Helping Those Injured By Slips, Trips & Falls On Hazardous Properties
Spiros Law, P.C. is dedicated to helping those injured when property owners in Central and Southern Illinois fail to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition or warn of a dangerous condition. Such acts of negligence can lead to serious accidents — specifically slip and falls, trip and falls, or falls from heights — and, consequently, serious injuries.
In addition to the physical pain of a severe injury, those injured are likely to face expensive medical bills and miss time from work. If you have found yourself in this situation, you should not have to go through pain because of, or spend your hard-earned money to fix, another person’s mistakes. Our attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C. want to help you navigate the civil justice system to have the at-fault party answer for their actions. We will also fight tooth and nail to maximize your compensation.
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, contact Spiros Law, P.C.. Our Charleston, IL attorneys are here to listen and help.
Am I Eligible To File A Slip & Fall Claim?
Property owners have a duty to keep their property free of dangerous conditions that could cause a slip and fall accident, such as:
- Unsafe or torn flooring
- Unexpected drops
- Poor lighting
- Unsafe stairs
- Wet floors
- Broken or cracked sidewalks
- Rain, ice, or snow
- Objects in walkways
Therefore, if your slip and fall injury was caused by any of these hazardous conditions, which the property owner knew about or should have known about and they failed to remedy the hazard or warn you of the hazard, it is likely you will qualify to bring a claim against the negligent property owner. Since these claims concern another person’s property, they fall under premises liability law.
Types Of Slip & Fall Injuries
As mentioned, slip and falls frequently result in major injuries, many of which require significant medical treatment. Sadly, some falls can even result in wrongful death.
Often, our lawyers handle slip and fall cases relating to fatal injuries or the following serious injuries:
- Broken bones
- Orthopedic injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head and brain injuries
Is There A Deadline To File A Claim?
Each state has its own filing deadline called a statute of limitations. In Illinois, the statute of limitations for slip and fall cases is exactly two years from the date the accident occurred. This means that after two years, injured persons will not be able to pursue a claim. It is important to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible, however, as the clock can run out quickly.
Work With Acclaimed Attorneys Who Truly Care
The attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C. have substantial experience with slip and fall cases. We apply our knowledge and experience to fight for our clients to receive the full measure of damages to which they are entitled under state law. These damages may include expenses for past and future medical treatment, as well as lost wages, any future loss of earnings, disfigurement, pain and suffering, and, if the worst has happened, a loved one’s death.
In many cases, these damages may be covered under the at-fault party’s property insurance policy. We will consider every source of compensation and every type of economic and non-economic damages available to help our clients obtain a more stable future.
For a free case evaluation, call a Charleston slip and fall lawyer at (217) 516-3451 or contact us online.