Michael J. Brennan Injury & Accident Lawyer stands up for slip-and-fall accident victims in Orland Park. We stand up to business owners and corporations to demand full compensation for our clients to make sure they have everything they need during injury recovery. We offer a free and confidential case consultation to all Cook County victims. Contact us today to schedule a no-obligation appointment with a real lawyer.
If you take a fall on someone’s property and you only suffer some soreness and bruising, you may not need a lawyer for your case. But when injuries are more serious and a store owner or a property owner contributed to your accident, having a lawyer can make a big difference in the support you receive.
When something like a hip fracture or a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is involved, medical bills and physical therapy fees will escalate. This triggers a negative response from the at-fault party’s insurance provider. Insurance adjusters looking to avoid having to pay out fair compensation will try to find ways to blame you for your accident or downplay your injury. This allows them to get away with providing less than you need to recover.
Your lawyer is a protective shield against this kind of underhanded treatment. Your lawyer fully investigates the circumstances surrounding your case and then uses the evidence collected to force an insurance company to offer you the most possible for your injury.
Indiana’s premises liability laws demand that property owners and operators show their visitors, customers, clients, and tenants a legal “duty of care.” They must monitor their stores and businesses for hazards their own actions may have created and the obstacles other visitors may have left behind.
State law requires that their premises be inspected for hazards like a puddle of water or a damaged stairwell regularly. Once a danger appears, property owners and corporate owners have a reasonable amount of time to repair or clean up the hazard. When they fail in this duty and victims slip on a slick spot or fall down a set of stairs, victims are empowered to seek help in paying for their recovery.
A landlord’s or a business owner’s commercial liability insurance is called upon to provide support for a victim’s injury. Unfortunately, insurance adjusters are paid to try to limit the support patients receive. This could leave victims short on the money they need to pay every medical bill.
When you are hurt at a store chain, like Walmart, corporate lawyers may also be called in to get their employers out of taking the blame. Your Orland Park premises liability lawyer is your shield when adjusters and corporate attorneys begin to pick apart your case.
As Orland Park families make grocery runs or simply walk across their apartment complexes they are exposed to a lot of slip-and-fall hazards they may never notice.
They pop up in heavy foot traffic areas more often than you’d expect. A pothole in a parking lot at a restaurant might catch your foot to send you down for a trip-and-fall knee injury. Some juice a child spills on a hard floor at the Orland Square Mall might send you backward to hit your head on a bench.
These dangers will always be present where there are a lot of people, but when owners and operators don’t monitor for them and take care of what they find, the risks multiply and people get hurt.
These are just a few of the hazards that are common around Orland Park:
These obstacles and others can leave store owners and property managers fully liable for injuries, but their insurance providers aren’t likely to write a check immediately. Their adjusters will look for ways to pin a fall on you. They may say that you were clumsy or that your shoes were worn out. Your Orland Park lawyer proves these accusations wrong and then works to maximize the compensation money you receive in a slip-and-fall settlement check.
Victims of slip-and-falls can fall backward to hit their heads on shelving or the hard floor. They may suffer severe concussions or TBIs. Victims might also fall and break a hip bone and suffer other health consequences while they must remain immobile for weeks or months. Victims can also try to catch themselves and end up breaking a wrist.
Victims of trip-and-falls might fall forward to land with their full weight on a kneecap. They might fall on their faces to break a nose or knock some teeth out.
These are just a few of the serious injuries that could result from a slip-and-fall. With such serious consequences possible, your lawyer will be concerned with getting support not just for your current bills, but for the cost of care you may require in the future.
Your Michael J. Brennan Injury & Accident Lawyer files a claim that includes every hardship you’ve endured since your accident. That includes the physical, financial, and emotional damages:
Yes. Victims and property owners can share liability in an accident. You may have been looking at a cell phone when you fell, but as long as you are found to be less than 50% to blame for your accident, you can seek full or partial injury compensation.
Illinois allows personal injury victims up to two years to file claims. You shouldn’t wait years to file though. Take action quickly to allow your lawyer to gather evidence before it becomes difficult to track down.
Michael J. Brennan works on a contingency basis. It means you won’t owe anything unless he wins your case for you. Then his attorney fee comes out of the settlement money you and your family are awarded.
Illinois personal injury attorney, Michael J. Brennan serves victims in Orland Park and across Cook County. He has over 35 years of legal experience and is a former State’s Attorney for Cook County. He has earned his reputation as a fierce negotiator and an aggressive trial lawyer.
If you or a loved one were in a slip-and-fall accident due to a store employee or a property owner’s negligence, you do not have to face your financial or legal issues alone. Contact MJB Law to schedule a case consultation that’s free and comes with no obligation for you. It’s a way to stay informed of every benefit available to you and your family before an insurance company tries to limit the support you receive.
Mr. Brennan is ready to ensure your rights are honored, you receive a fair financial recovery, and justice is served for your injuries and losses.