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Chicago Slip and Fall Lawyer

From Wrigleyville to Guaranteed Rate Field (which real White Sox fans still call Comiskey Park), there’s plenty to see and do on foot in Chicago. But the Windy City is famous for challenging weather and older structures that can make slip and fall accidents a danger for residents, workers, and visitors alike.

If you were injured in a slip and fall in Chicago, whether at a store on Michigan Avenue, a restaurant, the Willis Tower (which real Chicagoans still call the Sears Tower), the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Science and Industry, an L or Metra train, a job site, or even the lobby of your apartment building, you may have the right to seek financial compensation for the expenses of your injury.

The experienced Chicago slip and fall attorneys at Zayed Law Offices want to help. Contact us today to learn about your rights and options.

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About Our Chicago Slip and Fall Law Firm

Every day, the team of lawyers and legal professionals at Zayed Law Offices puts its significant resources, knowledge, and experience to work for Chicagoans who have suffered injuries in all manner of accidents and incidents, including slip and falls.

Since our founding, we have compiled an impressive track record of results, including:

  • $385,000 for a client who suffered a fall on a snow mound created by a snowplow company that blocked the apron of his driveway.
  • $350,000 for a client who slipped and fell on a bag of birdseed at a national grocery chain.
  • $210,000 for a client who sustained injuries after stepping on a weak piece of wood.

We cannot promise results like these in every case we take at Zayed Law Offices. But, as our clients will tell you, through hard work and dedication we aim to put our clients in the best possible position to secure as much money as possible to help them pay for medical care, unexpected expenses, and the pain and suffering they’ve endured.

About Slip and Fall Accidents

Owners and occupants of Chicago-area commercial, public, or residential property have a duty to keep their property free of hazards that can cause injury to visitors. When they fail to live up to that duty, slip and fall accidents often follow.

Lawyers use the term “slip and fall” to refer to any incident in which a person takes an accidental fall because of a dangerous condition at someone else’s property. Despite its name, you don’t have to have slipped, necessarily, to get injured in a slip and fall. Virtually any fall you take because of a hazard at a property you don’t own can qualify as a slip and fall that entitles you to financial compensation.

According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), over a million people per year in the U.S. seek treatment in emergency rooms for injuries arising from a slip and fall. Damaged floors or flooring material rank among the most common causes of slip and fall accidents.

Other frequent causes of slip and falls in Chicago include:

  • Wet floor surfaces, which are a common problem in Chicago during the winter
  • Cluttered walkways
  • Cracked sidewalks or potholes in parking lots
  • Cords or wires extending across walkways
  • Damaged or improperly designed staircases
  • Loose or broken handrails
  • Poor lighting, particularly in stairwells

These are just examples, however. If you took a spill at commercial, residential, or public property in Chicago, there’s a good chance you have the right to pursue a slip and fall claim for money damages. Contact Zayed Law Offices today to learn more.

Common Slip and Fall Injuries We Handle

As NFSI observes, one of the most serious consequences of a slip and fall is a bone fracture. A broken hip can be particularly devastating for an older Chicagoan. According to NFSI, about half of all individuals over 65 who have suffered a hip fracture in a fall will never live independently again.

At Zayed Law Offices, we have years of experience representing clients who have sustained lie-disrupting fall injuries like hip fractures.

Our firm also frequently helps clients recover financial compensation for other fall-related trauma, such as:

  • Brain injuries that disrupt our clients’ cognitive, physical, and emotional capabilities;
  • Spine injuries that leave our clients with permanent disabilities, including paralysis;
  • All manner of orthopedic injuries, including broken bones, torn ligaments, and dislocated joints, that disrupt our clients’ abilities to earn a living and to live independently;
  • Lacerations and abrasions that cause blood loss, infection, and permanent scarring; and
  • Internal injuries, which can result in dangerous bleeding or damage to vital organs.

Talk for free with our team today about the injuries you or a loved one suffered in a fall at a Chicago property.

Seeking Compensation for Your Slip and Fall Injury

Victims of slip and fall incidents in Chicago have the right to seek financial compensation from property owners and others at fault for their injuries. Zayed Law Offices represent those victims in legal actions aimed at securing the maximum compensation possible.

As we mentioned above, in most Chicago slip and fall cases, the owner or legal occupant of the property where a fall occurred bears financial responsibility for the victim’s injuries. Sometimes, however, other parties may share that liability.

For example, the manufacturer of defective flooring materials may owe money damages to slip and fall victims, if the defects in their products led directly to a fall. At Zayed Law Offices, we investigate every slip and fall case we handle to identify all parties who may owe damages to our clients under Illinois law.

