Representing Clients Injured in Slip and Fall Accidents throughout Illinois
Slip and fall accidents are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the country, according to National Safety Council. In fact, falls account for approximately 8.9 million emergency department visits each year and, in 2009, falls caused about 25,000 deaths.
Although slip and fall accidents can result through the fault of no one, in some cases, slip and fall accidents are the result of negligence. If this is the case, the injured party may be able to recover compensation for his or her injuries in a slip and fall lawsuit.
The Chicago accident and injury lawyers at Cohen and Bodo have critical knowledge of the legal issues that come into play in slip and fall lawsuits, including premises liability and other tort laws. Moreover, unlike other law firms who pass off a slip and fall case if it goes to trial, our injury lawyers have litigated dozens of personal injury lawsuits in order to get clients maximum financial recovery.
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, contact our office at (847) 790-4246 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Northbrook accident and injury lawyers to learn more about a possible slip and fall lawsuit.
Where Do Slip and Fall Accidents Occur?
Slip and falls – or trip and falls – can happen anywhere, but they are more likely to occur in the following location:
- Cluttered hallways
- Areas with heavy traffic
- Uneven surfaces
- Wet or slippery surfaces
- Unstable work surfaces
What Are Common Slip and Fall Injuries?
- Head injuries
- Broken bones
- Spinal injuries
Can I Recover Compensation for my Slip and Fall Injuries?
If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be able to recover compensation depending on where the accident happened and the circumstances that lead to the accident. Under the legal theory of premises liability, property owners and managers have an obligation to maintain safe premises and to warn others of any potential hazards on the property. If you were injured on someone else’s property – whether a commercial, residential, or government-owned property – you may be able to pursue a slip and fall lawsuit against the property owner or manager.
The duty of care that is required of property owners depends on the type of the property and the relationship between the property owner and the injured party. For instance, a restaurant owner has a higher duty of care for customers than it owes to trespassers. Because premises liability is a complex legal theory with several nuances, it is important to consult with an experienced accident and injury lawyer if you are interested in pursuing a slip and fall lawsuit.
At Cohen and Bodo, our accident and injury lawyers have represented clients in Chicago, and the rest of Illinois in accident and injury lawsuits, including cases involving slip and fall injuries. As a result, we provide efficient and practical legal representation and advocacy. Our results speak for themselves, as we have obtained dozens of favorable and substantial settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients.
Contact our office at (847) 790-4246 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Northbrook slip and fall attorneys.