Slip and Fall Accidents


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.


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.

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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!


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I came to John Nisivaco after being in a hit and run accident as a pedestrian. It was a very tough time for me and my family. When we contacted John we felt much more at ease. The whole experience was alleviated by John and the firm. He was upfront with us and told us all of our options and possible outcomes. With the case, we were always informed about its progress in a timely manner. I’m glad we came to John because he made our experience with my injury much easier and it was settled very quickly. He also looked ahead and made sure that I would be able to handle my settlement responsibly. I would recommend John Nisivaco to anyone who is thinking about hiring a personal injury attorney.

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I just want to thank you so much for helping me get through a difficult time. I trusted you completely and you didn’t let me down. You were very professional and caring. My sister is going through a similar situation with her daughter and this incident happened over 3 years ago and she has gotten nowhere. I would highly recommend Boudreau & Nisivaco. You are the best!

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Thank you so much for all of your help regarding my settlement! I am extremely grateful for all of your hard work and professionalism. You always took the time to answer my questions, and we knew there were many (sorry about that)! Again, a zillion Thank You's!


A few years ago, I used the law firm of Boudreau & Nisivaco for a work related injury and I was very impressed with their services. I received status updates in the mail and phone calls on my case as it progressed. Even after the settlement, my lawyer continued to call me to ask how I was doing. I would definitely recommend the Boudreau & Nisivaco law firm.


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