If you or someone you love was injured in a slip and fall accident, you could hold the property owner responsible for your injuries through a claim or lawsuit. With the help of a Schaumburg slip and fall injury lawyer, you could recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Consider speaking with a skilled accident attorney from our firm about your options.
How Our Lawyers Help Your Prove Negligence
If you decide you want to pursue a claim or lawsuit, a slip and fall accident attorney from The Kryder Law Group, LLC will be by your side through every step of the process. We will negotiate with the insurance companies so that you do not have to. If negotiation does not work, then we will bring your case to a judge or jury.
We know that a slip and fall injury can leave you in pain and in debt. You can suffer serious injuries like traumatic brain injuries, hip fractures, and other conditions that saddle you with high medical bills and no way to work to pay them off.
After a slip and fall accident, we are here to help. Here is how we will fight for you and your rights after you get hurt on someone else’s property.
We Will Prove That You Were Owed Safety
To recover damages after a slip and fall accident, we will need to prove that you were owed a duty of care to be kept from harm. According to 740 ILCS 130/3, trespassers are typically not owed this duty. However, if you were on the property legally, you have the right to be kept reasonably safe.
We Will Prove the Property was Dangerous and the Owner was Negligent
Next, we will collect evidence that proves that the conditions on the premises were in some way dangerous or defective. Often, defective conditions that can cause slip and fall accidents are as follows.
- Spills and wet indoor surfaces: Slick floors caused by spills, leaks, or outside weather that has been tracked inside can cause dangerous slip and fall accidents.
- Icy and snowy surfaces: A property owner cannot control the weather, but they must take steps to address ice and snow on their property. Icy and snowy sidewalks, entrance ways, and stairs can lead to slip and fall accidents.
- Uneven surfaces: This includes things like uneven ramps, cracked sidewalks, and broken stairs. If you were injured on a public sidewalk for which the government is responsible, you might still be able to sue for damages. However, you might have less time to take action compared to suing a private party. If you were injured on a public sidewalk, your lawyer could inform you of your options.
Gathering Evidence to Benefit Your Case
The evidence we collect to prove these conditions can include things like:
- Video and CCTV footage
- Witness statements
- Official records
Even if the property owner claims that they did not know of the dangerous condition, they may still be held liable if the evidence shows that they reasonably should have known. Not addressing a defective condition is negligence, and negligence can serve as the basis for your claim or lawsuit.
This is why it is important to consult with a Schaumburg lawyer who has experience investigating and pursuing slip and fall cases. You can only make the best choices for you and your loved ones after you have assembled all of the facts and looked at the case from all angles.
Pursuing Compensatory Damages After a Slip and Fall Accident
Compensatory damages are just what they sound like—compensation for your losses, not punishment for the property owner’s negligence. You can be compensated for your losses, such as your:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Physical pain
- Mental and emotional suffering
If you lost a loved one to a slip and fall accident, you could also recover similar damages. This includes money for:
- Your late loved one’s medical bills
- Lost future earnings
- Burial expenses
- Your family member’s pain and suffering
- Your pain and suffering
We are committed to never settling for less than we believe you deserve, and this shows in everything we do. We will keep you in the loop about your case while still handling the burdens that come with filing a claim or lawsuit. Let us take on the fight for what you and your family are owed after a property owner’s negligence leaves you hurting.
Statute of Limitations
Your time to file is limited. The statute of limitations on bringing a personal injury lawsuit in Illinois is generally two years from the time of the accident, according to 735 ILCS 5/13-202.
This period may be shorter or longer depending on the specific circumstances of your case. So, even if you are worried that the clock may have run out on your ability to pursue compensation for a slip and fall accident, you should still discuss your options with a lawyer.
Call Today to Work With a Schaumburg Slip and Fall Attorney
Personal injury lawyers from our team are ready to get to work for you. All it takes to get started is one phone call to get started. Call The Kryder Law Group, LLC today to receive your free consultation and to learn more about how a Schaumburg slip and fall lawyer will fight for what you are owed.