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What You Need to Know About Slip in Fall Accidents in Illinois

Posted on in Personal Injury Lawsuits

lake county slip and fall injury lawyerSlip and fall accidents are among the most common types of personal injury cases in Illinois, but they can be confusing to navigate. After all, if you slip and fall on someone else’s property, who is responsible? It is important to understand your rights with slip and fall accidents in Illinois so that you can pursue the compensation you deserve. 

Liability for Slip and Fall Accidents in Illinois 

In Illinois, property owners are obliged to reasonably maintain their premises so that visitors do not suffer injuries because of unsafe conditions. This includes making sure that any hazardous conditions are identified and repaired promptly. If someone is injured because the property owner failed to meet this duty, they may be held liable for any resulting damages. It is important to note that liability may also extend to tenants if they had knowledge of the dangerous condition prior to the accident occurring. 

Types of Damages You May Receive From A Slip And Fall Accident 

If you are injured in a slip and fall accident because of another party’s negligence, you may receive various types of compensation for your losses. These include medical bills related to your injury, lost wages from time away from work because of your injury or illness, pain, and suffering caused by the injury or illness itself, as well as other out-of-pocket expenses such as crutches or transportation costs associated with doctor visits or therapy sessions. If there was a malicious intent on behalf of the defendant (property owner), punitive damages may also be awarded.  

How An Experienced Lawyer Can Help With Your Claim 

A lawyer will guide you through every step of filing a claim—from gathering evidence and witnesses needed for proving negligence all the way through negotiating settlements with the insurance company. An experienced attorney will also ensure that all deadlines are met to avoid jeopardizing any chance of recovering compensation for your losses incurred from the accident. A lawyer cannot guarantee compensation, but they can help you make the proper steps to increase your chances of a successful claim.

Contact a Lake County Personal Injury Lawyer Today

If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, we can help. Contact our Illinois slip and fall accident attorneys to schedule a free consultation. Our attorneys will review your case, answer any questions you may have, and explain your rights.



Source:

https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=2048&ChapterID=57

 

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