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Can I Get Monetary Damages For My Slip and Fall Injuries?

 Posted on June 02, 2023 in Blog Post

shutterstock_1546499447-min.jpg Slip and fall accidents can lead to serious injuries, lengthy recuperation periods, and exorbitant medical expenses. As per Illinois law, slip and fall victims can acquire compensation for their injuries if they can prove another party's negligence led to their condition. 

Premises Liability Cases in Illinois 

Slip and fall injury claims fall under the umbrella of premises liability. As per Illinois law, a valid premises liability claim has to meet specific criteria. This includes the following:

  • The individual was injured because of an unsafe condition on the defendant’s  property 

  • The injury was caused by the defendant’s failure to mantain a reasonable safe premises

  • The injuries led to damages such as medical expenses or lost inome 

Gathering evidence is critical in slip and fall cases since proving it can be challenging compared to other personal injury cases. 

Unsafe conditions that can lead to a slip-and-fall accident can include:

  • Missing or damaged guardrails on a staircase

  • Uneven or damaged flooring

  • Cords, hoses, and anything else that can be a tripping hazard

  • Failure to designate unsafe areas 

  • Wet or slippery floors

  • Uneven services on walkways, sidewalks, or parking lots

  • Loose carpets, rugs, or mats

  • Insufficient lighting

  • Lack of warning regarding unsafe conditions on a property 

Damages in a Slip and Fall Accident Case 

As per Illinois law, slip and fall accident cases must be filed within two years of the date of the incident. Slip and fall accidents can lead to serious injuries and long recovery periods. You may have needed emergency room care, hospitalization, or even surgery. Your injuries may have also kept you out of work for weeks, months or longer.

Through a premises liability claim, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your financial losses. Compensation for medical expenses, including hospital bills, doctor bills, medication and pharmacy costs, and other medical costs may be available. You may also be entitled to compensation for the wages you missed out on due to your time off work.

Illinois law also allows for financial compensation for non-financial damages. Non-financial damages are the losses you suffered that cannot be represented on a receipt or medical bill. You could be entitled to compensation for your physical pain and suffering, lost quality of life, disability, disfigurement, and emotional suffering.

Contact a Park Ridge Slip and Fall Accident Attorney Today

Serious slip and fall accidents can lead to severe injuries with lifelong implications. A Park Ridge slip and fall accident attorney at Quinn Law Group can inform you of potential legal options. Contact us for a consultation by dialling 847-232-7180



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