Unfortunately, injuries caused by a slip and fall on another’s property happen all too often. A shiny floor has an indistinguishable puddle of water on it and someone slips and falls. A parking lot was plowed and salted, a small section was missed, and a person slips and falls while walking to a building. If you have been injured by a slip and fall, our Chicago lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve.
As our Chicago firm’s slip and fall attorneys will advise you, the law of slip and fall applies whether the property involved is commercial or residential. Typically, however, most slip and fall cases happen on commercial properties such as grocery or convenience stores where liquid spills often occur.
In addition to slip and fall injury cases, compensation can also be recovered for premises liability cases. In most cities throughout the United States, including Chicago, premises liability law applies to most injury cases that occur on public or private property. If you step into a hole in a parking lot and break your ankle, the law of premises liability may apply. If your child takes a short cut through someone’s back yard and is injured, premises liability law may apply.
Our Chicago-based premises liability lawyers represent plaintiffs in a wide variety of situations. Under the law of premises liability, property owners typically have a duty of care to people who enter their property. Commercial and residential property owners owe a duty of care to their patrons, guests, and anyone who may enter the property.
Under premises liability law, this duty of care varies, however, as to the status of the person entering the property. For example, different duties of care apply to people who are invited onto the property by the owner, people who enter the property to patronize the business of the property owner, people who must enter the property for specified reasons such as delivery people, lawn care workers, meter readers, children, and sometimes even trespassers.
Our Chicago premises liability lawyers will help you determine the duty of care owed to you by the property owner. As with most personal injury cases, it is important to talk to one of our Chicago slip and fall lawyers as soon as possible after your injury. Time is of the essence in a slip and fall case, and it is important that our Chicago premises liability lawyers be able to talk to witnesses and begin negotiations before the evidence grows stale or is lost.
If you have suffered a slip and fall or other injury on another’s property, our premises liability lawyers may be able to win damages or negotiate a settlement for you. Contact our Chicago slip and fall attorneys to schedule a free consultation and discuss your case.