Helping Slip and Fall Accident Victims Recover for Their Serious Injuries
Slip and fall accidents impact millions of Americans each year. These accidents can occur nearly anywhere in Illinois, including parking lots, restaurants, grocery stores, sidewalks, stairways, and other locations. Slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries, particularly among older adults. These injuries can impact a slip and fall accident victim for weeks, months, and even years to come.
At Stein & Shulman, LLC, our firm understands the serious losses a slip and fall accident can cause to you and your family. We help the victims of slip and fall accidents caused by dangerous conditions to seek compensation from the negligent property owner or lessee that caused their injuries. Our attorneys assist slip and fall accident victims with a wide range of injuries, including hip injuries.
Hip Injuries Caused by Slip and Falls
Hip injuries can prove debilitating and extremely painful for slip and fall accident victims. Falls onto one’s side, back, or front can all result in a forceful impact to the hip. Potential hip injuries include:
- Hip fracture: A broken hip can occur in anyone, but is especially likely to happen to older adults. The natural aging process can weaken the bones, leaving them susceptible to breaks. Even younger adults can break a hip in a severe fall.
- Hip dislocation: When the ball at the top of the femur comes out of the socket, it causes hip dislocation. This serious hip injury is most likely to occur in forceful falls. The ligaments are at risk of injury if the hip is located.
Liability for Slip and Fall Accidents
All property owners have a legal duty to maintain their property in reasonably safe condition for invitees. This includes remedying known dangers. Property owners that fail to maintain their property in safe condition, resulting in injuries, can be held legally responsible. If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be able to seek compensation from owner of the property on which you were injured.
Damages for Your Slip and Fall Injury
Slip and fall accident victims may be able to recover for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Hip injuries often leave accident victims unable to return to work or perform basic living tasks for some time while the injury heals. For this reason, hip injuries can result in considerable damages.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, consult with one of our slip and fall accident attorneys as soon as possible to protect your legal rights. Our Chicago Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys at Stein & Shulman, LLC provide caring and dedicated representation to injured slip and fall accident victims in Illinois. We will fight to see that you obtain the maximum compensation you are entitled to under the law. Contact us today for a free consultation at (312) 422-0500 or by filling out a free contact form online.