Slip & Fall Injuries Happen Everywhere
When you fall, trip, or slip while on another person’s property, you may be entitled to compensation from the owner for any injuries that you suffered. Property owners have the responsibility to ensure the safety of their premises for visitors and warn them of any potential hazards. Allowing some dangerous condition to exist that caused the slip or fall is negligence on the part of the owner and can be grounds for a lawsuit. Even if you simply fell while walking on the sidewalk, injuries from such falls can be harsh and traumatic. Let us help you figure out what steps to take next while you heal from your injuries.
If you have sustained injuries on someone’s property as a result of slipping, tripping, or falling, contact Caras Law Group today for a free consultation and case evaluation. Dean Caras and his experienced associates are ready to handle your case and assist you in the recovery process because such an incident can result in a premises liability claim.
Verdicts Obtained by Caras Law Group
Slip and Fall – $200,000 settlement for a shopper at a local toy store who slipped and fell as a result of a skateboard that was improperly displayed on the floor of the toy store. Plaintiff suffered injuries to her knee and elbow, with the knee requiring arthroscopic surgery.
Slip and Fall – $600,000 settlement for a McDonald’s customer who slipped and fell inside of the restaurant and tore her rotator cuff.
Slip and Fall/Premises Liability – $450,000 verdict in a matter where a 65-year-old grandmother fractured her hip when she fell on a defective ramp at O’Hare Airport.
Slip and Fall/Premises Liability – Woman won appeal and received a new trial. Plaintiff fell on a patch of ice in a parking lot and broke her ankle. She sued the owner of the parking lot and the contractor responsible for snow removal. While the owner of the parking lot settled quickly, the contractor refused responsibility and the case proceeded to trial. An error in the instructions given by the judge to the jury lead to a not guilty verdict. Through our review of this case we uncovered that the instructions given to the jury by the judge were not applicable to this particular defendant. The appellate court agreed and awarded the plaintiff a new trial.
Remember: whether your fall happens at a big retail store like Nordstrom, a restaurant or fast food place like McDonalds and Wendy’s, or shopping on the Mag Mile, we at Caras Law Group are here to help. Our team handles cases like this every day, and our focus is ensuring that you are made whole after dealing with unexpected injuries.