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Filing Your Injury Claim

Slip and fall cases involve injuries that are caused when an individual slips and falls on another person's premise. If you have suffered injury in a slip and fall incident, you may be entitled to collect monetary compensation for your injuries so that your can pay for the financial damages you incurred as a result.

Prior to filing a personal injury lawsuit, you should develop a basic understanding of the Illinois premises liability law and schedule a free case evaluation with our Chicago personal injury lawyers.

Proving Liability in an Illinois Slip & Fall Case

In the state of Illinois, slip and fall cases fall under the classification of negligence law. To prove that the property owner was at fault for your injuries, you must establish that he or she had a duty of care to not cause your injury and that this duty was not fulfilled.

You must also prove that the violation of their duty and your injuries are directly related. Another aspect of a slip and fall case is that you must suffer damages as a result of the injuries, including medical costs and lost wages.

Filing a Lawsuit for Damages

If you are filing a slip and fall claim, you must determine what caused you to fall. Some of the common causes of slip and falls include:

  • Spills or slippery surfaces
  • Worn and uneven flooring
  • Loose floorboards
  • Cluttered floors
  • Improper warnings of hazards
  • Poorly constructed staircases
  • Potholes in parking lots

Slip and fall cases can occur on residential, commercial, and government property. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident on another party's property and want to pursue a legal claim against the at-fault party, we can help. Schedule a free case evaluation with our team today by contacting Boudreau & Nisivaco, LLC!