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Lake Zurich Slip and Fall Injury Attorney

Attorney for Slip and Fall Accidents in Lake County

Unless you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, it might be hard to believe that someone could be seriously hurt by something that sounds so innocent. But slips and falls can happen in an instant, and can result in injuries that are far worse than simple bumps and bruises.

When people slip and fall in their own homes, the law cannot do much to help. But what happens when someone is hurt because they slipped and fell on the wet floor of a supermarket? What about when someone falls down ice-covered stairs in an apartment complex? Or when someone falls on an oily restaurant floor? In each of these cases, the person who slipped and fell may be able to recover money, known as compensation, from the business or residential complex where they were injured.

Slip and fall cases can be difficult to win because if you wait too long, evidence can be hard to find. But if you act quickly, an Illinois personal injury attorney with Salvi Law, Inc. can look at your case and take action right away.

Who Is Responsible for Slip and Fall Accidents? 

As with any other type of accident, every case of slip and fall injury is different. However, in general, Illinois premises liability law allows property owners and managers to be held responsible for the safety of people who come onto a property. Usually, it is not the manager or property owner who personally pays people injured in slip and fall accidents; rather, insurance companies for businesses and homeowners are meant to cover the cost of people who get hurt on the property.

How Can I Get Money for a Slip and Fall Injury? 

The exact path your case takes will depend on where you were and what happened when you slipped and fell. In many cases, you will end up settling with an insurance company, which will offer you an amount it thinks you will accept.

It is important to know that insurance companies are not there to help you. They do not care whether you were hurt or whether you recover. An insurance company exists for one reason - to make money - and they will do whatever they can to avoid paying injured victims a fair settlement.

Negotiating with insurance companies is very difficult for most people, for several reasons. The average person does not know how insurance companies operate and may have no idea what their case is worth. Many insurance companies hire professionals to say sorry on their behalf. The insurance company hopes that injured people will feel the insurance company cares, and accept a smaller amount of money than they might take otherwise.

Similarly, people injured in slip and fall accidents often do not know the full extent of their injuries and how much they will cost in the long run. This can greatly lower the value of a case. For example, if a woman slips and falls down wet stairs, she may herniate a disc in her back. Herniated discs can become much more painful over time, and can require physical therapy, braces, and even surgery. But if this woman has already accepted a settlement offer from an insurance company, thinking her injury was not so bad, how can she get the money she needs to pay her medical expenses? This is where the help of an experienced personal injury attorney comes in.

Contact a Lake County Slip and Fall Attorney

If you have been hurt in a slip and fall accident, you may wonder whether you should pursue a personal injury claim. To get help making this decision, contact an experienced attorney who can look at the facts of your case and then provide an informed legal opinion. If you decide to move ahead with a claim, your attorney will work with you step-by-step to make sure you have a chance at a favorable case outcome.

At Salvi Law, Inc., we have many years of experience helping clients with a wide range of injuries from slip and fall accidents. When clients choose us, they can feel confident knowing our firm never takes shortcuts. We simply do what needs to be done to make sure our clients get a fair settlement. We serve Cook County, Lake Zurich, and Lake County. Contact us at 847-721-2499 for a free consultation today.

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