Did You Suffer a Slip and Fall?
A negligence lawsuit for a slip and fall case is an example of an area of law known as “premises liability.” While thousands of people fall each year, if a fall is the result of someone's negligence, then you may have the right to compensation. If a business owner, property owner or landlord fails to maintain safe and secure premises, it could be considered negligence. Such parties are required to use “reasonable care” to detect and repair dangers on the premises — or adequately warn visitors and guests of known dangers.
The Chicago premises liability law firm of Newman Boyer & Statham Ltd. obtained a jury verdict of $2.25 million for a 52-year-old homemaker who slipped and fell on a puddle of water in a Home Depot store. The plaintiff fell in the water, causing her to suffer a broken ankle, herniated disc and an injury to her knee, which resulted in an eventual knee replacement. She incurred nearly $250,000 in medical bills. The woman’s judgment can pay for her medical treatment, in addition to compensating her for future losses, as well as pain and suffering.
If you believe you have been the victim of a slip and fall accident, consult with a Chicago slip and fall injury attorney to clarify your rights. To successfully obtain compensation from a premises liability claim, you must prove:
- An unsafe condition existed on the property
- The party in control of the premises knew or should have known of its existence
- The party in control of the premises failed to repair the condition, or warn visitors of its existence
- As a result of the owner’s negligent actions, the you suffered harm
The experienced slip and fall attorneys at Newman Boyer & Statham Ltd. have years of experience representing injured clients in and around Chicago.
Choose slip and fall injury attorneys in Chicago prepared to help
If you require a personal injury lawyer, look no further than The Law Offices of Newman, Boyer & Statham, Ltd. We are a full-service personal injury firm located one block from the Richard J. Daley Center, offering flexible office hours, free initial consultations and a contingency fee-based practice. Home and hospital visits can be arranged. Contact us at 312.443.1998 or online today.
by: David A. Statham