Extensive Experience in Chicago Slip and Fall Cases
A large city like Chicago features many excellent restaurants, shopping centers, boutique shops and other fantastic attractions, but the environment also means slip and fall accidents are more likely. You could even be hurt in your own apartment building and suffer serious injuries. As a victim, you could incur hefty medical bills and be out of work due to your injuries. The pain and suffering can be considerable, and even taking a toll on your personal relationships.
Illinois Property Owners Have Legal Obligations
Owners and managers of property in Illinois have a duty to keep the premises safe for members of the public who may enter upon it. If you are injured in a slip and fall accident due to a failure to comply with this legal responsibility, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses. These incidents fall under the theory of premises liability, but the process for filing a claim under Illinois law is extremely complex.
Our slip and fall attorneys at Michael T. Friedman & Associates have extensive knowledge of the complicated statues and experience fighting on behalf of injured victims. We will fight to protect your right to compensation if you were hurt as a result of a property owners negligence. Our lawyers provide assistance with all types of slip and fall accidents, including:
- Slippery surfaces, when a property owner fails to clean up spills or debris within a reasonable time;
- Falling debris or unsafe conditions that are present upon the premises due to cleaning or construction;
- Cracked or broken sidewalks, driveways, entryways, and other hazardous exterior spaces that can cause injury;
- Blocked aisles or walkways which are impassable due to inventory, ladders, debris, boxes, or equipment; and,
- Many other slip and fall scenarios that cause injury to a victim.
You May Be Entitled to Compensation for Your Losses
The range of injuries you may suffer in a slip and fall accident in Chicago is extensive. In serious cases, you may sustain head trauma, spinal cord injuries, and bone fractures; even minor falls may lead to painful cuts, sprains, bruises, and soft tissue injuries. As a victim you may be entitled to compensation for your losses, including:
- The costs of medical treatment;
- Lost wages;
- Pain and suffering; and,
- Other losses depending on your circumstances.
Note that your amount of compensation may be reduced under Illinois’ comparative negligence law if your own actions contributed in some way to your slip and fall accident. For instance, you may not recover the full amount of compensation if you were in a restricted area marked by a sign. In such a case, your financial recovery will be reduced by the amount of fault attributable to your own conduct.
Set up a Consultation with a Skilled Slip and Fall Lawyer in Chicago, IL
If you sustained injuries in a slip and fall accident due to a property owner’s negligence, please contact the Chicago office of Michael T. Friedman & Associates at 312-339-8816 or check out our website. We can schedule a free consultation to discuss the details of your case.