Property owners are responsible for keeping sidewalks in a safe condition for other people. If you were injured by tripping and falling on a sidewalk, you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to learn about your rights. You may be entitled to compensation.
Cavanagh Law Group is a law firm with a strong reputation for representing injured people in Chicago and throughout Illinois. Our lawyers seek maximum compensation in every case, through careful investigation and by preparing each case for trial.
Contact us today for a free case evaluation if you have been injured due to negligent conditions on a sidewalk.
Sidewalk Injuries and Premises Liability
If your injury was caused by negligent conditions on the sidewalk, the owner (whether a business, an individual property owner or the city) may be responsible. This area of law is known as premises liability.
Examples of negligent conditions on sidewalks include:
- Accumulations of ice and snow;
- Cracks or holes;
- Uneven sidewalks;
- Raised sections of sidewalks; and
- Construction or other debris that creates a tripping hazard.
If you've been injured due to dangerous conditions on a sidewalk, it's important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible so that evidence of liability can be collected and preserved. It's not unusual for property owners to make quick repairs to the sidewalk after someone has been injured.
Chicago Attorneys for a Sidewalk Injury
To discuss your case with a Chicago sidewalk accident attorney, call at 312-425-1900 or contact us by e-mail.