Freshly Mopped Floor Slip and Fall Lawsuit Lawyer in Chicago, Illinois
Slip and Fall Injury Settlements, Lawsuits, and Lawyers in Chicago, Illinois
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. They happen when you least expect it, especially on recently mopped floors. If you or someone you love has fallen on a mopped floor through no fault of their own, you know that slips and falls can cause devastating injuries. Where do you turn for help? Who is responsible for your damages such as lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering and how much should they pay you? Before you try to settle the claim yourself, consult with experienced Chicago personal injury lawyers and Stein & Shulman, LLC. They have the experience to make those responsible pay for your injuries.
Falling can cause serious, life-threatening injuries and can cause death in some instances. Slips and falls are dangerous people you are caught off guard when it happens:
- When you slip, you get thrown off balance. Depending on how you stepped before you slipped, one leg goes in one direction, while your other leg flails in the opposite direction.
- You could lose your feet out from underneath you and fall backward.
- You could fall forward if you slip then your foot catches, causing your balance to shift from your heels to your toes rapidly.
- It is not hard to see why slip and falls cause such serious injuries. We usually try to fight against falling off balance. Since the slip usually happens very quickly, we rarely have time to recover. By the time we hit the ground, we are contorted and fall without properly bracing ourselves.
We see all types of injuries from slipping and falling on mopped floors. We have seen broken bones from falls. Some of the most common injuries we see are fractured hips, ankles, wrists, and elbows. We also see head injuries such as concussions from falls on mopped floors. These injuries cause significant pain. They sometimes require surgery to repair and then take a long time to heal. Medical bills can accumulate rapidly, even if you have health insurance. You must remit payment for co-pays and ever-rising deductibles.
Meanwhile, life does not stop because you suffered an injury. The mailman continues to deliver bills even though you are out of work. You must pay your rent, or your mortgage and your boss is wondering when you are going to come back to work. If you are lucky, you will have a job that offers paid vacation and sick time to cover the time you are out of work. On the other hand, if you only get paid when you are working, you are faced with the prospect of staying out of work until you are completely healed or return to work injured. Neither decision is palatable.
Who can you hold responsible for your injuries? The person or company who owns the floor may be accountable for your injuries. Under Illinois law, the owner of the premises has a duty of care to make sure that no one is injured on their premises. In other words, the owner must keep the people who enter the premises safe from injuries. The premises owner has defenses which may limit or completely exonerate the premises owner. The premises owner may not be found liable for your injuries if the recently mopped floor was open and obvious or you knew the floor was slippery when you crossed over it.
Slip And Falls On Mopped Floors Inflict Serious Injuries
The attorneys at Stein & Shulman LLC are experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys who have a reputation for fighting for their client to win the compensation they deserve. Do not settle for less. If you or a loved one was injured after slipping on a mopped floor or were injured through no fault of your own, call Stein & Shulman today at 312.422.0500 or complete our on-line contact form to schedule a free consultation. There is no fee unless we are successful on your behalf.