Millions of Americans suffer harm that is severe enough to require urgent medical care in the U.S. every year. As a result, if you have recently been injured after slipping and falling while you were shopping, you are certainly not alone.
Depending on the nature of your injuries and their severity, you may be facing significant medical bills, a lengthy period of rehabilitation, and you may even be missing time away from work while you heal. As a result of the fact that slip-and-fall injuries can be genuinely costly, it is important to seek legal guidance in the wake of your injurious fall. By doing so, you will be able to clarify whether you have cause to file legal action against the establishment where you were shopping and/or any third-party owners or managers of the retail property where you fell.
When Are Slip-and-Fall Injuries Legally Actionable?
Generally speaking, slip-and-fall injuries provide grounds upon which an injury victim can seek compensation if a property owner either knew – or should have known – about a hazardous condition on their property and failed to adequately mitigate the risk that someone would suffer harm as a result of this condition.
This legal standard is purposefully broad – and somewhat vague – as this area of law is highly contextual. As a result, one slip-and-fall incident at a store may not prove to be actionable while another might. The circumstances of each individual’s particular case will make or break their ability to secure compensation from a property owner or property manager in the wake of an injurious fall as a result.
Contact a Dedicated Arlington Heights Premises Liability Lawyer
If you have recently slipped and fallen while shopping, and you sustained injuries as a result of that unfortunate event, you may be entitled to significant compensation as a result of the harm you have suffered. To learn about how the reputable Arlington Heights, Illinois premises liability lawyers at [[title]] approach the legal representation of slip-and-fall victims, call our team at [[phone]] or submit a contact form on our website to schedule a free case evaluation.
While not all slip-and-fall injuries are legally actionable, many of them are. If the establishment where you were shopping failed to uphold its obligations under the law and you were hurt as a result of that failure, you may have grounds upon which to take legal action. Connect with us today to learn more. We look forward to speaking with you.