b2ap3_thumbnail_shutterstock_1386822404.jpgAccidents happen. Whether a slip and fall accident occurred after walking on an icy path, slipping on a spilled liquid in your local grocery store or a loose step that wasn’t secured properly on a stairwell, these types of personal injuries can be serious. It is important to understand your rights when looking for financial compensation for medical needs after sustaining a slip and fall injury. If you, or a loved one, slipped on something faulty, unsecured, or otherwise dangerous, a personal injury attorney may be able to secure financial compensation for you.

Who Is Liable?

The first thing that is important to understand in personal injury law is how to determine liability. Liability refers to the legal responsibility for an injry. In slip and fall cases, a party can be held liable for an energy if the party produced a faulty product or neglected to ensure proper warning or safety standards for a product or situation. Real-world application of this may look like:

  • A grocery store is liable for a customer slipping on a spilled liquid that was not cleaned up and there was no sign indicating a slippery surface

  • A building owner is held liable for a victim slipping and becoming injured on a loose staircase that the owner was aware of and chose not to fix

How Do I Sue for Personal Injury?

If you sustained a significant injury from a slip and fall due to a neglected or faulty item or spill, you may be entitled to financial compensation. To receive compensation for a slip and fall accident, the victim, or his or her personal injury attorney, must prove:

  • The faulty product or neglected situation existed on the scene during the time of the slip and fall and not after

  • The owner of the product or the property was (1) aware of the issue and neglected to fix it or (2) was unaware of an issue that should have been inspected or investigated

  • A victim slipped, fell and injured themselves because of the dangerous situation

Wheaton, Illinois Slip and Fall Attorney

If you were injured during a slip and fall accident at the fault of a negligent owner, the Law Offices of David W. Clark, P.C. may be able to help you receive financial compensation for your injuries. Our Wheaton, Illinois slip and fall attorney David W. Clark has years of experience representing clients in personal injuries cases and securing compensation for their pain and suffering. If you would like to schedule a free consultation with our office, call 630-665-5678 today.

 

Source(s):

https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/fulltext.asp?DocName=073500050K2-1116

 

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David Clark

David W. Clark is the founder and owner of the Law Offices of David W. Clark, P.C., in Wheaton, Illinois. As a sole practitioner in the firm, Mr. Clark has extensive knowledge in the areas of personal injury, workers’ compensation, and limited scope…

David W. Clark is the founder and owner of the Law Offices of David W. Clark, P.C., in Wheaton, Illinois. As a sole practitioner in the firm, Mr. Clark has extensive knowledge in the areas of personal injury, workers’ compensation, and limited scope representation/pro se help. With more than 20 years of legal experience devoted to personal injury law and those who have been injured in the workplace, Mr. Clark is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Illinois, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.