Premises Liability Lawyers Representing Injured Persons in Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County and All of Illinois
Slip-and-fall injuries encompass a wide range of accidents here in Illinois, but the common thread between them is that they generally must occur on someone else's property to be legally actionable. The injuries that result from such accidents can range from mild to severe, including bruises, broken bones, spinal injury and paralysis. The key in all cases such as this is accurately determining liability, ensuring the damages you receive are commensurate with any loss of income, medical expenses and suffering you experience as a result of the fall.
Slips-and-Fall Accidents Explained
Many people believe that any slip and fall that results in an injury is worth suing over, but the truth is that a number of such cases are dismissed every year. If you want to build a compelling lawsuit for your expenses, it is important to conduct your due diligence before and during that litigation. That means you must get a medical evaluation sooner rather than later, collect evidence from the scene of the accident and build a compelling version of the incident that will result in a favorable settlement. Here at Cavanagh Law Group, we can help you with every step of this process.
There are four generalized categories under which fall down accidents are grouped:
- Trip-and-fall accidents — where there is a foreign object in the walking path (such as a stack of boxes in a walkway that is usually clear)
- Stump-and-fall accidents — where there is an obstacle on the walking surface (such as a computer cable cord that runs between two desks that wasn't there previously)
- Step-and-fall accidents — where there is an unexpected failure in the walking surface (such as a missing utility cover in the sidewalk)
- Slip-and-fall accidents — where the connection between the shoe and the floor fails (such as slipping and falling on a wet, icy or greasy floor or pavement and there are no warning signs posted)
Claim Your Settlement
Determining liability in any slip-and-fall accident comes down to demonstrating negligence on the part of the owner, and for that you will need to work with experienced personal injury attorneys. Here at Cavanagh Law Group, we have earned our clients over $350 million in the last decade for personal injury litigation, including premises liability, defective products and motor vehicle accidents. Our 98 percent success rate has earned Timothy J. Cavanagh an accolade as one of the top 500 plaintiffs' lawyers in the United States by Lawdragon Magazine.
Contact Cavanagh Law Group Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip-and-fall accident and you feel that injuries were due to negligence, it is important to consult legal help. Chicago slip-and-fall accident attorneys at Cavanagh Law Group will thoroughly investigate your case to determine the nature of the accident and have the guilty party held liable for your injuries and damages. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney. There are no upfront costs because we take all cases on contingency basis. This means you pay nothing unless we win your case. If you have suffered injuries as a result of a slip-and-fall accident, immediately contact an experienced Chicago attorney at Cavanagh Law Group at 312-425-1900 who can aggressively pursue your rights.
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Call Cavanagh Law Group today at 312-425-1900, or by email.