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Slip and fall accidents, sometimes called premises liability cases, occur all too often. Many of these accidents are preventable, had the property owner simply taken the time to post warnings or fix a dangerous condition.

If you suffered from fall injuries in a slip and fall accident caused by someone else’s negligence, a slip and fall attorney from The Kryder Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers can advise you on your next best steps, begin gathering important evidence to prove liability, and seek fair compensation from a successful slip and fall claim.

How Much Could Your Chicago Slip and Fall Case Be Worth?

All slip and fall accidents are different, and your potential settlement or awards will vary depending on the facts of your case. Essentially, the amount you can seek for your injuries will depend on a few different factors, such as:

  • How serious your slip and fall accident injuries are
  • How much your medical care has cost you and is expected to cost you in the long term
  • To what extent your slip and fall injuries have affected your work and life
  • Who is liable for your injuries

Examples of Slip and Fall Injuries

For instance, it is possible that your slip and fall led you to fracture your hip and you cannot live independently in the short term. You may have sustained a TBI that has led to permanent changes in your everyday life and has reduced your ability to earn income. For such serious injuries, your case value could reflect the past, present, and ongoing costs and losses associated with your injury—and your case could be worth more than you realize.

On the other hand, don’t dismiss your case on your own if you think you only have a so-called moderate or mild injury. We can tell you what damages you may qualify to seek through a free consultation with our experienced slip and fall attorneys.

Recoverable Damages

As a slip and fall victim, you could recover compensation for many forms of losses that resulted from your injury including lost wages, medical bills, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more. You could qualify to pursue compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering, reflecting your physical pain and emotional hardships
  • Medical bills, including anything from emergency room care immediately after your fall to prescription medication to ongoing physical therapy treatments required for you to heal
  • Lost wages, reflecting the paychecks you missed because you were recovering from your injuries
  • Reduced earning capacity, reflecting any future changes in your ability to earn an income due to your injury
  • Wrongful death damages, in the event you lost a loved one to their injuries

What Determines How Much My Case Is Worth?

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Wrongful Death Damages

Whether due to a construction accident or some other form of serious injury, you may have lost a loved one to a fatal slip and fall accident. It is challenging enough to handle a personal injury claim, let alone while you are grieving a loss. We can handle every aspect of a wrongful death case for you while you take the time you need to grieve.

If you are a surviving family member of someone who passed away from a slip and fall incident, you may qualify to pursue compensation for funeral and burial costs as well as any medical expenses and costs to treat your injured loved one.

The Statute of Limitations on Slip and Fall Cases

You may want to take time to consider your options after a slip and fall. However, keep in mind that your legal options become limited if you wait too long to take action for your case.

The statute of limitations in the state of Illinois for personal injury cases and wrongful death cases is two years, per 735 ILCS 5/13-202 and 740 ILCS 180/2. This means that you generally cannot file a lawsuit more than two years after the accident occurred.

We advise getting started on your case as soon as possible because:

  • You may be unable to seek compensation if you pass this statute of limitations deadline.
  • Important evidence for your case could disappear if you wait too long.
  • If your slip and fall accident attorneys have more time to build a case, you could have a stronger case for compensation.

Why Hire an Attorney For a Slip and Fall Accident?

If you or a loved one has fallen or slipped and experienced a serious injury, consider the potential value of working with slip and fall accident lawyers from our Chicago personal injury law firm.

We will not only help you understand your options for litigation, but we can also handle every step of your case for you. If you are in pain and recovering from your injuries, you may find this assistance invaluable and a huge burden lifted off of your shoulders.

When you get help from our experienced Chicago slip and fall lawyers, we will:

Determine The Value of Your Case Based on Evidence

After your slip and fall accident, you may be contacted by an insurance company that will attempt to offer you a quick settlement. However, an early offer may not necessarily reflect the amount you deserve.

You don’t have to navigate these settlement calculations and negotiations on your own. It can be tricky to determine the full worth of your case, but we know what a fair offer looks like. To make this calculation, we will look at evidence such as your medical records, statements from your doctors, and your own statements about how the slip and fall accident affected your life.

Prove That the Liable Party Is Responsible

One of the most complicated aspects of a personal injury case is proving that someone was liable for your injuries—and that they are therefore obligated to pay you what your case is worth.

Additionally, identifying who is liable may also require some investigation, as you may not know who should be held responsible. For instance, if you slipped and fell on a sidewalk, responsible parties could include a the property or business owner or, a government entity, a private homeowner, or some other party.

We will determine who is responsible and use our understanding of the laws connected to slip and fall accidents to pursue the appropriate party.

Handle All Communications with the Other Party for You

Dealing with the back-and-forth of personal injury cases can be time-consuming and require energy—and you may not wish to spend time and energy on these details when you’re injured. We will keep you updated on the progress of your case as we negotiate for you.

Take Your Case to Court

If we can’t reach a fair settlement through negotiations, we won’t stop there. If your case qualifies to file a lawsuit, we can take your case to court. In many personal injury claims, this action will motivate the liable party to seek a fair settlement before even proceeding to trial.

