Have questions about your recent slip and fall accident? A slip and fall lawyer in Rockford, IL can answer your questions and help fight your slip and fall or premises liability case, to get an award that fairly compensates you for pain and suffering, actual damages and medical bills.
If you are hurt on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to receive compensation. In order to determine whether you have a case, you must consult with a slip and fall injury lawyer in Rockford, IL.
Determining Fault and Liability
In order for a property owner or landlord to be liable for your injuries, they must have done something in order to cause or permit a dangerous condition to exist—sometimes, regardless of whether they knew of the condition. The property owner’s responsibility comes from what they did to ensure the safety of the area.
Determining liability means taking into account many factors surrounding the circumstances and situation. Some of the most important when determining liability are:
- The length of time the dangerous condition existed.
- How the property owner knew or should have known about it.
- Was there a system in place to verify the safety of the property on a regular basis?
- Was there a better way to ensure the property’s safety?
- Should a sign have indicated the presence of a dangerous condition?
- Should there have been better lighting?
Documentation and Evidence
As always, documentation of any type is important to prove your slip and fall or premises liability case. With smartphones in everyone’s pockets, it’s never been easier to take photographs and audio recordings, and make copies of documents.
Err on the side of caution and try to collect as much evidence as you can at or near the time the injury occurs. The amount of evidence collected is generally directly related to the likelihood and speed of your recovery.
Brendan Will Answer Your Questions
If you’ve recently suffered an injury on someone else’s property, waste no time in contacting Brendan today to start building your case. For answers to your specific questions, please call or text 815-714-9508 for your free consultation, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.