Falls are responsible for over 8 million trips to the hospital emergency room every year and many of the people that are hurt in a fall either sustain a fracture or require some form of surgery. Unlike a car accident where a police officer will usually arrive on scene and investigate the cause of the accident and determine who was at fault – nobody comes to investigate the cause of your fall except someone representing the property owner. Meaning, the person at the store or mall or apartment complex or grocery store that arrives on scene after your call is NOT on your side. He is a representative of the owner of the place where you fell.
Acting fast after being injured in a fall down is critical. You need to get pictures of the scene of your fall and the pictures need to show the conditions as they existed at the time of the fall. Meaning you don’t want pictures taken after the store or property owner has had a chance to clean up the ice or correct the leak that caused your fall. Broken concrete or curbs or sidewalks tend to get repaired very quickly after an injury.
Stein & Shulman has developed a reputation for successfully representing people injured in falls. Our team of investigators and safety experts will arrive on scene quickly to determine the cause of your fall and what should have been done to prevent it. Call us immediately. Your focus needs to be on the injuries you sustained and getting the medical treatment you need to recover. You could be missing time from work and you’re concerned about work giving you the time off you need to heal.
Let our team of lawyers aggressively pursue your right to a recovery. We have experts that can offer opinions and analysis in all areas including but not limited to:
- Water leakage problems causing dangerous ice formations
- Sloped or failing sidewalks and curbs
- Stairs, steps and hand railings that are unsafe
- Failure to provide handicap accessible ramps, entrance ways and bathrooms
- Failure to provide adequate lighting
The right safety expert can make or break your case. We front all the costs on your case and you do not get charged a dime unless we recover money for you. Call us to discuss the facts of your case and allow us to investigate the cause of your fall at no charge. We will guide you through the process and take all the worry out. We will make sure you have access to all the right medical professionals and that your bills are being paid. We will deal directly with the property owner’s insurance company and make sure your right to a settlement is not compromised by any statements you may make over the phone – we will be your voice.
Call Stein& Shulman for your free consultation and speak with an attorney experienced in fall down cases. Our telephone number is 312.422.0500.