Chicago Slip and Fall Attorneys
At Kosin Law Office Ltd., we believe that you should be able to go about your day without having to worry that the neglect of others may lead to a fall or slip that could cause you or a loved one serous injury. If you have been the victim of a slip and fall accident you should know that we can help you get to the bottom of the issue and figure out who is at fault. We’re experienced in handling these kinds of cases, and have the skills and knowledge needed to passionately represent you and advocate for your rights as a slip and fall accident victim.
What are “slip and fall” accidents?
Slip and fall accidents are accidents that typically occur as the result of the negligent maintenance of a property. When it comes to the condition of their properties, property owners have a responsibility to maintain, upkeep, and repair their land as well as most structures on it in order to ensure that no undue risk exists to individuals visiting the property. This includes things like ensuring that pathways or sidewalks (that aren’t city property) are not cracked or in a state of disrepair, that the flooring is even and not unreasonably conducive to a fall, and that the land itself is not left to become dangerous via the presence of debris or wild animals when the property owners could easily prevent any potential issues.
Cases like the above are typically filed under a premises liability claim, and note that these rules also often apply to homeowners as well as general property owners. This means that homeowners as well as property owners have the responsible to keep their premises in safe working order. Should they neglect to do so, then they might be liable for any accidents that occur on their property. This includes slip and fall accidents caused by any number of factors. In addition to the reasons discussed above, slip and fall accidents can also occur from the failure of the property owner or homeowner to provide proper lighting in an area or to remove any torn carpeting or other risk factors.
If you’ve slipped or fallen in a public space, don’t assume that you’ll have no recourse for compensation! The owners of these buildings also have the responsibility to keep their premises in good repair. This is especially true of merchants, such as in a grocery or clothing store. These individuals owe it to the customer to make the best effort possible to ensure that their floors, passageways, and aisles are in good condition and safe for travel. This includes much of the above, such as ensuring that there is no broken flooring or trip hazards in significantly torn carpeting, for example, as well as keeping the aisles as neat as possible for customers throughout the day.
If you’ve been injured while out and about, don’t delay contacting experienced attorneys simply because you don’t think you’ll be able to fight the property owners! The lawyers at Kosin Law Office Ltd. understand how to approach your situation and best build your case in order to secure the compensation you deserve. We’re experts when it comes to advocating for our clients, and we’d love to help you take care of your premises liability, slip and fall case.
What should I do if I think I’ve been involved in a slip and fall accident?
Remember that if you’re injured due to the negligence of a property or business owner, you might have the right to recover various damages from them. This includes things like medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. You can only do this, however, if the property owner, business owner, or homeowner is at fault. With this in mind, there are some things that you certainly should and shouldn’t do.
If you’re the victim of a slip and fall accident, don’t tell anyone that it was your fault! It’s instinct to say things like “oh, my fault!” when slipping or falling, however you should avoid making this kind of claim. Don’t accept responsibility for the accident, in other words. Make sure that you record the names of any potential witnesses as well as those of the property management and property owners, and take pictures of your injuries as well as the scene. You should definitely seek medical attention if you were injured in the fall. Finally, avoid giving insurance adjusters any kind of recorded statement.
The experienced slip and fall accidents at Kosin Law Office Ltd. understand your pain and frustration. We’d love to work hard on your case so that you don’t have to. Contact us today to discuss your potential claim and explore your options.
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