Determining fault in a slip and fall injury is not a simple task. To do so, a court will ask questions such as:
- Did a dangerous condition on someone else’s property contribute to your personal injury?
- Does the property owner safely and regularly maintain the premises?
- Did a poorly placed object create a dangerous condition?
- Could some sort of warning have been given to prevent the slip and fall?
You and your lawyer will need to prove that the answers to those questions are “Yes” if you are going to recover compensation. But there is also a chance that you may be the one who is found to have been at fault. For instance, if:
- You did not have a legitimate reason to be in the dangerous area;
- You did not act carefully or responsibly; or
- You ignored warnings that there was a dangerous condition.
Then a court may determine that you were the one who caused the slip and fall. And in some cases, a court may determine that both parties were partially responsible. In these cases, which are known as “comparative negligence”, you may receive a percentage of damages that correlate to your degree fault.If you have recently been injured in a slip and fall, you may want to know whether you can receive financial compensation. To learn more you can read our article Proving Fault in Slip & Fall Accidents. Hiring a Chicago Slip and Fall LawyerAfter a serious slip and fall accident, you should be able to recover from your injuries without worrying about court documents and filing paperwork. While you adjust to life after your injury, you can take comfort in knowing you don’t have to handle an Illinois personal injury lawsuit alone.When you have the help of a trusted Chicago slip and fall lawyer from the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. you’ll get expert legal advice and guidance concerning your long term needs. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – 312-263-1080