Premises Liability Attorneys
When injured on the property of a business owner or other individual, you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries you have suffered. Many claims adjusters and businesses will attempt to tell you that you have no options. At Taradash Johnson Janezic, we have helped numerous victims of premises liability injuries to recover compensation, even when they had been told they had no rights.
Contact our McHenry, Illinois, premises liability lawyers to schedule a free initial consultation at our law firm. You may also call us at 815-669-4635.
Property Liability Lawyers Serving Northern Illinois & Southern Wisconsin
Whether you have been injured on a sidewalk, a parking lot, inside a business or on the property of another individual, you need to know your legal options. Being seriously hurt can take a huge toll on your life and the negligent parties should be held responsible for your suffering.
You can rely on us to investigate the matter thoroughly and uncover every party at fault in your injury. Our McHenry premises liability lawyers will advocate for you in order to help you recover medical bills, lost wages and other damages you have incurred.
Advocacy Through All Types Of Premises Liability Accidents
Our team has an extensive understanding of the laws surrounding premises liability claims and can help you recover no matter what type of accident you have encountered, including:
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Slippery floor injuries
- Swimming pool accidents
- Injuries from inadequate security
- Hotel negligence
- Injuries suffered on commercial property
Free Consultation With A Property Liability Attorney
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Compensation For Serious Slip-And-Fall Injuries
Falls are the leading cause of medically treated injuries in America. Each year, they send over eight million people to the emergency room with injuries that range from mild to severe. Second only to car accidents, slip and fall accidents account for 15% of all accidental deaths in the U.S. These types of accidents can occur at work, at home, or anywhere else. Our McHenry County injury attorneys are knowledgeable about slip and fall injuries in Illinois.
A property owner or storekeeper has a responsibility to maintain his or her property and keep it in good condition. If a visitor suffers a serious injury because of a hazardous condition or negligence on the part of an owner, the victim can demand compensation for medical costs, lost income as well as pain and suffering.
At Taradash Johnson Janezic, we help victims of accidents get the compensation they need to recover their health and their lives. Our northern Illinois injury attorneys will stand by your side and aggressively pursue the compensation you need and deserve for your injuries.
To learn more about our personal injury and premises liability practice, contact our McHenry slip-and-fall lawyers. In a free initial consultation, we will work with you to help you understand your claim and get started building your case.
Helping Victims Of Slip-and-Fall Accidents
Even though property owners are responsible for providing safe facilities, when an accident occurs, the property owner and its insurance company will often try to delay or resist making payment. In the meantime, you could face very high medical and rehabilitation costs as well as days, weeks or even months of lost income.
In these cases, a trip-and-fall accident victim needs the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer to get the compensation he or she deserves. Our personal injury attorneys have helped thousands of victims of slip-and-fall accidents, motor vehicle accidents and workplace accidents get the compensation they need to recover after an accident.
Slip and Fall Accident Statistics
Workplace falls are the main cause of lost time at work, with over 22% resulting in more than 30 days of missed work time. Slip and fall accidents make up 25% of all reported work accidents, and they are the most frequent types of workplace injuries. Manufacturing, retail, and wholesale trade industries account for 60% of workplace accidents, including falls to lower levels that account for 31% of work-related deaths. The most common type of workplace injury from slip and fall accidents is fractured or broken bones.
Falls at home account for 33% of slip and fall accidents especially for people over the age of 65. Statistics show that 50% of elderly adults hospitalized from a slip and fall fracture will not be able to return to their homes due to immobility or complications after recovery. At least 30% of falls at home result in injuries, and 50% of all at home accidental deaths are caused by falls.
Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, and most falls result in some type of injury. They’re often caused by snow and ice, wet floors, and uneven sidewalks on someone’s property. A property owner is legally responsible to ensure that their property is safe. Accidental falls caused by a property owner’s neglect creates premises liability. A McHenry County personal injury attorney can explain premises liability and personal rights and help to determine fault for a claim. Common slip and fall causes include:
- Uneven or poorly maintained sidewalks
- Poorly maintained or neglected public areas
- Unsafe, broken or narrow stairways
- Loose or broken handrails
- Poor lighting in stairwells and public areas
- Torn carpeting, uneven flooring and wet floors
- Unsafe and unprotected construction areas
Not all slip and fall accidents warrant filing an injury claim, but if the other party is at fault, a premises liability attorney can determine if the case warrants a claim.
Common Slip and Fall Injuries
The most common slip and fall injuries are sprained hands, wrists, arms and ankles, and more severe back, neck and head injuries. Back injuries, one of the most frequent types of slip and fall injuries, often result in muscle and ligament sprains, nerve damage, torn or ruptured discs, and more severe spinal cord injuries that can lead to immobilization or even permanent paralysis.
- Sprained hands, wrists and ankles – With an accidental fall, it’s a common impulse to gain balance and prevent the fall. This often results in sprained hands, wrists and ankles by trying to brace from the fall.
- Broken clavicle – Falling forward suddenly can slam the chest into the ground. If the collarbone hits the ground first, the force of the impact can shatter the clavicle.
- Tailbone fractures and bruises – With a backward fall, a natural reaction is to try to fall on the buttocks so it will absorb the impact. Unfortunately, the force of impact can travel to the tail bone causing fractures and bruising.
- Spinal cord injuries – Falling backward can throw the majority of impact to the spine. With a bad fall, the results could be a chipped vertebrae, torn or ruptured disc, nerve damage, or permanent spinal cord damage.
- Head and neck injuries – A sudden forward or backward fall can cause whiplash and neck injuries while trying to prevent a blow to the head. If the head hits the ground with significant force, the result could be bruising, skull fractures, and even brain damage.
Dog Bite Attorneys Handling Serious Injury Claims
Dog bite attacks injure millions of Americans every year, many of them Illinois residents. According to insurance data, Illinois had the second-highest number of dog bite claims in 2013, with 309 claims costing a total of $8.9 million. Sadly, children account for about half of dog bite injuries each year, with children between the ages of 5 and 9 seeing the highest rate of dog bite injuries. The American Humane Association reports that the majority of dog bites among children – about 66% – occur to the head and neck.
Representing The Victims Of Animal Attacks
If you, your child or your pet have been involved in a dog bite attack, you may be able to recover compensation from the dog’s owner. Additionally, if you were bitten by a dog while on the job, you are likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
The McHenry dog bite attorneys at Taradash Johnson Janezic are dedicated to helping the victims of accidents and injuries, including the victims who have been seriously injured in dog attacks, obtain maximum compensation in dog bite settlements. Because we focus on accident and injury law, we have an intimate and comprehensive understanding of the laws and procedures involved with dog bites and other types of personal injury lawsuits. As a result, we are able to provide our clients with a level of skill and efficiency that is second-to-none.
Contact Taradash Johnson Janezic today at 815-669-4635 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our McHenry dog bite lawyers to learn more about obtaining compensation in a dog bite settlement.
Illinois Dog Bite Laws
The Illinois Animal Control Act provides that the owner of a dog or other animal that attacks or attempts to attack can be held liable for any resulting injuries. It is important to note that under Illinois law, the owner may be liable for injuries even if the animal does not actually bite the victim, but merely tries to attack the victim.
Victims of dog bites and other animal attacks can recover financial compensation for:
- Medical bills (past and future)
- Lost wages (past and future)
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress, such as a new found fear of dogs, also known as cynophobia or dog-phobia
- Loss of consortium (damage to your relationship with your spouse or family)
Contact A McHenry County Premises Liability Lawyer
We understand serious injuries and can aggressively pursue your claim for compensation. Our attorneys know how to challenge the insurance companies and their lawyers. For a free consultation with a Crystal Lake premises liability attorney at Taradash Johnson Janezic, call us at 815-669-4635 or contact our law firm online.
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