Have you been injured on another person’s property? Slip-and-fall injuries are often painful, but they can also be costly to you and your family. At times like these, you need a lawyer with years of experience fighting for clients to get the best possible results.
This is why many Chicagoans turn to the Chicago slip-and-fall attorneys at GWC Injury Lawyers. Our trial-tested attorneys have proven they can deliver when you have been caused to slip and fall because of a property owner’s negligence.
Chicago property owners have a duty to keep any buildings or land they own in a condition that is safe for authorized visitors. GWC has successfully represented clients who have been injured in slip-and-fall accidents because Chicago landowners failed to uphold their legal obligations. Our lawyers’ knowledge of state and local laws can help you maximize your settlement or verdict after an accident.
Slips, Trips, and Falls
At GWC Injury Lawyers, we fight for clients who have been hurt as the result of a slip, a trip, or a fall. A wide number of conditions can cause these accidents, though these are some of the most common:
- Slippery Floors
- Icy Pathways
- Uneven Pavement
- Damaged Stairways
- Walkway Gaps
- Defective Terraces and/or Porches
- Unforeseen Hazards, Like Raised Nails in Hardwood Floors
With premises liability cases, even more so than with other types of accidents, it is crucial that you contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible so that he or she can investigate your claim and begin preparing an accident report. Conditions can be repaired or remedied, making it a case of your word versus the property owner’s, so call the slip-and-fall lawyers at GWC. Our initial case evaluation can help your claim since we will be looking for the evidence that can best help your case.
Our slip-and-fall attorneys in Chicago have decades of experience negotiating claims with insurance companies, and we’re not afraid to take your case to trial if the negligent parties refuse to make a fair offer.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Chicago slip, trip, or fall, we’d be honored to represent you. We believe a strong attorney-client relationship is the basis for every successful personal injury claim, and we’ve had a lot of them: GWC has helped its clients recover more than $2 billion dollars in settlements and verdicts over more than four decades in practice. During that time, we have worked on virtually every type of slip-and-fall accident, including the following:
Slipping On Wet Floors
Every business has a legal responsibility to ensure that its environment does not cause harm to customers. Sadly, this duty is not always observed. Far too often, people injure themselves at a grocery, drug, or hardware store by slipping on a wet floor.
At GWC, we want customers to feel safe in these businesses, and our Chicago slip-and-fall attorneys help keep business owners honest. By advocating for you when you have been hurt after a slip-and-fall on a wet floor, we are advocating for all other customers to make sure it does not happen to them. Most importantly, we will fight for you and your family to get you the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.
Tripping in Potholes
After practically every long Chicago winter, when the snow finally melts, what do you find? Fresh potholes. They not only damage cars, but they can also cause severe injuries if you trip in one. Pothole-based slip-and-fall accidents can leave you with a fractured wrist, a broken leg, a crushed ankle, or life-changing injuries to the hips and joints.
And these potholes are not limited to the streets – you might also find them in parking lots, on sidewalks, or in business driveways. Depending on where you were when you tripped in a pothole, someone else could be held liable for your injuries. That is why it is essential to work with attorneys with investigative minds and a desire to improve community safety, like the ones you will find at GWC Injury Lawyers.
Falling on Uneven Stairs
Chicago building codes specify the range of measurements appropriate for both the height and the depth of each step. As odd as it may seem, if you’ve fallen and hurt yourself on someone else’s stairs, every inch counts, so the steps must be uniform in height and depth.
If the height and depth of the stairs vary by more than a tiny amount, you likely have a legitimate code violation on your hands. The attorneys at GWC have the legal knowledge and the investigative expertise to identify the staircase code violations that will help you earn compensation in a Chicago slip-and-fall claim.
Whether you were hurt slipping on a wet floor, tripping in a pothole, or falling on uneven stairs, GWC can help, so contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our Chicago slip-and-fall lawyers. You may call our office at (312) 464-1234 or click here to chat with a representative at any time.
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