Accident Lawyer in Illinois

Slip and Fall

When you enter a property for the first time, chances are you don’t bring a flashlight, slip-resistant shoes and a helmet with you. The reason, of course, is that you expect the area to be safe and free from danger. You have the right to make this assumption based on the law of property liability. If you have been injured on someone’s property due to poor maintenance, you also have the right to file an accident lawsuit.

One of the most common accidents related to poor property maintenance is a slip and fall accident. This may be a result of poor flooring, cracked pavement, fresh mopping of the area or any other condition that makes a pedestrian likely to slip and injure themselves. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, please contact a skilled Chicago slip and fall accident attorney from The Law Offices of Your Chicago Accident Attorney.

If a property owner is aware of a slip and fall hazard, they are legally required to take action to correct the problem and warn visitors about the issue until it is fixed. A crucial part of these lawsuits is the ability of your Illinois accident lawyer to prove that the property owner was aware of the problem and failed to act. Your attorney will need to show the owner was knowledgeable about the issue by obtaining witness testimonies, security footage and any other evidence.

Our Injury Attorney Can Advise You

While some people mistakenly believe you must be victimized by a crippling injury in order to take action, your Chicago accident attorney will urge you to take action immediately, even if your injuries seem to be short term. This is true for a number of reasons. First of all, these accidents are subject to a statute of limitations, so you only have a limited amount of time to take action. Next, many of these accidents have long term effects, which will not show up until later in life. You will need an expert doctor to look over your injuries and evaluate the long-term damage. Lastly, even minor injuries, like broken bones, can still result in major medical expenses, which you should not have to cover as a victim of poor property maintenance.

If you have been injured to any extent due to a slip and fall injury, please contact a Chicago accident lawyer from the law offices of Your Chicago Accident Attorney. We look forward to helping you get back to your everyday life.