Of course, every slip and fall case we handle in Chicago has unique facts and circumstances that dictate the steps we may take on a client’s behalf. In many matters, we pursue payment directly from the owner or occupant of a property where the slip and fall injuries happened, or from that party’s liability insurance carrier. In others, we prepare and file lawsuits in Cook County courts or the federal district court for the Northern District of Illinois against all parties who may have a legal liability to our clients for money damages.

In every case, however, our goal is always the same: to do everything we can to achieve full, fair financial compensation for our clients, to help them pay for medical care, current and future expenses, and for the difficulty and disruption they have suffered because of someone else’s carelessness.

Specifically, the money damages we can frequently secure for our clients include payment for:

  • Their medical expenses and future medical needs arising from the injuries they suffered in a slip and fall, which may include costs of emergency care, doctor visits, surgeries, long-term rehabilitation, medication, and medical equipment.
  • Their out-of-pocket expenses related to living with and adapting to their injuries, such as costs of hiring help with everyday activities or of modifying their homes to accommodate disabilities.
  • Their lost wages and lost income opportunities resulting from the fall, such as when they must take time away from work while healing, or when they cannot return to work because of fall-related disabilities.
  • Their physical pain, emotional suffering, and diminished quality of life, none of which they would have sustained if it weren’t for someone else’s wrongful conduct.

In some cases, we can also secure payment for punitive damages, a form of payment designed to punish reckless or intentionally dangerous conduct that led to a slip and fall injury.

Interested in finding out what types of damages you may have the right to receive after suffering injuries in a fall? Contact our team to explore your potential rights today.

Steps to Take After a Slip and Fall in Chicago

If you or a loved one fell and got hurt at someone else’s property in Chicago—whether it was a commercial premises like a store or restaurant, a single-family residence or apartment building, or a public park or government office—the steps you take immediately afterward can affect your legal rights and options. Consider taking these steps to protect yourself and have the strongest chances of receiving the money damages you need.

Seek Immediate Medical Care, Even If You Feel Okay

After a fall, do not wait to go to the doctor to get yourself checked out, even if you think you escaped the fall without serious injuries. Visit your regular doctor, an urgent care, or even the emergency department right away.

Here’s why it’s so important to seek medical care immediately. First, you might have gotten hurt worse than you think. Falls can be embarrassing and people often try to brush them off. But our bodies can mask the pain temporarily, a fall can leave us disoriented, and some types of serious injuries do not necessarily show symptoms right away. The only way to be sure that you’re ok is to go to the doctor ASAP.

Second, going to the doctor protects your legal rights. By seeking care, you ensure that medical records will tie your fall to your injuries. A lawyer will almost certainly use those records to prove your claim for money damages and show that you took reasonable steps to care for yourself.

Report the Fall, but Do Not Agree to Settlements or in-Kind Payments

Make sure the owner or occupant of the property knows that the fall happened. Reporting it to someone on-site is the easiest way to do this.

But be careful. Someone in charge of the property where you fell may try to make things right with you by offering you money, discounts, or in-kind compensation (free meals, stays, or other perks). Do not agree to any of these offers without first consulting with an experienced Chicago slip and fall lawyer. You could put your legal rights in jeopardy.

By the same token, do not agree to any settlement or payment offered by an insurance adjuster who contacts you after your fall. Whatever amount they offer will almost certainly fall far short of the amount you deserve to receive. Let a skilled attorney handle all interactions with an insurance company that offers you a settlement.

Contact a Chicago Slip and Fall Lawyer Right Away

Some people who suffer injuries in a slip and fall hesitate to hire an attorney to help them with their claim. They may worry about the cost of a lawyer, for instance, or think that their injuries aren’t serious enough to make it worthwhile to talk to an attorney.

At Zayed Law Offices, we strongly urge anyone injured in a slip and fall in Chicago to put those concerns aside and to contact a lawyer right away. An initial consultation with an experienced legal professional from our team is free-of-charge. If we decide to work together, we take virtually all of our cases on a contingent fee basis, which means we only get paid if we get results for our clients. We do not charge our slip and fall clients up-front fees.

Talking to a skilled Chicago slip and fall lawyer is the only reliable way to learn your legal rights and options, and to evaluate the potential range of damages you may receive. And the sooner you get in touch with a lawyer, the better your chances of securing the maximum amount of money available under Illinois law.

Also, if you wait too long to talk to a lawyer, you could lose your valuable rights. Getting in touch with a lawyer as soon as possible helps ensure that the lawyer can meet important deadlines and preserve your ability to sue for the money you deserve.

