Illinois Slip & Fall Accidents

Slip & Fall Accidents

Slip & Fall accidents can happen at a variety of locations, including on stairs, walkways, sidewalks, and parking lots. Additionally, Slip & Fall accidents often happen in retail stores, grocery stores and office buildings.

Property owners have a responsibility to keep the property safe and in proper working order, and should warn or protect people against unsafe conditions.  If the property owner fails to fulfill this responsibility, they may be liable for any injuries that may occur.

Slip & Fall Lawsuits

Elman Law Group handles Slip & Fall injury cases.  In those cases in which a settlement offer is inadequate, Elman Law Group will take the Slip & Fall case to court.  One example of this is seen in the Cook County Court $746,000 jury verdict attained by the Elman Law Group, as discussed in the “$746,000 Jury Verdict In Illinois Slip & Fall Lawsuit.”

If you have been involved in a Slip & Fall accident, please call Tony Elman at (773) 392-8182 to receive a free consultation to discuss your injury and possible legal remedies.  It is in your best interest to start receiving immediate legal counsel.

Causes Of Slip & Fall Accidents

Slip & Fall accidents have many different causes, including the following:

  • Ice buildups
  • Liquids on floors that cause people to slip
  • Damaged stairs
  • Loose handrails
  • Poorly lit areas
  • Poorly maintained areas
  • Cracked or uneven sidewalks and walkways
  • Items on the floor that people trip on

Slip & Fall Accident Injuries

Slip & Fall accidents can cause various injuries, as the body is (likely) subjected to a sudden and unexpected fall, and often the person lands in an awkward fashion.

Here are some of the common injuries after one has fallen:

  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Wrist injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Herniated discs
  • Hip fractures
  • Concussions
  • Bruising
  • Sprains and muscle soreness

Slip & Fall accidents might cause medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other expenses to be incurred.