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No one expects to suffer an injury while walking into a department store or eating at a restaurant. However, if a business in Illinois is open to the public, it has an obligation to make sure that it keeps its location reasonably safe. This means that owners and employees must promptly clean up spills in that business and address any other hazardous conditions. Unfortunately, not all businesses take adequate reasonable care—and as a result, you may suffer a slip and fall accident as a result.
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, including a sidewalk accident, victims may be eligible to file a trip 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 unfortunate 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.
Trip and fall cases can be complex and businesses along with the insurance companies use expensive legal teams to try to get cases dismissed, or pay as little as possible to an accident victim.
Michael J. Brennan has been working slip and fall cases for over 30 years and knows the tricks that insurance companies will try to use to reduce the payout amounts. Along with the team here in Chicago, we have many decades of experience in winning accident cases for our clients and getting the highest possible compensation.
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.
Though it is possible to sustain a slip and fall injury without it being caused by another’s negligence, most slip and fall cases are due in part to the negligence of someone else. Some of the most common causes of slip and falls include:
Slip and falls are often assumed to be minor accidents—after all, almost everyone has fallen down at one point in their life. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, falls are the leading cause of injury and accidental death in older adults.
Most times, slip and fall accidents will result in a minor bump. But unfortunately, some slip and fall accidents can cause surprisingly severe injuries if one lands the wrong way.
The following are the most common slip-and-fall injuries that the lawyers of MJB Law have seen among the clients we serve throughout Chicago:
Our firm has a reputation for providing quality and sensitive legal services. We respond to all phone calls and emails within a period of 24 hours and ensure that you are frequently updated about the progress of your case. Our Chicago and Orland Park attorneys are always available to answer your questions.
Whether you have suffered an accident with moderate injuries, or whether your fall has resulted in more serious injuries, contact our law firm for an initial evaluation of your case.