneys in Chicago

If you’ve been injured in a slip or fall, our Chicago attorneys have the experience and resources to help you make your case. Adept at proving property owners liable, we act fast, immediately investigating your case and securing evidence and witnesses before they become unavailable. Contact us today at 312-655-7660 for a free case evaluation.

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