Zayed Law Offices has years of experience and know-how in Chicago slip and fall cases. Our strong track record in slip and fall cases reflects our commitment to client service and getting our clients the money they need to pay for their care and return to living their lives.

Let us help you understand the process of seeking compensation for the expenses and impacts of your Chicago slip and fall injury. For your free case evaluation, contact us online or call us at (312) 726-1616.

About Our Chicago Slip and Fall Law Firm

Every day, the team of lawyers and legal professionals at Zayed Law Offices puts its significant resources, knowledge, and experience to work for Chicagoans who have suffered injuries in all manner of accidents and incidents, including slip and falls.

Since our founding, we have compiled an impressive track record of results, including:

  • $385,000 for a client who suffered a fall on a snow mound created by a snowplow company that blocked the apron of his driveway.
  • $350,000 for a client who slipped and fell on a bag of birdseed at a national grocery chain.
  • $210,000 for a client who sustained injuries after stepping on a weak piece of wood.

We cannot promise results like these in every case we take at Zayed Law Offices. But, as our clients will tell you, through hard work and dedication we aim to put our clients in the best possible position to secure as much money as possible to help them pay for medical care, unexpected expenses, and the pain and suffering they’ve endured.

About Slip and Fall Accidents

Owners and occupants of Chicago-area commercial, public, or residential property have a duty to keep their property free of hazards that can cause injury to visitors. When they fail to live up to that duty, slip and fall accidents often follow.

Lawyers use the term “slip and fall” to refer to any incident in which a person takes an accidental fall because of a dangerous condition at someone else’s property. Despite its name, you don’t have to have slipped, necessarily, to get injured in a slip and fall. Virtually any fall you take because of a hazard at a property you don’t own can qualify as a slip and fall that entitles you to financial compensation.

According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), over a million people per year in the U.S. seek treatment in emergency rooms for injuries arising from a slip and fall. Damaged floors or flooring material rank among the most common causes of slip and fall accidents.

Other frequent causes of slip and falls in Chicago include:

  • Wet floor surfaces, which are a common problem in Chicago during the winter
  • Cluttered walkways
  • Cracked sidewalks or potholes in parking lots
  • Cords or wires extending across walkways
  • Damaged or improperly designed staircases
  • Loose or broken handrails
  • Poor lighting, particularly in stairwells

These are just examples, however. If you took a spill at commercial, residential, or public property in Chicago, there’s a good chance you have the right to pursue a slip and fall claim for money damages. Contact Zayed Law Offices today to learn more.

Common Slip and Fall Injuries We Handle

As NFSI observes, one of the most serious consequences of a slip and fall is a bone fracture. A broken hip can be particularly devastating for an older Chicagoan. According to NFSI, about half of all individuals over 65 who have suffered a hip fracture in a fall will never live independently again.

At Zayed Law Offices, we have years of experience representing clients who have sustained lie-disrupting fall injuries like hip fractures.

Our firm also frequently helps clients recover financial compensation for other fall-related trauma, such as:

  • Brain injuries that disrupt our clients’ cognitive, physical, and emotional capabilities;
  • Spine injuries that leave our clients with permanent disabilities, including paralysis;
  • All manner of orthopedic injuries, including broken bones, torn ligaments, and dislocated joints, that disrupt our clients’ abilities to earn a living and to live independently;
  • Lacerations and abrasions that cause blood loss, infection, and permanent scarring; and
  • Internal injuries, which can result in dangerous bleeding or damage to vital organs.

Talk for free with our team today about the injuries you or a loved one suffered in a fall at a Chicago property.

Seeking Compensation for Your Slip and Fall Injury

Victims of slip and fall incidents in Chicago have the right to seek financial compensation from property owners and others at fault for their injuries. Zayed Law Offices represent those victims in legal actions aimed at securing the maximum compensation possible.

As we mentioned above, in most Chicago slip and fall cases, the owner or legal occupant of the property where a fall occurred bears financial responsibility for the victim’s injuries. Sometimes, however, other parties may share that liability.

For example, the manufacturer of defective flooring materials may owe money damages to slip and fall victims, if the defects in their products led directly to a fall. At Zayed Law Offices, we investigate every slip and fall case we handle to identify all parties who may owe damages to our clients under Illinois law.

Of course, every slip and fall case we handle in Chicago has unique facts and circumstances that dictate the steps we may take on a client’s behalf. In many matters, we pursue payment directly from the owner or occupant of a property where the slip and fall injuries happened, or from that party’s liability insurance carrier. In others, we prepare and file lawsuits in Cook County courts or the federal district court for the Northern District of Illinois against all parties who may have a legal liability to our clients for money damages.

