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Joliet Slip and Fall Attorney

Lawyers for Slip and Fall Injuries Resulting from Property Owner Negligence in Joliet

Slip and fall accidents can be serious. When a person suddenly falls and lands on their back or another part of their body on a hard surface, they can sustain serious injuries that require extensive medical care. Back injuries are common, as are injuries to the brain. These injuries can be temporarily or permanently debilitating. Many people who slip and fall must take time away from work to recover from their injuries, and medical bills related to the injury can pile up. Fortunately, in many cases, people who have slipped and fallen can recover compensation from the party in control of the premises where the accident happened. If the party tasked with keeping the premises safe for people who were permitted to enter the property knew or should have known of the hazard that led you to slip and fall, they are likely liable for your injuries. You may be able to bring a premises liability lawsuit against the business you were injured in.

Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol LLC can offer you a complimentary case evaluation to determine whether you may be entitled to compensation. Our attorneys are experienced in representing those who have slipped and fallen due to a dangerous wet floor or spill while visiting a business. We will conduct a comprehensive investigation into your accident to seek proof that the property owner or the party in control of the property was negligent in causing your fall. Our top priority is to recover the highest possible amount of compensation for you.

How We Investigate Slip and Fall Accidents

The most important things we need to prove are that you slipped and fell due to a hazardous condition - such as a slippery floor - and that the party in control of the premises knew or should have known about the danger. Often, the party in charge of the premises is the manager or owner of a store, restaurant, or drinking establishment. Proving these facts often requires a skilled investigation by experienced attorneys.

We will start by determining whether the accident area is visible from a security camera. Many businesses are equipped with indoor and outdoor security cameras that may have captured footage of your fall. It is also important for us to interview witnesses. We will likely interview staff members who were working that day and may have become aware of the spill or wet floor area. If we are notified of the accident right away, we may also be able to investigate the accident site itself to preserve any physical evidence that may show what happened.

What to Do After a Slip and Fall

Taking the right steps after a slip and fall is of high importance. First, do not get up immediately - you do not want to injure yourself further. If you suspect that you have a neck, back, or brain injury, call 911 and do not move until paramedics arrive.

If you can, have someone else photograph the spill or wet floor area. There is a chance that the store manager will offer you a certain amount of money right away - it is wise not to take it, as this amount is rarely near what your claim is actually worth. Make a note of any security cameras that appear to be recording the area where you fell.

Even if you do not think your injuries are serious, it is wise to get medical attention immediately. Some injuries are not immediately felt, so it is best to have a medical professional attend to you. If you notice new pain developing in the days after the accident, you should seek care again. You should also contact an attorney as soon as possible so that we can act quickly to preserve important evidence.

Contact a Will County Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer

If you have been injured in a slip and fall on another party's premises, Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol LLC may be able to help you recover compensation for your medical costs, lost income, and more. To begin with a free consultation, please contact us at 815-730-1977. We work on contingency fees, so you do not need to pay unless we recover compensation for you.

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