Property owners can be liable for injuries sustained to others as a result of poor stairway design, faulty railing, and poorly maintained sidewalks. It is easy for these injuries to happen. Injuries resulting from use of these devices can be serious and lead to enormous medical bills. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of broken or poorly designed stairs, railings, or sidewalks, consult an experienced attorney right away to discuss your case. Common Injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Head, neck, and/or back injuries
Liability is generally an issue with these cases, as usually there is an insurance company involved and they can almost always find some necessary element in the facts to fight about. Documentation is extremely important, and having photographs, video footage, witnesses at the scene, or documented correspondence that demonstrates prior knowledge of a dangerous condition by a business or property owner can greatly strengthen a claimant’s position. Not all injuries result in a viable personal injury claim. An experienced attorney can give you an unbiased opinion on whether your claim is worth pursuing, and, if so, how to properly document and preserve the evidence.
There is a misconception among the general public about these types of cases; this belief is that if you walk onto somebody’s property and get injured as a result of broken or poorly maintained walking surfaces, you have a claim against the property owner. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Generally speaking, for liability against a business or property owner, the owner must have done something wrong or negligent that caused your injury. The form this wrong takes in a slip-and-fall case under common law is typically that the owner failed to warn or protect an individual lawfully on the premises from a dangerous condition that they knew of or should have known about. This applies to all Rockford, Machesney Park, and Loves Park liability cases.
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For a confidential, compassionate, in-depth, free, and, most importantly, thorough consultation with a Rockford Personal Injury Lawyer about your defective stairway or escalator case in Rockford, Belvidere, Freeport, Rochelle, Oregon, Loves Park, Byron, Machesney Park, Roscoe, Rockton, or elsewhere in the State of Illinois, call or text message us at (815) 391-0089, or e-mail us 24/7/365. We offer in-office consultations, and routinely make visits to clients’ homes, hospital rooms, nursing homes, and other off-site locations to make retaining our services as easy as possible.