In every case, however, our goal is always the same: to do everything we can to achieve full, fair financial compensation for our clients, to help them pay for medical care, current and future expenses, and for the difficulty and disruption they have suffered because of someone else’s carelessness.

Specifically, the money damages we can frequently secure for our clients include payment for:

  • Their medical expenses and future medical needs arising from the injuries they suffered in a slip and fall, which may include costs of emergency care, doctor visits, surgeries, long-term rehabilitation, medication, and medical equipment.
  • Their out-of-pocket expenses related to living with and adapting to their injuries, such as costs of hiring help with everyday activities or of modifying their homes to accommodate disabilities.
  • Their lost wages and lost income opportunities resulting from the fall, such as when they must take time away from work while healing, or when they cannot return to work because of fall-related disabilities.
  • Their physical pain, emotional suffering, and diminished quality of life, none of which they would have sustained if it weren’t for someone else’s wrongful conduct.

In some cases, we can also secure payment for punitive damages, a form of payment designed to punish reckless or intentionally dangerous conduct that led to a slip and fall injury.

Interested in finding out what types of damages you may have the right to receive after suffering injuries in a fall? Contact our team to explore your potential rights today.

Steps to Take After a Slip and Fall in Chicago

If you or a loved one fell and got hurt at someone else’s property in Chicago—whether it was a commercial premises like a store or restaurant, a single-family residence or apartment building, or a public park or government office—the steps you take immediately afterward can affect your legal rights and options. Consider taking these steps to protect yourself and have the strongest chances of receiving the money damages you need.

Seek Immediate Medical Care, Even If You Feel Okay

After a fall, do not wait to go to the doctor to get yourself checked out, even if you think you escaped the fall without serious injuries. Visit your regular doctor, an urgent care, or even the emergency department right away.

Here’s why it’s so important to seek medical care immediately. First, you might have gotten hurt worse than you think. Falls can be embarrassing and people often try to brush them off. But our bodies can mask the pain temporarily, a fall can leave us disoriented, and some types of serious injuries do not necessarily show symptoms right away. The only way to be sure that you’re ok is to go to the doctor ASAP.

Second, going to the doctor protects your legal rights. By seeking care, you ensure that medical records will tie your fall to your injuries. A lawyer will almost certainly use those records to prove your claim for money damages and show that you took reasonable steps to care for yourself.

Report the Fall, but Do Not Agree to Settlements or in-Kind Payments

Make sure the owner or occupant of the property knows that the fall happened. Reporting it to someone on-site is the easiest way to do this.

But be careful. Someone in charge of the property where you fell may try to make things right with you by offering you money, discounts, or in-kind compensation (free meals, stays, or other perks). Do not agree to any of these offers without first consulting with an experienced Chicago slip and fall lawyer. You could put your legal rights in jeopardy.

By the same token, do not agree to any settlement or payment offered by an insurance adjuster who contacts you after your fall. Whatever amount they offer will almost certainly fall far short of the amount you deserve to receive. Let a skilled attorney handle all interactions with an insurance company that offers you a settlement.

Contact a Chicago Slip and Fall Lawyer Right Away

Some people who suffer injuries in a slip and fall hesitate to hire an attorney to help them with their claim. They may worry about the cost of a lawyer, for instance, or think that their injuries aren’t serious enough to make it worthwhile to talk to an attorney.

At Zayed Law Offices, we strongly urge anyone injured in a slip and fall in Chicago to put those concerns aside and to contact a lawyer right away. An initial consultation with an experienced legal professional from our team is free-of-charge. If we decide to work together, we take virtually all of our cases on a contingent fee basis, which means we only get paid if we get results for our clients. We do not charge our slip and fall clients up-front fees.

Talking to a skilled Chicago slip and fall lawyer is the only reliable way to learn your legal rights and options, and to evaluate the potential range of damages you may receive. And the sooner you get in touch with a lawyer, the better your chances of securing the maximum amount of money available under Illinois law.

Also, if you wait too long to talk to a lawyer, you could lose your valuable rights. Getting in touch with a lawyer as soon as possible helps ensure that the lawyer can meet important deadlines and preserve your ability to sue for the money you deserve.

Injured in a Chicago Slip and Fall Accident? We Can Help You

Zayed Law Offices has years of experience and know-how in Chicago slip and fall cases. Our strong track record in slip and fall cases reflects our commitment to client service and getting our clients the money they need to pay for their care and return to living their lives.

Let us help you understand the process of seeking compensation for the expenses and impacts of your Chicago slip and fall injury. For your free case evaluation, contact us online or call us at (312) 726-1616.

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