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Sidewalk accident injury attorney Cook County

Injury Lawyer For Victims of Uneven Walkways in Schaumburg, Rolling Meadows and Palatine

Slip, trip, and falls are common accidents that occur on a daily basis throughout the United States. These types of accidents can happen almost anywhere, including apartment buildings, hospitals and doctor's offices, shopping centers, and even grocery stores. However, another common place where a slip, trip, and fall is likely to occur is on sidewalks. There are many causes for a slip, trip, and fall on a sidewalk. If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident or incident in a slip, trip, and fall on a sidewalk in the state of Illinois, you need an experienced attorney to assist you in filing a claim. To schedule a risk-free initial consultation, contact Newland & Newland, LLP today.

Causes of Sidewalk Accidents in Cook County

Property owners are required to maintain sidewalks to ensure that pedestrians will be safe and free from injury while traveling on them. However, some common reasons for negligent maintenance cases include:

  • Uneven pavement: Uneven pavement is a major cause of slip, trip, and fall incidents. Uneven pavement most often occurs over time due to weather conditions. Another common cause of changes in pavement conditions is due to extreme wear and tear, which occurs after years of use and minimal maintenance.
  • Cracks in pavement: Cracks can also be dangerous and cause trip and fall accidents. Cracks in pavement can develop over a long period of time or in cases where the pavement was not properly installed. They have proven to be especially dangerous for people in heeled shoes, causing serious injuries when part of a shoe gets caught in the cracks.
  • Substances on pavement: Substances inadvertently spilled, purposefully dropped, or blown onto sidewalks also present hazards to pedestrians and cause sidewalk accidents. Property owners are responsible for clearing these hazards.
  • Unnatural accumulation of ice on the pavement. Falls involving ice can be complex injury cases.  Proving negligence and liability in cases involving ice requires the assistance of an experienced personal injury lawyer. 

Attorneys Holding Property Owners Accountable

Negligent maintenance of sidewalks is all too common and often results in injuries that could have been avoided. When you have been injured in an accident or incident related to a sidewalk, you need an experienced attorney who will represent your interests and get you the compensation you deserve. It is important to understand that the victim of a sidewalk accident bears the burden of proving that another's negligence caused his or her injuries. The attorneys at Newland & Newland, LLP can assist you in successfully proving your claim. Our attorneys have represented thousands of individuals who have suffered injuries as a result of another individual's failure to maintain a required standard of care.

Contact Newland & Newland, LLP

If you or someone you know has been injured in a sidewalk accident in the state of Illinois, contact an attorney at 847-797-8000 for a free phone consultation. We assist clients in Palatine, Buffalo Grove, Schaumburg, Rolling Meadows, Elk Grove, Streamwood, Hoffman Estates, and more. Our attorneys will meet with you to determine whether you have a cause of action against a property owner for negligent maintenance of a sidewalk.

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