Slip and fall injuries most commonly occur when there are dangerous conditions present on a property such as ice on walkways, uneven flooring, poor lighting, and wet spots on walking areas. When an injury is sustained as a result of a slip, trip, or fall on someone else’s property, the injured party may have a valid premises liability claim. Floor debris, slippery surfaces, and inadequate security are other dangerous conditions that can lead to slip, trip, or fall accidents, and constitute this type of accident injury claim.
Property owners have a duty to maintain their premises in a manner that does not pose a risk to visitors, particularly those who have been authorized to be on one’s property. For public places such as retail stores, hotels, public swimming pools, parking lots, and other locations, there is an unstated invitation to frequent these areas, and authorization is presumed. For premises such as construction sites, where there may be a clear and present danger, the placement of adequate warning signs may still be required to prevent unauthorized persons from accidentally getting into harm’s way.
Slip and fall accidents can lead to very serious injuries that may require long-term medical attention. Injured persons are entitled to recover losses from injuries sustained in accidents caused by the negligence of an owner or overseer of a property.
The Chicago accident attorneys of Cooney & Conway assist individuals injured in trip and fall accidents to obtain the legal compensation they may be entitled to for their injuries. Accident victims may be able to recover costs for medical expenses, lost income, and other damages that may result. Monetary damages for pain and suffering may also be awarded to those who have been seriously injured.
Cooney & Conway is experienced in representing victims in major premises liability cases. They have represented numerous victims killed or injured in porch collapses, inadequate exits during fires, bridge collapses, and other catastrophic failures. However, many serious injuries result from falls on dangerous property.
Contact our slip and fall accident attorneys / experienced in premises liability claims today for a free case evaluation.