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Rockford Slip and Fall Lawyer

According to data provided by the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), slip and fall accidents send 1.1 million Americans to the emergency room every year. In many cases, these accidents can lead to very serious injuries. As a slip and fall accident victim, you have a legal right to hold the negligent property owner liable for your damages. To do so, you should work with an experienced Rockford slip and fall accident lawyer. At Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd., our premises liability team has the skills and experience needed to help you recover the compensation you rightfully deserve.

Proving Liability in an Illinois Slip and Fall Accident Case

To hold a business or property owner legally responsible for your slip and fall accident injuries, you will need to prove that their negligence, in some form, contributed to your accident. Under Illinois law, negligence is the failure to take proper care. In practice, negligence can manifest itself in many different forms. Some examples of property owner negligence that could potentially lead to a serious slip and fall accident include:

  • Uncleaned spills left on the floor
  • Leaks left unrepaired
  • Clutter left in the middle of a walkway
  • Cracked floorboards
  • Broken stairs
  • Tattered carpets
  • Broken or inadequate lighting
  • Poorly maintained outdoor walking surfaces

The Legal Elements of Negligence

Ultimately, negligence is a very fact-specific issue. When assessing negligence, there are many different factors that will need to be considered. To establish liability, your slip and fall accident lawyer will need to be able to prove the following four things:

  • There was an unreasonable safety hazard present on the property;
  • That safety hazard, at least partially, caused your accident;
  • The property owner knew or should have known about the existence of that danger; and
  • The property owner could have taken action to address the problem but failed to act.

Compensation Available for Injured Victims

Once you are able to establish liability in your Rockford slip and fall accident case, your claim will move to the issue of damages. Under Illinois law, injured victims have a legal right to recover compensation for the full value of their damages from the at-fault business or property owner. Our team can help you seek financial recovery for:

  • Emergency medical expenses
  • Hospital bills
  • Physical therapy costs
  • Other incidental economic damages
  • Long-term disability
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of life enjoyment

Schedule Your Free Personal Injury Consultation Today

At Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd., our Rockford premises liability attorneys have considerable experience handling slip and fall accident claims. We can help you hold the negligent property owner accountable for your damages. From our offices in Rockford and Streator, we represent victims throughout the region, including in Winnebago County, LaSalle County, and Livingston County.

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