Illinois Personal Injury Attorneys
Slip and fall accidents typically occur due to improper construction and maintenance of property, stairways, sidewalks and structures. If the property owner or operator failed to take the appropriate and necessary steps to construct and maintain property and premises that are safe or failed to warn others of a potentially hazardous situation, he or she may be liable for any accidents and injuries that occur on the property.
The Chicago slip and fall attorneys at Nilson, Stookal, Gleason & Caputo, Ltd. have years of experience representing the victims of injuries due to slip and fall accidents and other accidents involving issues of premises liability. If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall or other accident on another’s property, contact the experienced Chicago premises liability attorneys at Nilson, Stookal, Gleason & Caputo, Ltd. at (312) 443-1331 to learn more about a possible personal injury or premises liability lawsuit in order to recover for your injuries and damages.
Who Is to Blame for My Slip and Fall Accident?
“Slip and fall” incidents can result in legal liability for the owner or operator of the property, or, in other words, legal responsibility for injuries suffered as a result of hazardous or unsafe conditions. Although slip and fall accidents frequently happen on commercial property, such as a restaurant or grocery store, premises liability laws apply to accidents that occur on both private residential and commercial property.
What Type of Cases Do We Handle?
Slip and fall accidents can occur for a number of reasons. The Chicago slip and fall attorneys at Nilson, Stookal, Gleason & Caputo, Ltd. have experience handling all types of slip and fall and other accidents involving premises liability, such as:
- Slip and Fall Accidents – falling down on a broken or unsafe sidewalk or, a slippery floor or an uneven walking surface
- Elevator/Escalator Accidents – an elevator that drops suddenly, doors that close too quickly, an escalator stops or accelerates too quickly, or a gap at top or bottom of escalator that is too large
- Stairway Accidents – unsafe or missing handrails, poorly designed or damaged steps, or steps with improper lighting
- Swimming Pool Accidents – inadequate warning signs, inadequate lifeguards or other staff, defective or inadequate safety equipment, defective pool drain, inadequate barriers, contaminated water, too many persons in the pool or poor water maintenance that hides a victim
- Porch/Balcony Collapse – design defects, rotten wood, weak supports, rusty nails, or excessive weight
- Slip Hazard on the Floor – failure to keep liquid or other slip hazards off the floor or marked with a warning in a store, business or home
Elements of Slip and Fall Premises Liability
In order for a slip and fall victim to prevail in a premises liability case, he or she must show that:
- The owner or operator of the property was negligent. The owner or operator of the property must have caused the dangerous condition, known (or should have known) about the hazard and failed to take the appropriate and necessary actions to prevent injuries.
- The slip and fall victim acted responsibility and did not carelessly worsen a potentially dangerous situation to a degree greater than the owner or operator of the property.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall or other accident on another’s property, contact the experienced Chicago premises liability attorneys at Nilson, Stookal, Gleason & Caputo, Ltd. at (312) 443-1331 to learn more about a possible personal injury or premises liability lawsuit in order to recover for your injuries and damages. In a free consultation, we can explain to you the issues involved in a premises liability cause of action and help you pursue your claim for recovery following a slip and fall accident.