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Kane County Slip and Fall Lawyer

If you have been injured on someone else’s property, you may be able to file a premises liability claim to get compensated for your losses. Here at O’Brien Law, LLC, we have 30 years of experience holding property owners accountable for the unsafe conditions on their property that led to our clients’ injuries. If you’ve been hurt in a slip and fall or otherwise due to a dangerous property hazard, please don’t hesitate to contact a skilled Kane County slip and fall lawyer from our firm today.

Slip and Fall Lawyer | Here for Those Injured Due to Dangerous Property Conditions

Were you injured on someone else’s property due to a condition the owner either knew or should have known about? If so, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Reach out to a knowledgeable Geneva, Illinois personal injury lawyer here at O’Brien Law, LLC so we can begin fighting for the compensation you deserve and need to heal.

Our Premises Liability Services

Our Kane County slip and fall lawyer helps those who have been injured by a wide range of dangerous premises conditions, including the following:

Don’t be overwhelmed about what you should do any longer. Instead, focus on healing your body by passing the responsibility of protecting your rights and fighting to secure your rightful compensation to our skilled legal team. We are here to listen to your story and work with you to obtain the outcome you deserve.

Determining if You Have a Claim

The first necessary component of a premises liability claim is whether or not you were legally permitted on someone else’s property. If you had the right to be on their property, the owner has a duty to ensure that you are reasonably safe from harm.

Failure to keep a premise safe can result in several injuries, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Severe burns
  • Disfigurement
  • Lacerations
  • Organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Spine injuries
  • Emotional trauma
  • Amputations
  • Traumatic brain injuries

If the property owner knew that there was a dangerous condition on their property but failed to resolve it or take adequate measures to warn visitors, they can be held liable for their visitors’ injuries. The same rule applies to those owners who did not know about the hazardous conditions but should have. Ultimately, to win your case, you must prove that your injuries were a direct result of the owner’s breach of duty.

Gathering Evidence

After sustaining an injury on someone else’s property, you should do what you can to document exactly how the injury occurred. This can include the following:

  • Calling 911 to the scene of the accident and requesting immediate medical care.
  • Asking witnesses for their names, phone numbers, and contact information.
  • Taking pictures or videos of the unsafe property conditions that caused your slip or trip and fall accident.
  • Keeping medical documents associated with your injuries.

Compensation for Premises Liability Accidents

There are various types of compensation a person may be entitled to for a valid premises liability claim. Your award will be based on the nature of your injuries and how long your professional and personal life is affected by them. You could recover compensation for several types of damage, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical and mental therapy
  • Disability
  • Property damage
  • Wrongful death

We understand that the cost of healthcare and the inability to work can have a detrimental impact on your finances. When you work with our legal team, we can help ensure that you do not get shortchanged.

How Can I Prove Pain and Suffering in a Slip and Fall Accident Claim?

Your attorney can help you provide proof of your pain & suffering by using any or all of the following evidence:

  • Providing pictures of your injuries
  • Providing medical records, medical bills and medical prognosis from your injury
  • Providing psychiatric records based on your injury
  • Gathering and providing expert testimony

How Long Will I Have to File a Premises Liability Claim in Illinois?

In Illinois, the timeframe for filing a premises liability claim is governed by the state’s statute of limitations. This legal deadline is crucial for any individual seeking compensation for injuries sustained due to unsafe property conditions. Understanding this timeline is essential in ensuring your right to seek justice and compensation is not forfeited.

That said, the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Illinois is typically two years from the date of the injury. This means that you must file your lawsuit within this two-year period. Failing to do so can result in the loss of your right to sue and seek compensation for your injuries.

Importantly, there are certain exceptions to this two-year rule that may extend or shorten this timeframe. For instance:

  • Notice of Claim: If you were injured on property owned by a municipality or the state, you will have to file a Notice of Claim within one year of the date of your accident. If you wait longer than one year, you’ll likely permanently lose your right to sue.
  • Minor Claimants: If the injured party is a minor, the statute of limitations may not begin until they reach the age of majority, providing more time to file a claim.
  • Discovery Rule: In some cases, the injured party may not immediately realize they have been harmed. The discovery rule can extend the deadline to file from the date the injury was discovered or should have reasonably been discovered.

Get Help from a Geneva Slip and Fall Lawyer Today

When your future is at risk because of sustaining injuries on another’s property, you need to fight for fair and full compensation. The legal team at O’Brien Law, LLC has what it takes to make a difference in your case, giving you the time you need to recuperate. Contact a skilled Kane County slip and fall lawyer from O’Brien Law, LLC to schedule your free initial consultation today.

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