Chicago Slip and Fall Lawyer

A slip and fall accident often results in serious injuries that cause physical pain and financial stress for victims. Our Chicago slip and fall lawyers understand these struggles and how frustrating it is to know the accident was preventable. The property owner failed in their responsibility to keep the premises safe, and you are the one suffering the consequences.

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Samuel Meirowitz is “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” and an accomplished NYC personal injury lawyer, trial attorney and relentless advocate for his clients. Previously, he served the State of New York for four years as a prosecutor in the Bronx District Attorney’s office. Mr. Meirowitz is admitted to practice law in New York and Florida State Courts.

Samuel Meirowitz is “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” and an accomplished NYC personal injury lawyer, trial attorney and relentless advocate for his clients. Previously, he served the State of New York for four years as a prosecutor in the Bronx District Attorney’s office. Mr. Meirowitz is admitted to practice law in New York and Florida State Courts.

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Meirowitz & Wasserberg has decades of combined experience helping slip and fall victims like you seek justice. Our nationally recognized trial attorneys are ready to fight for your rights and guide you through the claims process. We will demand the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses. Schedule a free consultation to learn more about your legal options.

How Can the Slip and Fall Attorneys at Meirowitz & Wasserberg Help?

If you were injured in a slip and fall accident in Chicago, you need a trusted attorney who knows what steps to take to file a successful lawsuit against the at-fault party. Founded in February 2011, Meirowitz & Wasserberg has fought for and won over $360 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients.

We have the skills, resources, and experience to handle your case from start to finish. See what our clients have to say in their testimonials about working with our trusted legal team and how we helped them get back on their feet.

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Life-Changing Slip and Fall Settlements for Our Clients

We assisted a client who slipped and fell on ice when leaving her apartment building. She fractured her ankle and suffered significant losses as a result. Our slip and fall lawyers proved that the building superintendent failed to salt the entryway and notice the hazardous condition before someone was injured. We negotiated a $656,500 settlement.

Our team also helped an 83-year-old woman who slipped in the shower after the ceiling of her apartment fell onto her. We collected evidence that showed the landlord knew of the damaged ceiling material and neglected to fix it. As a result, we secured a $400,000 settlement for our client’s broken kneecap and related damages.

You Don't Pay Unless We Win

Some people don’t seek help from a slip and fall lawyer in Chicago because they assume they can’t afford one. Because our team wants to make quality legal representation accessible to all Chicago injury victims, we work on a contingency basis, meaning you don’t pay anything unless we win your case.

There are no upfront fees or out-of-pocket expenses to hire our slip and fall lawyers. After we secure a settlement or verdict for your claim, your fees are calculated as a pre-negotiated percentage of the amount awarded to you. That is how confident we are in our ability to reach a favorable resolution to your case.

What Compensation Is Available in a Chicago Slip and Fall Case?

Chicago slip and fall victims may be entitled to significant compensation. They may claim both economic and non-economic damages, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Cost of future medical care
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

In slip and fall cases that involve intentional harm or reckless indifference to the safety of others, you may also be eligible to receive punitive damages. Punitive damages are meant to punish the defendant for egregious misconduct and deter the same behavior from happening again. Illinois law limits punitive damages to three times the amount awarded for economic losses.

Speak with an experienced slip and fall lawyer in Chicago to determine whether you have a valid case, how much your claim is worth, and how to take legal action. We are prepared to take on greedy insurance companies that try to pay less than your claim is worth.

Is a Slip and Fall Case Different From Premises Liability?

A slip and fall claim is just one type of premises liability case. Premises liability covers any injury caused by negligence on another person’s property, such as falls, animal attacks, and falling object injuries. Among others people, negligent parties may include the property owner, property manager, and even security personnel.

In slip and fall cases, the negligent party normally fails to keep the premises free of dangerous conditions like wet floors, stray power cords, fallen merchandise, and debris. All premises liability cases fall under the umbrella of personal injury law, which allows victims to recover damages for their injuries and losses caused by the at-fault party.

Premises liability cases can be complex and may involve multiple parties, big insurance companies, and various laws that can affect the case’s outcome. Working with a skilled Chicago slip and fall lawyer puts you in the best position to secure full and fair compensation for your losses.

How Long Do I Have To File a Slip and Fall Claim in Chicago?

The Illinois personal injury statute of limitations normally gives slip and fall victims two years to file a claim to recover damages. If you do not file your lawsuit within this timeframe, you will most likely lose your chance to claim compensation.

There are some exceptions to this deadline that may apply to your premises liability case. However, do not assume they apply. It’s crucial to speak with a slip and fall attorney as soon as possible to initiate your lawsuit before the deadline passes. If you miss the correct filing deadline, your case will be dismissed in court. 

What Evidence Is Needed in a Chicago Slip and Fall Case?

When you file a slip and fall case in Chicago, you must prove that the property owner’s negligence caused your accident and injuries. To do this, you’ll need to collect vital evidence that establishes the elements of negligence:

  • Duty – First, you must show that the property owner or occupier owed you a duty of care. For premises liability, the owner has an equal duty to invitees and licensees to ensure the property is reasonably safe and free of hazards.
  • Breach of duty – If the owner fails to keep the premises reasonably safe, they are in breach of their duty to entrants on the property.
  • Causation – Next, you must connect the owner’s breach of duty to your slip and fall accident. Their failure to maintain a safe environment must have caused your injuries to proceed with a lawsuit.
  • Damages – Lastly, you need to show that you suffered damages as a result of the slip and fall accident. Among other things, compensable damages may include medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering.

Evidence To Prove Negligence in Slip and Fall Cases

Our Chicago slip and fall lawyers will gather evidence to support your claim and show that the property owner was negligent. Examples of important evidence include:

  • Official incident reports
  • Security footage
  • Photos from the accident site
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Medical records
  • Expert witness testimony

If you’re involved in a slip and fall accident, it’s important to document the scene as much as you can. When possible, take pictures of where the accident happened and what may have contributed to the slip and fall. Get witness contact information, report the incident to the manager or property owner, and seek immediate medical attention.

Contact Meirowitz & Wasserberg Today

Our Chicago personal injury lawyers are committed to helping slip and fall victims claim the compensation they need to rebuild their lives. Attorneys Joseph Trunk and Nathaniel Wallace, along with the other top-tier legal professionals in Chicago, can assist you with your case. We are committed to providing compassionate support and aggressive advocacy.

Contact us online or call (844) 446-9529 today for a free consultation. We will discuss your case, explain your rights, and explore available options to recover damages.

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