Lawyers for Premises Liability Injuries in Kane County and Cook County
When you are on someone else’s property, the owner of that property is responsible for keeping you safe. As a visitor or guest, you have the right to expect that the property is reasonably free of hazards that could cause a slip and fall. Unfortunately, however, slip and fall accidents happen from time to time. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident on another party’s property, you may be entitled to compensation from the owner of the property. At Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered, we are equipped to help you recover the damages you need to get your life back on track after a slip and fall.
Property Owner Liability in Illinois
Property owners and occupants are required by law to keep their property safe for guests and visitors. If a hazard develops, it is up to the owner to discover the hazard quickly and to take action to address the problem. If the problem cannot be fixed immediately, the property owner must take steps to warn visitors and guests about the hazard. Owners who fail to address the problem or provide adequate warning could be held liable for any injuries that are caused as a result.
The skilled attorneys at Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered have more than 100 years of combined legal experience. We have helped clients throughout Northern Illinois recover millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, including many who were injured in slip and fall accidents. Our team understands the challenges involved in slip and fall cases, and we are prepared to put our proven approach to work for you.
Building Your Case for Compensation After a Slip and Fall
In order to collect damages for your slip and fall injuries, you must prove that the actions or negligence of the property owner caused your fall. Our experienced lawyers will help you prove that:
- The owner in question was responsible for the property where the accident occurred;
- A slip hazard was present, such as torn carpeting or a spill;
- The owner knew or reasonably should have known about the slip hazard;
- The owner did not take sufficient action to fix the problem or to warn guests; and
- The hazard caused your fall and subsequent injuries.
In many slip and fall cases, the property owner’s insurance company may offer a quick settlement in an attempt to minimize liability. This offer may come before you have even had the chance to determine the extent of your injuries and their effect on your life. It is important not to accept any settlement offers until you have spoken with an attorney dedicated to protecting your rights.
Kane County Personal Injury Lawyers
When you choose Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered, to help you with your slip and fall case, your priorities become our priorities. We take the time to listen carefully to you so that we can gain a full understanding of your needs, values, and goals. From there, we will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your fall and begin building a case to get you the compensation you deserve. We will remain at your side and will communicate openly and honestly with you about the progress of your case. Regardless of where your slip and fall occurred, you have rights, and our firm is committed to protecting those rights.
To learn more about our team and our approach to slip and fall accidents, contact our office. Call 630-462-1980 for a free consultation today. No fees unless you collect. We serve clients in DuPage County, Kane County, Will County, Cook County, and throughout Illinois.