Chicago and Dallas/Ft. Worth Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers
Some of the most common personal injury claims we handle at Toro Law Office stem from slip and fall accidents. In fact, slip and fall accidents are extremely common, regardless of the time of year. However, they are not always as straightforward as you may think. The term “slip and fall” refers to any situation where a person slips, trips, or falls on a dangerous or uneven surface and sustains an injury as a result. Slip and fall accidents take place every single day, especially during the winter months when sidewalks, parking lots, and department stores are especially dangerous because of the weather. Experienced slip and fall attorney Moises Briseño and Associates at Toro Law Office represents clients in Illinois and Texas, working tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. In Illinois, the weather is much more unpredictable, particularly during the winter months. We handle countless slip and fall cases in Chicago, and throughout the rest of the state because of icy sidewalks and slippery walkways.
Business owners and homeowners have a duty of care to ensure their property is properly maintained and safe for the public. If they fail to do this and a walkway or any part of a homeowner’s private property is hazardous, visitors may be at risk of falling, slipping, or tripping. If you have slipped or tripped on another person’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. We encourage you to contact Toro Law Office right away to learn more about your rights, and how these types of cases typically proceed. Our lawyers speak fluent English and Spanish and are here to help you through this stressful situation.
Why Liability Matters in Slip and Fall Accidents
When anyone comes to us following a slip and fall accident, one of the first things we will discuss is liability. Liability is the most important and complex aspect of a given slip and fall case. Because these types of accidents can happen virtually anywhere, from parking lots and sidewalks to stairways and personal property, it can be difficult to know who is at fault. When property owners fail to make the expected and reasonable repairs to their property, and someone is injured as a result, they may be held liable. But this is where things can get a little tricky. Proving liability is not easy and can turn a seemingly straightforward case into a complicated one. To prove liability in a slip and fall case, you must be able to show the following:
- The property owner was aware of the hazard or should have been aware of the hazard
- The property owner failed to take the necessary steps to fix the hazard
- The property owner did not make the necessary adjustments to prevent injury
- The victim acted in a reasonable manner when the injury took place
If you slipped, tripped, or fell because of a decision you made (a fault of your own), you may not be able to pursue a lawsuit. Therefore, it is important to discuss your case with an attorney from Toro Law Office today. We will help you understand the ins and outs of your case and will work alongside you to help you recover damages for your injuries or losses. To learn more about filing a slip and fall lawsuit in Illinois or Texas, contact experienced slip and fall attorney Moises Briseño and Associates at Toro Law Office immediately to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.