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No one expects to suffer an injury while walking into a department store or eating at a restaurant. Unfortunately, accidents on other’s premises or properties are all too common. When an accident occurs as a result of a property owner’s negligence, victims may be eligible to file a slip and fall accident claim. In order to file a claim, however, it is important for you to establish that the property owner clearly failed in his duty to provide a reasonably safe premises for all users. If you have suffered injuries as a result of another person’s negligence in such misfortunate accidents, you need professional legal representation. Chicago slip and fall lawyer Michael Brennan is dedicated to representing victims of fall accidents in and across the Cook County region.
Under Illinois law, property owners must maintain safe premises for all visitors. When property owners fail to do so, dangerous conditions are created on the premises, and these conditions can be serious enough to cause injuries. For instance, improperly maintained floors, puddles of water on the ground, improperly stacked merchandise, broken stairs, defective guardrails or other dangerous conditions can cause serious injuries. A slip and fall accident can result in brain injuries, spinal injuries and paralysis.
Plaintiff slip and fell on glitter in a craft store, suffering a torn meniscus. During deposition, the craft store manager admitted that spilled glitter was a common “known hazard”. The case settled prior to trial for $140,000.
Soon after a slip and fall accident, it is important to establish all of the damages that you have suffered. These financial damages will include not just medical expenses and lost income, but also damages for pain and suffering. Your Chicago slip and fall accident attorney will negotiate with insurance companies in order to recover a substantial settlement for you. If that doesn’t happen however, you have the right to take your case to trial in order to recover damages.
Michael J. Brennan is a longtime Chicago attorney, who has been representing victims of personal injury in the Chicago region for several decades. When you retain us, we immediately get in touch with the insurance company, and get to work filing your claim. We will establish the financial damages that you have suffered, and will demand that the insurance company pay your damages immediately. However, if the insurance company is not prepared to provide you with a settlement that is in your best interest, we will not hesitate to take your case to court.
We pride ourselves on the high level of professional legal guidance and service that we offer clients. With our years of experience and solid expertise in dealing with insurance companies and litigating cases, we have developed a reputation for solid results for our clients. We provide personal attention to each of our clients, and ensure that clients are frequently updated about the progress of their case. Call our office today for a free evaluation of your case, and determine how you can begin receiving compensation for your damages.