Experienced Slip and Fall Attorneys in Chicago, Illinois
At Mancini Law Group P.C., our Chicago personal injury lawyers know that many people who are injured during slip and fall accidents are often embarrassed about falling in public or simply shake off the incident as clumsiness.
When they do, they are often faced with ongoing medical care that requires taking time away from work, which results in lost wages, and unforeseen expenses that can place anyone in financial jeopardy.
If you have been injured because of a public, private, or government property owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to pursue financial recovery for your complete damages.
Contact our experienced slip and fall attorneys in Chicago today to discuss your case, including where your injuries occurred, and the negligent circumstances that led to the incident, so we can outline your case using the proper legal strategy to pursue the proper party for your financial recovery.
At Mancini Law Group P.C., we believe in Maximum Justice. Maximum Results.
What are Our Premises Liability Laws in Chicago, Illinois?
Slip and fall claims are a type of personal injury case that often occurs when a business owner is negligent in maintaining their property.
When we can prove the property owner or manager’s negligence or recklessness led our clients to suffer a significant injury, they may be held legally responsible.
In Illinois, the law states that before we can seek compensation for our clients, we must prove one of two things occurred.
- The property owner failed to maintain the property, which created dangerous conditions which caused the injury.
- The property owners knew about the dangerous premises or unsafe hazards but did not alert visitors or tenants to their existence.
It is important to preserve any evidence you can from the scene after your injury occurs, including pictures or video of the hazardous conditions, and any witness accounts and/or contact information, so they may be contacted to give an official statement later, so we can prove whether the unsafe condition was permanent or temporary.
If it was the latter, the length of time the danger existed may impact the direction of your case.
Likewise, the state of Illinois has a modified comparative negligence rule, which states that if you were part of the problem meaning negligently responsible in part for your slip and fall injuries any damages awarded during your personal injury claim will be reduced according to the percentage of fault.
Simply put, if you were 20% at fault for the slip and fall that occurred, the property owner may only be held liable for 80% of the overall damages. In financial terms, that means if your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering totaled $50,000, the property owner may only have to pay $40,000, which is the total minus the 20% that represents your share of fault.
If you were deemed more than 50% liable for the slip and fall accident occurs, you may not recover any damages at all.
Chicago Premises liability law can be complex, but with nearly three decades of experience representing our Illinois residents, our Chicago slip and fall lawyers can help build your case for success, starting with a free consultation.
Where are the Most Common Places Slip and Fall Accidents Occur in Chicago, Illinois?
When Illinois business and property owners do not uphold their duty of care for guests on their premises, people are going to get hurt.
Some of the most common places where slip and fall accidents can occur in Chicago may include:
- Shopping malls and retail businesses
- Amusement parks
- Museums and aquariums
- Entertainment and sports venues
- Grocery stores
- Bars and night clubs
- Hotels and resorts
- Educational institutions
- Swimming pools and waterparks
- Professional offices
- Private property
- Government buildings
- Parking garages
- Public sidewalks
- Apartments and condominiums
- Industrial sites
- Construction sites
- Warehouses, factories, and other workplaces
Some of the most common negligent factors that can lead to slip and fall accidents on these premises include, but are not limited to:
- Being stuck by or against an object
- Broken equipment
- Broken handrails, stairs, escalators, and elevators
- Damaged or uneven stairs, sidewalks, and walkways
- Debris and foreign objects on floors
- Dog bites and attacks
- Exposed wiring
- Falls from heights
- Faulty, damaged, or defective playground equipment
- Food debris
- Grease or oil spills
- Inadequate security
- Loose floor mats
- Open construction zones or areas
- Poorly lit stairwells, parking lots, or garages
- Toxic fumes or chemicals
- Wet or slippery surfaces
At Mancini Law Group P.C., we want to help you prove that negligence was at fault and fully develop your case to produce the best outcome for your injuries because your need for justice is our passion for justice.
Contact Our Experienced Slip and Fall Attorneys in Chicago at Mancini Law Group P.C. Today to Schedule a Free Consultation
At Mancini Law Group P.C., our Chicago slip and fall lawyers review each of our client’s unique cases to provide a customized legal strategy that allows us to pursue the best financial recovery outcomes available. If you have been hurt by negligence, or have tragically lost a loved one to the reckless actions of another, contact our Chicago personal injury law office at 773-745-1909 or online to schedule a free confidential consultation with one of our committed slip and fall attorneys today.