Slip And Falls
Have you slipped on a surface and taken a fall resulting in lower back pain or a whiplash injury? Maybe it was ice that had not been cleared properly, or broken pavement, or perhaps even liquid from a leak in the grocery store that led to your slipping and falling, regardless of the reason – if you have been injured as a result you may be eligible for compensation to cover any costs you incurred as a result of that injury.
“Slip and fall” is a term for a type of personal injury case where an injury is caused during a slip and fall as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition on someone else’s property. The legal name for the most common types of these accidents, is referred to as a “premises liability” case. They center on the question of a property owner’s duty to care for the property. Slip and fall cases like lower back pain or whiplash are also governed under negligence law, If negligence occurred and led to this slip and fall it is best practice for you have it addressed by an experienced slip and fall lawyer.
A slip and fall claim, like other personal injury lawsuits in Illinois has a statute of limitations, which means that any case must be before that timeline is reached.
If you had a slip and fall accident on property owned by a private person or company, such as a fall at a business or in a private home, the statute of limitations is 2 years.
However, if the slip and fall accident or trip and fall accident happened on property owned by a local governmental entity, such as on a city sidewalk or in a public school or government building, the statute of limitations is only 1 year.
There is a second consideration the legal system looks at when evaluating a slip and fall case as well. As we mentioned the first is the statute of limitations deadline for filing a slip and fall lawsuit, and the second is to determine if there is “shared fault”.
Shared fault rules affect both your right to recover compensation if you bear some amount of responsibility for the slip and fall that occurred, and how much compensation could be rewarded. If you’re deemed more than 50 percent at fault for the accident, under Illinois law, you may not recover any compensation at all.
The Law Offices of Shuman Legal aggressively represent victims of slip and fall accidents to help ensure that they receive full compensation for their injuries.
Illinois Slip and Fall FAQ
Have you had lower back pain or other injuries from a Slip And Fall Accident?
If you receive injuries in a slip or fall accident on someone else’s property, be careful not to simply assume that you’re the one at fault, especially if there are costs associated with your recovery from that slip and fall incident. Consulting with an experienced attorney will surely save you time, money, and stress as they will address the case on your behalf, including with insurance companies. This allows you to recover peacefully from your injuries and begin moving forward after your accident.
At Shuman Legal, our experienced attorneys understand that achieving a favorable outcome through verdict or settlement is of utmost importance to slip and fall victims. If you sustain injuries in a slip or fall on someone else’s property, don’t hesitate to call our injury lawyers. We offer a free consultation regarding your case.
Since 1996, the Law Offices of Shuman Legal have been helping Slip and Fall Accident victims, all injured victims and their families, navigate the complex legal process. As experienced personal injury, worker’s compensation, and wrongful death attorneys, we can help you evaluate the facts, assess your options, navigate the legal challenges, and advocate on your behalf.
Shuman Legal has over 77 combined years of experience advocating for over 25,000 injury victims and their families. We advocate on your behalf, so you can focus on the task of recovery.