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I was involved in a slip and fall accident in Gurnee, Illinois. How do I know if I have a possible case to recover damages?

It is amazing that with all of the modern day technologies—cars, scooters, bikes, elevators, and escalators—that are any slip and fall accidents at all. Not only are there still slip and fall accidents, but there is a large number of them occurring. In fact, there are over one million slip and fall injuries every year in the United States.

Since you are one of the unlucky ones who has been involved in a Gurnee slip and fall, it is important for you to know that you may be entitled to compensation. There are a few factors that will give you a general idea of whether or not you have a possible case, they are:

  • Liability. The first thing to prove in an Illinois slip and fall claim is liability. As a victim, you must be able to prove that the person occupying or owning the property failed to act responsibly. Eyewitnesses, pictures, videos, or expert testimony can help prove this.
     
  • Damages. The next thing that you will want to determine is whether or not there were damages or losses incurred form the accident. Damages can include both tangible losses (for instance, lost wages from missed work) and intangible losses (such as emotional distress and pain).
     
  • Causation. Lastly, you will want to determine if there was causation. This simply means that there was a defect on the premises that caused you to fall, causing damages.

If you feel that are the victim of a slip and fall due to the negligence of another, it is important to seek compensation. Contact a Gurnee slip and fall lawyer at Hupy and Abraham to begin your claim. Call 866-625-2299 to discuss your legal options with an Illinois injury trial attorney.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham