Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys in Chicago
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A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere and can leave you with serious injuries. When that accident was caused because someone was negligent, you deserve financial compensation. Recovering that compensation can be complicated. The slip and fall accident attorneys at Keating Law Offices, P.C. can help.
When a visitor or guest of another person’s premises slips or trips and then falls and suffers injuries, the property owner or occupant may be liable. In Illinois, for a victim to prevail in a slip and fall case, the victim and her attorneys must prove that the property owner or occupant was negligent.
To prove negligence, the victim and her attorneys must show that:
- The property owner or occupant had a duty of care to the victim
- The property owner or occupant failed to meet that duty
- But for that failure, the victim would not have been injured
- That failure (and not something else) caused the victim’s injury
- The victim was injured and suffered damages as a result
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In a slip and fall case, the owner or occupant must have created dangerous conditions that caused the victim’s injury, knew about the dangerous condition but failed to warn the victim, should have known about the dangerous condition had he exercised reasonable care, or failed to maintain the property.
Slip and fall accidents happen on commercial business premises, as well as on private residential premises. Our firm has experience representing victims of slip and fall accidents. If you, or a loved one, have suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident as a result of negligence, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible.
You generally have two years from the date of your bicycle accident to take legal action to seek financial compensation. It is only one year if it is a state or local municipality. While there are some exceptions for minors and disabled people, in any event it is important than you act quickly. It can take time to build a case. It’s also important to investigate what happened. Evidence can eventually be lost or destroyed. The memories of witnesses can fade. The sooner you seek legal advice, the sooner a lawyer can start working on your case.
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A slip and fall accident is more than an annoyance. It can result in many kinds of injuries that impact your life, ranging from mild to severe. Some examples include muscle sprains and strains, cuts and bruises, broken bones, injuries to the head or neck and back injuries.
Medical expenses for treating your injuries can add up quickly and become overwhelming. You may need surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy and medication. If you are unable to return to work right away, there is less money coming in. This can lead to financial difficulties and you may find it difficult to make ends meet.
Recovering compensation in a slip and fall case is complicated for many reasons. One is that negligent often do not accept responsibility and deny doing anything wrong. Another is that insurance companies will try to pay you as little as they possibly can – preferably nothing.
Our attorneys take your case seriously right from the start. When we meet with you, we’ll review the details of your case and go over your options. Our legal team can then investigate your accident to get the facts. We know how to gather evidence that supports your claim and holds negligent parties accountable.