Slip and fall accidents are quite common, especially during the winter months when sidewalks are covered with ice and snow. Sometimes these accidents happen due to wet floors or other hazards in grocery stores, malls, hotels, restaurants, and even the workplace. And while they may sound benign, thousands of deaths actually occur each year due to these falls.
Property owners have a duty to keep property reasonably safe for public visitors, and if they fail to, they could be held liable for any injuries, medical expenses and pain and suffering you or a loved one may incur.
With over 50 years combined experience, the Law Office of Martin L. Glink, provides personalized, high quality legal representation to aggressively protect the rights of our clients who are injured in slip and fall accident. This includes filing slip and fall lawsuits in Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, and Will Counties.
Some of the common causes of slip, trip and falls include:
Bringing a claim related to a slip, trip, or fall case can be difficult because it may depend on how long a particular hazard existed, as well as the property owner’s previous knowledge of the hazard. Specifically, the victim must prove that the property owner created the unsafe condition that caused the accident, or failed to maintain the property, and knew or should have known of the hazard but did not provide warning to those legally using the property. Also, special rules exist for property owned or leased by units of local government.
Damages that are typically sought in these cases include any medical expenses, lost earnings, and any related to pain and suffering, including any permanent disfigurement and/or emotional distress.
If your or a loved one has suffered from a slip or fall accident, contact our firm at (847) 394-4900 or online for a free consultation with one of our attorneys. You may be entitled to filing a claim for premises liability or negligence. You can also learn more about our firm here. We are here to listen and help.
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