The liability of a property owner may vary depending on the circumstances of your injury, and we may need to conduct a detailed investigation in order to proceed with your case.

We Have Experience Winning Slip and Fall Cases

The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers have successfully handled many premises liability cases. We are proud of our previous insurance company settlements and awards for clients, including:

  • $3.2 million for a worker injured during a fall on a construction site
  • $1.4 million for a computer programmer who slipped and fell in the restroom at work
  • $550,000 for a grocery store slip and fall case
  • $450,000 for a slip and fall on excessive walkway ice

Communication Is Key

When you work with a slip and fall attorney at The Kryder Law Group, LLC Accident and Injury Lawyers, our team prioritizes timely communication throughout the entire process of your case. We will listen to your story and be sure to answer all of your questions in a timely manner.

We will:

  • Provide a free case review with an experienced slip and fall accident lawyer, during which you can learn your legal options
  • Answer your questions about what happens in a personal injury claim and what you can expect when you seek compensation for your slip and fall accident
  • Respond to your emails and calls to keep you updated throughout your case

We Serve Illinois Injury Victims and the Greater Chicago Area

Serving clients in Chicago is just one location of our practice. If you or someone you love was injured elsewhere in Cook County, Lake County, Dupage County, Kane County, or somewhere else in Illinois, we have the resources to serve your needs.

Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents You Can Include in Your Claim

Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents in Illinois

Slip-and-falls are one of the most common ways that people are injured in the United States in nearly every age group. One in three seniors falls each year, which can result in devastating injuries. For all age groups, slips and falls are the most common causes of brain injuries and hip fractures.

Some risks that can contribute to slips and falls include:

  • Uneven walking surfaces, such as broken pavement or sidewalks
  • Slippery floors, such as those covered in liquid, snow, ice, or wax
  • Torn and curled carpets
  • Unmarked changes in flooring levels without warning signs
  • Inadequate lighting that makes it difficult to see obstacles in your path
  • Clutter, tools, loose wires, or other objects left in walkways
  • Failure to remove slippery substances from floors promptly after spills
  • Inadequate railings and guardrails on stairwells and balconies

Common Types of Injuries in Chicago Slip and Fall Accidents

After a slip and fall, you may experience anything from minor scrapes and bruises to more serious injuries. Painful fractures, lacerations, sprains, head injuries, and even spinal cord injury are all possible outcomes of Chicago slip and fall accidents.

Some of the most common types of slip and fall injuries in a premises liability case include:

Hip Fractures

Hip fractures are especially common in elderly slip and fall accident victims. Broken bones, including femur fractures and other leg fractures, can cause immense pain and require lengthy recovery times.

Head Injuries

Head injuries can range from mild to serious, including concussions, skull fractures, or traumatic brain injury. Depending on the severity of the injury, victims may suffer from dizziness and confusion or even permanent disability.

Back and Spine Injuries

Back and spine injuries may include herniated discs, spinal cord damage, or a fractured vertebrae. These types of serious injuries can mean a lifetime of chronic pain for injured victims.

Soft Tissue Injuries

Muscle, tendon and ligament tears are classified as soft tissue injuries. These can be extremely painful and may take a long time to heal, depending on the severity of the injury.

Knee Injuries

Knees are often injured in slip and fall accidents due to the way people instinctively try to break their fall with their hands or knees. Knee injuries commonly include sprains and tears of the ligaments or cartilage. Recovery time can be months or years depending on whether or not the slip and fall victims require extensive knee surgery.

What Should You Do Immediately after a Chicago Slip and Fall Accident?

The steps you take after a slip and fall incident can have significant impacts on how you are able to recover from your injuries. Every personal injury case is different. However, most slip and fall accident victims would benefit from taking the following steps after the injuries.

Report the Incident

If you are injured at a business or workplace, be sure to file an incident report directly with the company at the time of the injury. Depending on the severity of the injuries, calling the police to document the scene of the accident can also be beneficial. These incident reports describing where the accident occurred can be used as evidence by your slip and fall lawyers in a future legal case.

Seek Medical Attention

Even if you don’t think you’ve sustained any serious injuries, it is important that you seek medical attention after your slip and fall accident as soon as you can. Even if you are a doctor, it can be difficult to figure out if you have been injured. Some injuries take several days to show any symptoms–you may not realize how sore you are or that you have sustained injuries to your muscles until the next morning.

The most important thing is your health. While you may not need to take any legal action, having the medical records of your injuries can provide you with a certain peace of mind.

Discuss the Accident with a Slip and Fall Lawyer Today

The best way to figure out if you have a strong slip and fall claim is to discuss the specifics of what happened with an experienced Chicago slip and fall lawyer on our team. You may not even realize that you can pursue legal action until you discuss the case with us. In most cases, the sooner you move forward and take action, the more likely we can build a compelling case for your compensation.

Get Your Free Case Evaluation

Call our team today for your free case evaluation. A slip and fall accident lawyer can discuss the details of your situation, answer your questions, and help you determine if you have a viable slip and fall case.

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