Not all slip and fall accidents are serious, and not all slip and fall accidents are due to the negligence of someone else. However, some are. In these instances, it is vital that you understand your rights under the law as a personal injury victim. At Malman Law, we are dedicated to helping those who deserve compensation after a slip and fall or trip and fall incident. Talk to an experienced Chicago premises liability attorney about your case today during a complimentary consultation by calling 888.836.5975.
The iconic slip and fall accident is someone slipping on water on a grocery store floor and injuring themselves as they strike the ground. However, “slip and fall” accidents can take on many forms and can be expanded into four different broad categories:
It is important to understand, though, that not all premises liability cases involve tripping and falling. You may have a premises liability case for a wide range of accidents and injuries on another person’s property, including:
Even though some slips and falls result in no injuries or minimal injuries, others can have extremely serious consequences, especially falls onto hard surfaces or falls from height. Slip and fall injuries can include:
Premises liability is a fancy legal term that conveys a relatively simple law: a property owner is responsible for keeping his or her property reasonably safe for visitors. If a property owner fails to keep his or her property reasonably free from hazards, he or she is responsible for any accidents and injuries that take place due to negligence.
If an injury victim can prove the following points, he or she may be able to collect compensation from the property owner to pay for damages, including related medical bill, related future medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
It can be difficult to understand concepts like premises liability, breach of duty, and injury law. It can also be next to impossible to handle an injury claim while you are trying to recover from your injuries or while you are caring for an injured loved one. The Illinois personal injury attorneys at Malman Law will help you:
2 years ago I was involved in a trucking accident involving a 14-wheeler truck that nearly disabled me for life. Steve fought to make sure that I received the most possible compensation for my injuries. I was about to take the insurance company’s lowball offer, but decided to call Steve first – it was the best decision I’ve made yet
NOAH TAFFELPersonal Injury Victim