Sometimes the weather is not your friend when it comes to personal safety. Accidents can happen for weather reasons and other reasons as well. However, despite the chance of accidents, property managers, homeowners and business owners in Illinois need to make sure the premise is safe for traversing and walking on their properties. If they are unable to do so, they are legally required to have clear warning about unsafe walking conditions.
In case, you or a loved one has been injured after a slip and fall accident because another party was negligent, as per law, you are eligible to receive compensation. Slip and fall accidents, like many personal injury accidents, can be difficult to prove in court. To increase the chance of having a successful claim, it’s important to find a dependable and experienced personal injury lawyer to represent you.
Makarone Law Firm is available to represent you and has the experience to do so. Contact us before making any steps toward filing your claim, and never accept a settlement offer without the help of a lawyer.
Proving Liability in Slip and Fall Accident
As per law, owners and property managers are needed to make sure that all walking areas are properly maintained that is considered to be reasonably safe. The key word here is reasonably. While property owners and property managers have this legal responsibility under the state’s liability laws, they are not able to or are expected to monitor their properties every few minutes.
That said, if you’ve hurt yourself due to a slip and fall accident that happened due to the negligence of the property owner, you should be compensated for the injuries you received. At Makarone Law Firm, we know that negligence and carelessness are complexities when it has to be proven in an injury case. A case that may seem straightforward and simple can be torn apart by the defendant’s lawyer quite easily if you don’t have excellent legal representation for yourself. When making a claim for slip and fall in Illinois, contact Makarone Law Firm to get the advice of our experienced personal injury lawyer.
Slip and Fall Injuries
There are a variety of different slip and fall injuries that you can sustain. These injuries can vary from a minor injury to spinal injuries that are catastrophic. You’ll quickly recover from to minor one but a serious injury will impact your life long term. Head injuries, fractures, and spinal cord injuries are examples of injuries that can have a lifelong impact on the victim.
A successful slip and fall claim and the amount of compensation will be based on the following:
- The severity of your injuries
- The impact of the injury on your life
- Proving that negligence caused the accident
- Proving the injury was caused exclusively by the accident
Negligence by the premise owner, which maybe possibly insignificant to him or her can lead to severe injuries and even disability for the victim. When you work with Makarone Law Firm, we can ensure that we will maximize your claim you need to pay for your recovery.