Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer In Waukegan, Niles and St. Charles

Slip and fall accident cases often arise when a person injures themselves by slipping (or tripping) and falling on someone’s private or public property. While it’s reasonable to expect a business or private property to be maintained in such a manner as to prevent these types of accidents, roughly 1 million people visit ER’s with slip and fall injuries. As one of the Midwest’s top-ranked legal practices, the Makarone Law Firm represents injury victims living in the cities of Waukegan, Niles and St. Charles.

The injuries that people suffer in slip and fall accidents will vary from one person to the next. Our personal injury lawyers in Waukegan, Niles and St. Charles have seen injuries ranging from just a few bumps and bruises to catastrophic consequences such as traumatic brain injuries or even fatalities. Ironically, the majority of these accidents are preventable. Because so many of these accidents involve the negligence of a business or residential property owner, slip and fall accidents fall under an area of personal injury law known as “premises liability.”

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5 common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

While some of the following causes of slip and fall accidents in in Waukegan, Niles and St. Charles may come as a surprise to you, they could’ve been prevented

  •     Bad weather
  •     Footwear that doesn’t provide enough traction
  •      Fraudulent slip and fall claims – accounts for 3% of all slip and fall cases
  •      Improper training for the workplace
  •    Uneven or wet surfaces – surface conditions account for 55% of all slip and fall accidents. Clutter and debris, defective sidewalks and walkways, loose floorboards, loose mats and throw rugs, moisture accumulation, poorly built staircases, potholes, recently mopped or waxed floors, and torn carpeting are the primary culprits.

If you or a loved one has suffered injury because of any of the above reasons, and you feel it could’ve been avoided, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit and be compensated for your physical and property losses. Your injury lawyer will find the evidence and witnesses to ensure that they draft a strong case and help you win the compensation that you deserve.

Ethical and Legal Obligations of Property Owners

In order to succeed in a slip and fall accident case, your Makarone Injury Lawyer personal injury lawyer in Waukegan, Niles and St. Charles will prove that the property owner where your accident occurred noticed the condition that lead to your injury and didn’t provide a safe environment for you to visit. Our goal is to maximize your case and get you the compensation you deserve while protecting your rights throughout the legal process. For more information, call the Makarone Law Firm and speak with a personal injury lawyer today.