Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers for Injury Victims living in Northbrook , Elgin and Naperville

Were you injured when you slipped and fell when visiting a private property or while you were shopping in a retail establishment? If so, you could be entitled to compensation if the owner of that property failed to maintain it properly, thereby ensuring your safety. The personal injury lawyers at the d Makarone Law Firm know that these accidents can have serious or even tragic consequences. If you or a loved one recently suffered a serious injury in a slip and fall accident, you owe to yourself to consult with us so we can evaluate your case and ensure that your recovery is as stress-free as possible.

Slip and Fall Accident Statistics

Slip and fall accidents fall under an area of personal injury laws known as “premises liability.” According to the National Floor Safety Institute, here are 4 statistics regarding this type of injury causing accident:

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  • Although it’s not the most common injury-causing accident in the workplace, slip and fall accidents result in the most workdays missed
  • Approximately 5% of all slip and fall injuries are broken bones or fractures
  • Every year, 8 million Americans visit hospital emergency rooms because of fall-related injuries. Roughly 12% or 960,000 of these individuals slipped and fell.
  • Flooring materials account for more than 2 million or 25% of all slip and fall injuries every year

At the Makarone Law Firm, our trusted personal injury lawyers have focused on the needs of slip and fall accident victims living in Northbrook , Elgin and Naperville, and other greater Chicago area suburbs.

Determining Who is responsible

Ironically, the Makarone Law Firm has seen the injury victim play a contributing factor or role in a slip and fall accident and injuries. And that is why you cannot represent your case on your own but require the legal acumen to navigate through the maze of legalities. Needless to say, slip and fall accident or premises liability cases can be challenging and complex when trying to determine who is liable. That is where we step in to assist you through the complexities of law. We know that one of these must apply when trying to determine liability:

  • The property owner caused the dangerous or hazardous condition
  • The property owner knew about the dangerous or hazardous condition but failed to correct or repair it
  • The property owner should have known about the dangerous or hazardous condition because a “reasonable” person would’ve

If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries by slipping and falling on a commercial or residential property, call the Makarone Law Firm and speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer in in Northbrook , Elgin and Naperville today.