In Rockford, property owners are legally required to take reasonable precautions to ensure that their buildings or land will not inflict harm on authorized visitors. Sometimes they neglect this duty, however, causing people on their properties to slip and fall, sometimes causing serious injuries. Slip-and-injuries are often painful, but they can also be financially devastating, with astronomical medical bills and lost wages. If you have been the victim of a slip-and-fall accident, it is important that you reach out to a lawyer with years of experience obtaining significant compensation for injured clients.
For this reason, many Rockford residents have turned to the Rockford slip-and-fall attorneys at GWC Injury Lawyers. For years, GWC’s trial-tested attorneys have consistently delivered on behalf of clients who were injured in slip-and-fall accidents on properties that were negligently maintained by landowners in Rockford. Our lawyers have the knowledge of local and state laws needed to maximize the value of any verdict or settlement.
Have You Slipped, Tripped, or Fallen?
At GWC, we take great pride in advocating for clients who have been hurt when they slipped, tripped, or fell because of property defects. While there can be any number of causes for slip-and-fall accidents, some of the most common include the following:
- Slippery Floors
- Uneven Pavement
- Icy Paths
- Sidewalk Gaps
- Improperly Constructed Stairs
- Damaged Porches and Terraces
- Unforeseen Obstacles, Like Potholes or Raised Nails
With slip-and-fall accidents, it is important that you retain a personal injury attorney who can investigate your claim and assemble an accident report as soon as possible. Faulty conditions can be repaired very quickly after an accident. If they are, it could become a matter of your word versus the landowner’s, which can work against your claim. To prevent this from happening, contact the slip-and-fall lawyers at GWC immediately. They know the type of evidence to gather during their initial case evaluation in order to best serve your case.
Our Rockford slip-and-fall attorneys have worked on claims just like yours against practically every major insurance company. They know who we are, and they know that – unlike our competitors – we are not afraid to take your case to trial if they refuse to provide you with fair compensation.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in Rockford because of some other person’s negligence, it would be our honor to work for you. At GWC, we know that a strong relationship between an attorney and a client forms the basis for any personal injury claim success because we have obtained so many of them. GWC has recovered over $2 billion for our clients in more than forty years in the business. Throughout our history, we have gotten our clients results in nearly every type of slip-and-fall accident, including those involving the following faulty conditions:
Improperly Constructed Stairs
The building codes in Rockford set strict limits on the appropriate range of measurements for the height and depth of stairs. As simple as it may sound, every inch counts. If the height and depth of stairs vary by more than a trivial amount, people walking on them can trip and seriously injure themselves.
If this has happened to you while walking on somebody else’s stairs, it could be because of a legitimate code violation for which you could receive compensation. To build an effective claim, reach out to the lawyers at GWC, who have the legal knowledge and the investigative experience you need to identify the code violations that will form the basis of your Rockford slip-and-fall case.
Businesses have a legal responsibility to ensure that their premises do not cause harm to their customers. Unfortunately, they do not always observe this duty. As a result, customers often injure themselves by falling on slippery floors at such heavily frequented places as restaurants, grocery stores, and pharmacies.
At GWC, our Rockford slip-and-fall attorneys take great pride in keeping business owners honest by fighting for you if you get injured in a fall on a slippery floor. Not only does it help you and your family get the financial compensation you deserve, but it also helps future customers by making sure that the same thing never happens to them.
As Rockford residents probably know, when the snow finally melts after a long winter, you are less likely to find fresh flowers than you are to find fresh potholes. These potholes can cause significant damage to cars, but they can also inflict significant damage on the people who trip on them. If you have been the victim of a pothole-related slip-and-fall accident, you could end up with a broken leg, a fractured wrist, a crushed ankle, or punishing injuries of the hips and joints.
And potholes are not confined to the roads in the streets. Far too often, unsuspecting pedestrians can encounter them on sidewalks, in parking lots, or on business driveways, with painful results. But depending on where you suffered a pothole injury, you might be eligible to obtain compensation from some other negligent party. To better serve your claim, retain injury lawyers who have an investigative mindset and who are passionate about community safety, like the attorneys at GWC.
Whether you were injured on improperly constructed stairs, a slippery floor, an unforeseen pothole, or some other defective condition, contact GWC to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with our Rockford slip-and-fall lawyers. Please call our office at (312) 464-1234 or click here to chat with a representative at any time.
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