Chicago Stairway Collapse and Injury Attorneys
Stairway collapse accidents can occur for a number of different reasons on a variety of property types. The crux of bringing forth a claim against a property owner for injuries you endured is based on the level of duty owed by the owner or landlord, and the damages that resulted. A skilled and experienced Chicago injury attorney, who is knowledgeable in the applicable Illinois laws, can help you through the claims process step by step and lead you to recovery. Our attorneys have over 45 combined years of experience helping injured stairway collapse victims such as yourself, successfully receive compensation for their injuries.
Oftentimes, stairwells in apartment complexes, commercial buildings, public facilities, construction sites or in a variety of other properties, can fall out of proper maintenance and become dangerous to visitors or residents. Generally, buildings have codes that their owners must maintain in compliance with to keep common areas, such as stairwells, safe for its occupants, visitors or residents. If a property owner becomes negligent in the maintenance of its building’s conditions injuries can occur, and they will be held liable for damages caused. Property owners have a higher standard of duty owed to its visitors and guests and those who use their property. Depending on the details of your matter, an experienced Chicago attorney will help discern whether the owner actually had notice of the defective condition and whether they retained control of the stairwell.
A collapsed stairwell can cause a variety of injuries, and individuals can be hurt in a range of severity, including fatalities. Common stairwell collapse injuries include:
- Broken bones and bruising
- Skull fractures or brain injuries
- Broken teeth, jaw or nose
- Spinal cord damage
- Paraplegia or Quadriplegia
- Severe neck injuries
Filing a Claim in Chicago for Stairwell Collapse Injury Accident
A skilled and experienced Chicago personal injury attorney can discuss the details of your matter with you and help you decide whether filing a claim is right for you. By walking you through the process step by step, you can confidently combat the property owner and the large insurance companies that may not take your claim seriously without legal representation. A successful injury claim can help you obtain the financial support you deserve to compensate for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of wages and quality of life and future medical care or treatment if necessary. What you are able to recover depends on a variety of factors, and our firm looks forward to meeting with you to help you understand your ability to obtain compensation. We pride ourselves on our policy that we don’t win or get paid unless you and your case do.
Our Chicago Law Firm Can Help You Recover From Your Stairwell Collapse Injury
If you have general questions about receiving compensation from a negligent property owner whose stairwell collapsed and caused you injury, or you wish to begin the recovery process, contact our firm at (312) 422-0500 to schedule a free consultation or fill out our website contact form.