Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer for Injury Victims in Mundelein, Elmhurst and Chicago Heights

Slip and fall is a term that applies in a personal injury claim or personal injury lawsuit when an individual has slipped or tripped and fallen on private or public property and suffered injury as a result. If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a slip and fall accident, the Makarone Law Firm personal injury lawyers will litigate aggressively on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.

Factors that cause Slip and Fall Accidents

In areas such as the Midwest, slip and fall accidents are a fairly common occurrence in the wintertime when surfaces are slick with ice and snow. However, there are a number of other factors that can cause a person to slip and fall including:

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  • cords laying across floors and walkways
  • cracks, potholes, and uneven surfaces in parking lots
  • debris or trash on a floor or walkway
  • ice that has been salted on driveways, parking lots, and sidewalks
  • liquid spills that haven’t been cleaned up
  • loose floorboards, mats, or rugs
  • poor lighting in hallways and stairwells
  • recently mopped or waxed floors
  • stairways without handrails
  • uneven walking surfaces (no warning posted)

The personal injury lawyers in Mundelein, Elmhurst and Chicago Heights of the Makarone Law Firm have been handling these types of injury claims for many years and have obtained large settlements for clients in the process of litigating these cases. As one of the leading personal injury law firms in the Midwest, we have the experience and knowledge required to win slip and fall accident cases and maximize the client’s settlement.

Determining Liability in a Slip and Fall Accident Case

We know that when you are suffering due to your injuries, it is difficult to tend to the lawsuit. We take on the responsibility in order to determine that a public or private property owner is legally responsible for the harm you suffered in a slip and fall accident, you must prove one of the following facts:

  • The property owner, or someone in their employ, must have caused the dangerous or hazardous condition that caused you to slip (or trip) and fall.
  • The property owner, or an employee, should’ve been aware that the dangerous or hazardous condition existed yet did nothing to correct or fix it.
  • The property owner, or an employee, should’ve been aware of the dangerous area of hazard on the surface because a reasonable property owner or individual in their employ would’ve noticed it and took steps to correct, fix, or repair it.

For more information, call the Makarone Law Firm  and speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Mundelein, Elmhurst and Chicago Heights today.