Slip and Fall Accidents
If you or a loved one have been injured on the premises of another person’s property as a result of the recklessness or negligence of that property’s owner, tenant, or manager, you may be entitled to recover damages for your injuries.
When a visitor or tenant is injured on the premises of another person’s property, the owner or tenant of that property may be legally responsible if their negligence or recklessness led to the injury. If you have suffered injuries as a result of a slip and fall accident at someone’s home or business which you believe to be a result of the recklessness or negligence of another person, you may be entitled to recover damages for your medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and permanent disability.
In order to recover for a slip and fall accident, plaintiffs must generally prove that the property owners either caused the injury by either failing to maintain the property, creating unsafe conditions which caused the injury, or failing to alert visitors and tenants to their knowledge of a dangerous hazard or unsafe premises. Another important distinction is whether the unsafe condition was permanent or temporary. When an injury occurs as a result of a temporary condition, the length of time the hazardous condition existed may have a bearing on the ability to prove your case. Additionally, when a slip and fall accident occurs on ice or snow, liability for that injury may depend on whether or not the accumulation was a natural or unnatural accumulation.
If you would like to discuss a slip and fall injury, please call us at 312-782-4545 or contact us online for a free consultation.