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Chicago Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer

Bronzeville trip and fall injury lawyers

Attorney for Slip, Trip, and Fall Injuries in Cook County, Pullman, and Garfield Park

Slipping on a wet floor or tripping on an obstacle such as a loose floor mat and falling down can seem like a minor accident that is likely to cause embarrassment rather than serious harm. However, these situations can be surprisingly dangerous, and they can lead to major injuries that may require medical treatment, restrict a person's movement and ability to work, and inflict serious pain. Fortunately, those who have been hurt after slipping or tripping and falling down may be able to pursue a premises liability claim against the owner of the property where their injury occurred and receive financial compensation for the ways their injury has affected their lives.

Following a slip and fall injury, you need to work with the lawyers of Karchmar & Lambert, P.C. to determine your best legal options. With more than 50 years of combined experience in personal injury cases, we can help you find out who was responsible for your accident, and we will work to make sure you receive compensation that covers the costs related to your injury and the other ways your life has been affected. We offer free consultations, and you will not be required to pay any legal fees until we collect payment from liable parties or insurance companies.

Injuries in Slip, Trip, and Fall Cases

Slip and fall accidents can lead to a variety of different types of injuries. Broken bones are some of the most common injuries. Victims may suffer from fractured arms, wrists, or elbows when they brace themselves during a fall. The impact with the ground can lead to broken knees or hips, especially for elderly victims. Falls can also lead to serious sprains and dislocated joints, including shoulders, knees, wrists, or elbows. In more serious cases, victims may suffer traumatic brain injuries after striking their head on the ground, or they may experience whiplash or other types of spinal cord injuries, which can lead to loss of mobility and paralysis.

A property owner or the tenant in control of a building or piece of land may be held liable for slip, trip, and fall injuries that occurred because they did not correct hazards or provide warnings to people visiting the premises. Some forms of negligence that can lead to fall injuries include:

  • Wet floors - If floor mats are not used at the entrance to a store or other public building, floors can become slippery due to rain and other precipitation. Spills or leaks can also lead to wet floors, and these should be cleaned promptly, or signs should be used to warn people to take care to avoid slipping and falling.
  • Snow and ice - Winter weather can make outdoor walking surfaces very slippery, and a property owner may be liable if they did not take steps to prevent unnatural accumulations of ice or snow that threaten the safety of visitors.
  • Torn or uneven floor mats, carpet, or tiles - Failure to address these types of tripping hazards may lead to fall injuries that affect customers or employees of a public building or visitors to a person's home.
  • Damaged sidewalks or parking lots - Cracks in sidewalks, uneven pavement, potholes, and other forms of damage to outdoor walking surfaces can lead to fall injuries, especially if inadequate lighting makes it difficult to see these hazards at night.
  • Dangerous stairwells - Damaged steps, broken or missing handrails, or lack of proper traction can lead to serious injuries, especially if a person falls from an upper level to a lower level.

Contact Our Ashburn Slip and Fall Injury Attorneys

A slip and fall or trip and fall accident can result in serious bodily harm and multiple types of expenses, including emergency medical care and ongoing treatment or physical therapy. You may be unable to work at full capacity while you are recovering, and this loss of income will affect your ability to pay your ongoing expenses. Slip and fall injuries can also cause significant pain and suffering. At Karchmar & Lambert, P.C., we will fight to make sure you receive financial compensation for all of these damages, ensuring that you can make a full recovery and avoid additional financial difficulties. Contact us today by calling 312-977-1300 to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help with your case. We serve clients throughout Cook County and the Chicago area, including but not limited to Bronzeville, Ashburn, Kenwood, Garfield Park, Gresham, Austin, Chatham, South Shore, Pullman, and Englewood.

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