Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys in Will County, IL
Property Owner Liability Lawyers Serving Bolingbrook, Joliet and Plainfield
Though slip and fall accidents may not seem like a big deal, this type of accident can cause serious injuries. According to the National Safety Council, slips, trips, and falls result in approximately 9,000,000 visits to U.S. emergency rooms every year. Additionally, slip and fall accidents result in an estimated 25,000 deaths each year. Adults over the age of 55 are at an especially high risk of serious or fatal injuries in slip and fall accidents, because older adults are more prone to falls and are more sensitive to the resulting injuries. Common injuries suffered in slip and fall accidents include bone fractures or breaks, sprains, spinal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, internal or external bruising, and more.
Slip and Fall Accidents Caused by Negligence
Sometimes people slip and fall because they are generally clumsy or simply lose their balance. However, at other times, slip and fall accidents occur because of a dangerous condition on the premises. If you slipped and fell on someone else’s property because that person acted negligently, he or she may be held liable for the negligence and may have to reimburse you for any medical bills or other accident-related costs. If you have suffered injury, an experienced Joliet slip and fall accident attorney will look into a possible case and help you receive any compensation you deserve.
Property owners or lessors have a responsibility to maintain the premises and keep the property reasonably safe for visitors. Visitors may include social guests, customers in a store, or anyone else invited onto the premises. If a potentially dangerous condition exists, property owners should identify the condition and either repair it or warn visitors of the possible danger. If an owner fails to address a dangerous condition and you slip and fall as a result, that owner has acted negligently and should be liable for your injuries. The attorneys at Mevorah Law Offices LLC know how to identify and prove negligence in slip and fall cases to help you recover.
Examples of negligence that commonly cause slip and fall accidents include:
- Failing to clean up debris or other objects in walkways
- Failing to fix uneven flooring, broken stairs, or other floor defects
- Using rugs or mats that may slip or skid
- Not thoroughly cleaning up spills in a timely fashion
- Not warning guests of wet or slippery floors
- Not securing electrical wires or other cords
- Providing unsteady or broken handrails
A property owner may not always avoid responsibility by claiming he or she was unaware of the potentially dangerous condition. Owners have the responsibility to reasonably inspect their property, so if they should have known about the dangerous condition or defect through inspection, they may still be held liable for any resulting accidents and injuries.
Contact a Joliet Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation
If you have suffered injury because you slipped and fell on someone else’s property, you should always consult with an experienced slip and fall accident lawyer to discuss a possible case. At the Mevorah Law Offices LLC, we do not collect any money from you unless you win your case. Do not hesitate to contact our office as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation.