When visiting any business or private residence, we reasonably expect the owners to safely maintain the property’s condition to limit the slips, falls, and other accidents. Unfortunately, many people are injured from slipping on wet floors, tumbling down defective stairs, or tripping on uneven surfaces. Slip and fall accidents are a common type of premises liability claim and, in many instances, are entirely preventable.
At Kasan Law, our Chicago and Illinois slip and fall lawyers will fight for your right to obtain compensation from the responsible party. If you or a loved one has suffered a slip and fall injury due to someone else’s actions or negligence, contact our office for a free consultation and case review.
A slip and fall accident generally under the area of personal injury known as premises liability. Generally, premises liability law provides that owners and occupants of the property owe a duty to use reasonable care in maintaining any property under their control. This duty is usually owed to those on the property lawfully, such as a business’ customers or social guests that are permitted on the property. If negligent actions or inaction on the part of the owner result in a guest or visitor suffering injuries, the owner can and should be held financially responsible. Importantly, premises liability applies to commercial properties and private homeowners.
In order to successfully recover compensation for a slip and fall injury, premises liability law requires the following to be proven:
In addition, premises liability law requires you to prove that the property owner had notice of the defective condition and did not take reasonable steps to provide a safe environment.
Receiving compensation for a slip and fall injury accident that was not your fault can provide essential financial support and medical assistance. If you or a family member has been injured due to a slip and fall accident caused by a property owner’s careless, negligent, or reckless actions, you may be eligible to receive compensation for the injuries, which could include economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are meant to help cover bills, expenses, and property loss. Economic damages provide compensation for the monetary losses you have experienced and can include:
Non-economic damages are meant to compensate the victim and place a monetary value on the intangible and non-financial losses they suffered after an accident, such as:
Due to the complexity and various factors involved with slip and fall accidents, it is crucial to determine the cause of the accident and party responsible for the victim’s injuries. While there are many different reasons slip and fall accidents occur, some common causes are:
When slip and fall accidents occur, various individuals or entities might be responsible, including the property owner, tenant, employee, employer, or individual.
Depending on the severity of the accident, slip and fall injuries can range from minor to severe. Some examples of slip and fall injuries victims may suffer include:
Medical treatment for slip and fall injuries can become expensive and may require extensive treatment and surgeries. Filing a claim detailing the damages you or your loved one has suffered could provide some financial relief needed to recover.
At Kasan Law, we take all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means you will not pay any legal fees unless we get you compensation for your case. Our consultations are free and carry no obligations.
As with any personal injury case, you must act quickly to protect your legal rights. If you or a family member has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact our Chicago and Illinois slip and fall accident attorneys to schedule your free consultation by calling (312) 300-6724, e-mailing us at [email protected], or schedule your consultation online.