If you or your loved one slipped and fell while on someone else’s property in Oak Lawn, then you may be entitled to compensation for your resulting injuries. An Oak Lawn slip and fall injury lawyer from The Kryder Law Group, LLC can pursue damages for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
How We Will Fight for You
To seek compensation, we will investigate your accident, build your case, and negotiate for a settlement on your behalf. If negotiations do not work, then we will take your case to court and advocate for you before a judge or jury.
We Work on a Contingency-Fee Basis
Before we list our suite of services, we want to share that we work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning we only get paid when you do. Instead of worrying about surprise lawyer’s fees and hourly rates, you can rest easy knowing we have your interests at heart. We don’t get paid until the successful conclusion of your case.
We will Investigate Your Accident
To build your case, we will look for evidence that proves how your accident happened and who is at fault. We will uncover evidence such as photographs, video footage, witness statements, and official documents that testify to the facts of your case.
We will Prove the Cause of Your Accident
Accidents are not just unavoidable bad luck; instead, they are often caused by someone else’s negligence. As your lawyers, it is our job to prove that the property owner’s negligence created a dangerous condition that caused your accident and injuries.
There are many ways in which a property owner could negligently cause a slip and fall accident, both through their actions and inactions. Here are some of the more common foundations for slip and fall accident cases:
- Ice and snow. It is the property owner’s responsibility to keep entryways, sidewalks, and stairs free of ice and snow.
- Wet and slick surfaces. Spills, leaks, and wet floors should be addressed in a reasonable and timely manner to prevent accidents.
- Uneven surfaces. Such hazards include things like cracked and uneven sidewalks, ramps, and walkways.
We will Negotiate on Your Behalf
Once we have built your case, we will take it to the liable insurance company and try to negotiate a settlement on your behalf. After a slip and fall accident, you and your loved ones need to focus on recovery, not on dealing with red tape and bureaucracy. Instead of fighting with insurance adjusters during this difficult time, let us take on this burden.
We will Advocate for Your Rights
If the insurance company refuses to settle, then we will take your case to court and advocate for your rights. We will present evidence to a judge or jury who can render a verdict on the damages you deserve.
Damages in Slip and Fall Injury Cases
There are two types of damages you can recover through a personal injury case: economic damages and non-economic damages. We will use your medical bills, invoices, and receipts to determine the cost of your economic damages. The value of your non-economic damages will depend on your mental health and situation as a whole.
We will fight for the following losses on your behalf:
Past and Future Medical Bills
According to the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), slip and fall medical costs in 2015 totaled over $50 billion. These injuries can be severe and expensive, especially in older victims who suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) or broken bones.
If you and your loved ones are facing high medical bills after a slip and fall accident, you may be able to recover economic damages to offset these costs. These damages are for the medical bills you have already incurred, as well as the expenses you can predict in the future, including the following:
- Doctors’ visits
- Hospital stays
- Prescription medications
- Medical equipment
- In-home healthcare
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
Harm to Your Earning Power and Income Losses
You can also recover economic damages for your lost wages and lost earning potential if your injury has prevented you from working or will prevent you from working in the future. You could also pursue the cost of vocational training if your condition requires you to enter a new profession.
Various Non-Economic Damages
Unlike economic damages, which compensate you for your financial losses, non-economic damages are meant to make up for the intangible consequences of your accident. Some examples include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Physical or cognitive disabilities
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
Your slip and fall injury lawyer in Oak Lawn can determine what other damages you can pursue based on your case.
We Urge You to Act Within Illinois’ Statute of Limitations
You have a limited time to file your slip and fall injury lawsuit. According to 735 ILCS 5/13-202, you generally have two years from the time of your accident to file your lawsuit.
However, there may be special circumstances that lengthen or shorten this deadline. To find out if these exceptions apply to you, our firm can explain your options.
About The Kryder Law Group, LLC
At The Kryder Law Group, LLC, we have recovered millions of dollars for our injured clients, including victims of slip and fall accidents. Our team of personal injury lawyers is ready to put our knowledge and experience to work for you.
Here are some of our previous results for slip and fall accident cases:
- We won $1.4 million for a computer programmer who slipped and fell at his workplace.
- We secured $550,000 for our client who was injured at the grocery store.
- We won $460,000 for our client who tripped and fell while delivering goods.
- We won $450,000 for a dental assistant who slipped on ice.
We have secured record-setting outcomes in both DuPage and McHenry counties. We encourage you to ask our team about our previous successes during your free case review.
Start Your Free Case Review Now
Let The Kryder Law Group, LLC get started working for you today. Call now to receive your free case evaluation. You can learn how our Oak Lawn slip and fall injury lawyers can advocate for injured claimants.