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Slip And Fall/Premises Liability

In Illinois, owners or possessors of property have a duty to take reasonable care of their premises.  When you slip and fall and are injured on another person’s property, the owner or person in possession of the property may be responsible for your injuries, if you can show that your injuries are the result of the that person’s negligence.  If you believe that you suffered an injury as a result of the condition of another person’s business or home, you may be able to recover damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering, disfigurement, lost wages, and emotional distress.

There are several difficult steps involved in establishing a premises liability suit.  First, you must determine who is in actual possession or control of the property.  It may not be the actual owner of the property.  Next, you must establish that the possessor of the property failed to take reasonable care of the premises.  You must also prove that some type of dangerous condition existed that the possessor of the property should have known about, resulting in the injuries you suffered.

As you can see, it is extremely important to speak with an experienced slip and fall attorney as soon as possible following an injury on another person’s premises.  The Law Offices of John M. Borcia can answer all of your questions and provide you with proper legal guidance in order to help you attain a fair and acceptable outcome.  Please contact us anytime to speak with one of our slip and fall lawyers.

Common Causes of Illinois Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents

Slip or trip and fall accidents can occur for many reasons, especially in today’s world where people are often distracted by looking at their smart phones. With a little inattention, a fall can easily be caused by the following:

  • Cluttered floors
  • Loose floorboards
  • Defective or damaged sidewalks
  • Parking lot potholes
  • Poorly constructed staircases
  • Torn or frayed carpeting
  • Recently mopped or waxed floors
  • Spills on floors

Common Injuries from Illinois Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents

Among the most common injuries resulting from slip, trip, and fall accidents are the following:

  • Cuts and abrasions
  • Bruising
  • Bone fractures (five percent of all falls result in fractures)
  • Dislocations
  • Dental injuries

Serious Injuries from Illinois  Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents

Many people don’t realize just how serious a slip or trip and fall injury can be. Many injuries resulting from such accidents can be permanent, life altering, even fatal – including:

  • Concussions and other serious brain injuries
  • Back and spinal injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Ruptured organs

Compensation for Slip, Trip, and Fall Injuries

If you are injured in a slip or trip and fall accident due to an unsafe condition, the owner of the property where the accident occurred can be held liable for such damages as:

  • Current medical bills
  • Future medical bills resulting from your injury (reconstructive surgeries, plastic surgery, etc.)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Costs of physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Permanent injury or disability
  • Household and vehicle modifications (wheelchair ramps, hospital beds, etc.)
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of career or earning capacity
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Mental anguish and emotional duress
  • Hedonic damages for loss of joy of life
  • Punitive damages

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The Law Offices of John M. Borcia
1117 S. Milwaukee Avenue, Suite A-3
Libertyville, IL  60048

Telephone: (847) 244-0690
Fax: (847) 566-6647
Email: [email protected]

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