Chicago Slip and Fall Lawyers
Representing Clients throughout Illinois in Premises Liability Lawsuits
Slip and fall accidents – or trip and fall accidents –happen when a person is injured as a result of a fall on another person’s property due to the negligence of the property owner or operator to properly maintain the property. Slip and fall accidents are encompassed within the legal theory of premises liability, which holds negligent property owners liable for accidents and injuries that occur on their property.
The Chicago slip and fall lawyers at Cary J. Wintroub & Associates have more than 30 years of experience representing the victims of personal injury accidents, including slip and fall accidents and other injuries involving premises liability. We are dedicated to protecting our clients’ rights and helping them to obtain maximum financial compensation following a personal injury accident.
What Is Premises Liability?
Every property owner has a duty to keep his/her property in a safe condition, free from defects and problems that may cause a person to fall. This legal obligation may also extend to property managers and operators, as well.
Liability for a slip and fall accident or other accident on another’s property depends, in large part, on the relationship between the victim and the property owner or operator. Property owners and managers have the greatest responsibility to protect invitees, or those persons invited onto the property for the benefit of the owner/occupier. Invitees include patrons in a restaurant, customers in a retail store, or swimmers at a country club pool.
Property owners and operators must also take reasonable precautions to protect licensees from harm. Licensees are those persons who enter the property with the consent of the property owner, such a social guest in someone’s home.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
- Slip and fall accidents can happen for a number of reasons, including:
- Wet or obstructed flooring
- Poor lighting
- Dangerous elevators/escalators
- Dangerous stairways
- Inadequate railings
- Failure to warn of hazardous conditions
- Other dangerous conditions on the property
Recovering from a Slip and Fall Accident
Slip and fall accidents can cause victims to sustain physical injuries, pain and suffering, and emotional injuries. As a result, if you have suffered a slip and fall accident, you may be experiencing mounting medical bills and lost wages. For more than 30 years, the Cook County slip and fall lawyers at Cary J. Wintroub & Associates have focused on helping personal injury victims obtain maximum financial recovery for their injuries and damages, including medical bills, lost wages, disability, pain and suffering, and emotional distress from any all possible sources.
Our proven track record of success in negotiating favorable settlements and winning substantial verdicts on behalf of accident and injury victims – along with our commitment to client service, responsiveness, and attention – has resulted in a number of referrals and repeat clients.
Because we are conveniently located in downtown Chicago, just blocks from the Cook County Courthouse, and we offer free parking, we work with clients throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. We offer a free initial consultation and take most cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will pay nothing unless you collect financial compensation.
Contact our office at (312) 726-1021 to schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled Chicago slip and fall lawyers.
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