Slip & Fall Accidents
Chicago Slip and Fall Lawyer
The amount of property that is in need of repair in Chicagoland is unacceptable, to say the least. The Illinois injury attorneys at Steven J. Malman & Associates, P.C. in Chicago will insistently pursue a valid personal injury claim following a slip and fall accident.
There are countless explanations as to why slip and fall accidents happen. A deli owner might have overlooked the spilled water that came from a leak in his refrigerator. An apartment hallway may have inadequate lighting. There may be cracks or broken pieces on a sidewalk, items on the floor that shouldn’t be there, or a damaged step in a dim stairwell. The location may have certain conditions that make it unsafe or hazardous, leading to severe injuries such as broken bones, cuts, spinal cord injuries, head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, or bruises.
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There are several different slip and fall situations. Some examples include:
- The classic “slip and fall” accident: Someone’s foot fails to connect properly with the floor, and he or she slips and falls.
- The “trip and fall”: A person trips on an object or uneven ground.
- The “step and fall”: Someone steps into an object, like a hole on the ground, and falls.
- The “stumble and fall”: The victim stumbles over an item on the floor.
Slip and fall accidents are personal injuries and require the help of an Illinois slip and fall attorney who can provide a competent evaluation of your case, and will deal with the landowner or his/her insurance provider.
At the Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates, P.C., our Chicago slip and fall attorneys employ specialists who concentrate on the various factors involved in a slip and fall accident. They can find “coefficient of friction” by analyzing how slick the ground was in comparison to your shoes. This means that our Chicago slip and fall lawyer can measure even the most difficult-to-prove slip and fall accidents and get you the compensation you deserve.
When building your case, our Chicago slip and fall attorneys will consider number of factors. The type of injury that you’ve suffered, and whether the slip and fall accident took place on private, public, or commercial property, for example. Like dog bites, slip and fall accidents fall under the legal area known as “premises liability law”, which holds property owners responsible when an accident happens on their property because the conditions were unsafe or hazardous.
Slip and fall cases may also have more than one accountable party. For instance, let’s say an elderly woman slipped, fell, and broke her back in a restaurant because the tiles on the floor of the women’s bathroom were uneven. In this case, the restaurant owner who leases the building, the landlord of the building, and the contractors that incorrectly fitted the tiles might all be accountable for her back injury. The elderly woman may need to deal with numerous insurance companies when making an injury claim, which is another reason that it is important to retain the services of a good personal injury attorney in Chicago who knows how to correctly handle slip and fall cases.
Let Chicago Slip and Fall Attorneys at Malman Law Work for You
At the Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates, P.C., our Chicago personal injury attorneys have the understanding, talents, and funds to provide you with excellent legal representation in your slip and fall misfortune. Not only do we want you to receive the maximum compensation to cover your medical bills, lost wages, discomfort and suffering, but we are committed to getting the owners and occupants of private and commercial real estate to make their property safe for others.
We are conveniently located in the “Loop” of Downtown Chicago, with many of our slip and fall clients coming to us from the neighboring areas of Cook County, including Blue Island, Cicero, Berwyn, South Holland, Matteson, Oak Lawn, Lansing, Bellwood, Hazel Crest, Homewood, Chicago Heights, Westchester, Olympia Fields, Maywood, Dolton, Riverside, Sauk Village, Oak Park, and Harvey. We also have injury clients in DuPage County, Lake County, and Will County.
To schedule your free consultation with the Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates, P.C., call us at (312) 629-0099 or toll-free at 1-888-MALMAN LAW (625-6265). Request a Free Slip and Fall Accident Case Evaluation Today.