Chicago Illinois Slip and Fall Attorneys
Slip and Fall injuries are handled under the umbrella of Premises Liability. Slip and Fall claims are based upon an injury suffered due to slipping, tripping or falling as a result of any existing dangerous condition that may have been prevented by the property owner. If the property owner does not practice reasonable care to protect the occupants or visitors of that property, the owner may be held liable.
A Slip and Fall Example
For the sake of argument, let’s say you live in a very old neighborhood, with mature old trees. Now, let’s say that some of the sidewalk in front of your house is buckling up from the old tree’s roots growing underneath. If a pedestrian trips over the sidewalk on your property (or premises), you may be held liable for that person’s injuries and damages could be awarded as a result.
This is only one example, there are countless other situations that can lead to a slip & fall injury and lawsuit. These could include (but are not limited to) the following situations:
- Broken Stairs
- Slippery or Wet Floors
- Loose Carpet or Rugs
- Malfunctioning Equipment
Premises liability claims can be filed as a result of any dangerous or hazardous condition that causes an injury which may have been avoided if the property owner practiced reasonable care to prevent the injury from happening.