If you or a loved one have been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC for legal help. Thousands of people are seriously injured by slip and fall accidents each year. Property owners, towns, and cities have a serious responsibility to keep their physical estates safe for visitors. This ethical obligation is also a legal one; premises liability law in Illinois specifies that owners can be held accountable if someone is hurt on their property. This principle extends to the very ground, or floors, we walk on.
The Chicago slip and fall attorneys at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC understand that unsafe conditions can lead to terrible accidents. A hard fall can mean high medical bills, time lost working, physical pain, and intense levels of stress. Thankfully, victims of slip and fall accidents are legally entitled to financial compensation when a property owner’s negligence caused or contributed to their injury. To learn more about how our accident attorneys can help you recover compensation after a slip and fall accident, contact us today at 312-346-8620.
Why Do You Need a Lawyer?
Even though property owners can be held legally responsible for the hazardous conditions that caused an injury, owners will likely try to avoid liability by blaming the victim or arguing that the property was not dangerous. In order to prove liability, you have to prove that the property owner has been negligent in the upkeep of their premises and that that is what caused your injury. In addition to that, you also have to prove damages. Fortunately, personal injury lawyers have experience getting victims the monetary compensation they deserve, so they know how to go about this.
It is difficult to recall how exactly a fall happened. You have to remember everything, from what you were wearing on your feet, to whether or not you were able to hold onto something as you were falling down. These crucial details will be tedious to remember, but they will make or break your case. You need an experienced lawyer to give the best recount of what happened during the fall. In addition, not all of the causes of a fall will be reasons to hold a property or business owner responsible for your fall. If you slipped or tripped over your own clothing, the property owner will not be responsible for your fall. But if you slipped and fell because of the slippery or poorly constructed stairs/floor, then you may be able to hold a property owner liable. You need a lawyer to evaluate your accident and determine whether you have a case.
Furthermore, even though it may seem simple to say that an accident was responsible for your injuries and those injuries cost you money, it is not that simple in court. You and your lawyer will have to get together medical bills, previous pay stubs and tax information regarding your income, and other documentation. This is not an easy task, especially if you are suffering from a serious injury and are trying to recover. If you have an experienced lawyer on your side, you won’t have to worry about proving negligence or proving damages. Personal injury lawyers know what information you will have to gather and how to compile that information into a compelling and successful claim for you.
Despite the efforts of property owners to dodge liability, dedicated and experienced lawyers will advocate for your needs. They have extensive knowledge of the law, they are understanding and compassionate, and they are ready to fight for your rights.
Why Choose Us?
The team of trial lawyers at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC have years of experience winning slip and fall cases We are committed to helping our clients and their families get compensation after a serious accident. Our firm has built an excellent reputation for aggressive and effective legal representation . It is a track record that we have built since 1970, when the firm was founded. We have recovered millions for our clients in the past, including $250,000 for an individual client in a slip and fall case. And to prove that our lawyers are confident that we can get you the money you deserve, there will be no attorney fees until we win your case. The trial lawyers at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC are confident in our ability to represent you and win.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Unsuspecting victims have endured preventable falls on private property, in businesses, and around areas maintained by towns, cities, and states. In many cases of slip and fall accidents, a property owner can be held legally responsible for the poor conditions that caused the incident. These owners are expected to take sensible measures to keep their floors, sidewalks, parking lots, and stairways safe for their visitors or clients.
If surfaces are not constructed properly, they may become dangerous. Of course, many of the dangers that cause slip and fall accidents are actually preventable. A few examples of those dangers include:
- Snowy or icy paths
- Loose handrails or rickety stairs
- Wet, greasy, or otherwise slippery floors
- Floors or paths obstructed with items
- Improper signage around cluttered construction sites
- Holes or uneven pavement
Any of these perilous conditions can cause irreparable damage to an innocent person. Children and older Americans are especially at risk of serious physical damage in the event of a fall.
If you have been injured after a fall caused by these or other issues, you may be eligible for compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
The exact amount of compensation you can earn will depend on the details of your case. An experienced slip and fall attorney from Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC can work with you to determine the best course of action for your particular situation.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. The experienced premises liability lawyers at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC can help you hold a negligent property owner accountable for their dangerous mistake. Call us at 312-346-8620 or chat with us online to discuss your legal options with a dedicated professional.