Slip And Fall
Were you or a loved one injured in a slip and fall accident? If so, you should seek legal counsel immediately. You may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit.
When a visitor suffers serious injuries in a fall on another persons property, whether residential or business, the property owner could be held legally responsible. An attorney representing the victim must prove that the property owner’s negligence led them to suffer a significant injury that resulted in extensive medical treatment.
To prove that the property owner knew of the dangerous condition, your attorney will have to show the following:
- The property owner created the dangerous condition; or
- The property owner knew of the condition and was negligent in failing to correct it; or
- The condition existed for a long enough period of time that a reasonable property owner should have discovered and corrected it before your accident.
To hold a property owner liable for a slip and fall accident, it must be foreseeable that their negligence would create the hazard at issue. For instance, if a gallon of milk spills in a grocery store, and the store still has not noticed or cleaned up the spill by the next day, it could be argued that it was foreseeable that the grocery store’s negligence in failing to clean up the spills would result in a slip and fall accident.
In some cases, your attorney may be able to prove negligence by showing that the defendant violated a relevant statute. For instance, building codes establish where railings and other safety features must be installed. If you fell on a walkway which does not have appropriate railings, you may have a claim against a property owner based on their violation of relevant building codes.
Our attorneys have represented seriously injured slip and fall victims for over 50 years and we may be able to help you seek justice to hold any and all wrongdoers accountable. All consultations with our lawyers are free and if we accept your case you will not pay us attorneys fees until or unless we recover compensation for you.
For a free consultation, call us at (847) 728-8686 or submit a brief summary of your case through our website and we will contact you to discuss your potential lawsuit.
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