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Our Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys Can Determine Fault & Eligibility for Compensation

An injury can take a serious toll on your life, especially when it is caused by an unexpected slip and fall accident. If you have suffered serious damages as a result of another's negligence, you may have a valid personal injury case. Often, these legal battles are complicated and time-consuming. However, our slip and fall accident attorneys in Chicago, IL, have dealt with the complexities of slip and fall cases for decades and can help you take swift action. At Rubin & Machado, Ltd., we will use our resources to determine negligence and fight for the compensation you deserve.

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Slip and fall accidents can result in serious injury and may warrant financial compensation.

A Slip and Fall Accident 

A slip and fall accident can occur if you trip or slip on another's property because of a hazardous condition. These incidents, which fall within the category of premises liability, can be caused by a variety of factors, including improper signage, wet surfaces, uneven pavement, or general disrepair. If you have suffered injuries and other losses due to a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation. 

Determining Liability in Illinois 

In the state of Illinois, liability for slip and fall cases is determined by negligence. Owners have a duty to maintain their property, so it does not present unreasonable risk to others. If you believe an owner has neglected this duty and should be held accountable, you must prove:

  • Breach: The property owner or manager did not repair potential hazards in timely fashion.
  • Causation: There is connection between this breach of responsibility and your injury.
  • Damages: For you to be eligible for compensation, there must be evidence of losses including medical costs, emotional distress, or lost earnings.

Proving negligence can be challenging, but we are confident that we can help you build a compelling personal injury case. 

Ruling out Comparative Negligence 

In order to receive full compensation, the court must also find that you did not contribute to your injury. If you were distracted, careless, or acting unreasonably, you may be held partially responsible for your slip and fall accident. This approach, known as comparative negligence, requires that the court weigh the culpability of each party in order to determine proper reparations. As your representation, we can walk you through this process to determine if you have a legitimate legal pursuit.

Our slip and fall accident attorneys have dealt with the complexities of slip and fall cases for decades and can help you take swift action.

Building a Solid Case  

The longer you wait to take legal action, the more difficult it can be to build a strong case. As time is of the essence, all information documented from the moment of the fall may be valuable, including:

  • Medical records and bills
  • Photos from the scene
  • Documentation of hazardous conditions
  • Pay stubs

It can be time consuming and frustrating to gather this information while dealing with a serious injury. As your legal representation, our dedicated and compassionate team can compile these important facts while you recover.

Contact Us Today

Our attorneys have successfully represented many victims of negligence. We can investigate all aspects of your case and provide strong legal counsel to protect your right to compensation. If you believe you have suffered an injury due to negligence, contact us online or call us today at (312) 327-1840.

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As a leading personal injury firm in Chicago, Rubin & Machado Ltd. is affiliated with: 

  • American Association for Justice
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Hispanic Lawyers Network
  • Illinois State Bar Association

To schedule your free consultation, contact us online or call us at (312) 327-1840.

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