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What You Must Prove to Win a Slip and Fall Injury Claim

Published on June 29th, 2021

In order to win your slip and fall case, you must establish the property owner’s liability for unsafe conditions on private property.

If you’ve been injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, contact the Chicago slip and fall attorneys at Shea Law Group.

Slips, Trips, and Falls

Slip and fall accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries in the United States, sending more than one million people to the hospital every year.

These accidents can happen inside a private residence, at work, or outdoors when least expected. While some may only cause minor injuries, others can result in serious injuries, such as broken bones, head trauma, and severe neck and back injuries.

If you’re ever injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, seek medical treatment and document everything that you can about the incident. Then, contact our law office as soon as you are ready to move forward with your case.

With several offices in the Chicagoland area, our personal injury attorneys in Naperville, Elgin, Waukegan, and Joliet are ready to help you get the compensation you deserve.

What You Need to Prove

When you’re injured on someone else’s property due to their negligence, you will need to prove the property owner is legally responsible for your injuries.

You will need to properly identify the liable parties as well as prove they caused or failed to prevent the accident. An example of liability in these cases would be if the property owner failed to recognize a hazardous condition and remove or repair the potential danger.

Proving You’re Not At Fault

In some slip and fall cases, the property owner may argue that you are responsible for the accident. This argument is known as comparative fault.

The state of Illinois uses a modified comparative negligence system. If you are found to be at 50 percent fault or lower, you will still be able to obtain damages from the defendant. However, the amount of damages you can collect will be affected by the percentage you’re found at fault.

For example, if you incur $100,000 in damages, but are found to be 50% at fault, you will only be able to recover $50,000. If you are found to be more than 50% at fault, you will not be able to recover any amount.

How Shea Law Group Can Help

If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, let our Naperville personal injury lawyers help you fight for maximum compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and more. Contact us today at 877-909-1215 for your free case evaluation.

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