Dedicated personal injury litigators obtaining relief for victims who have suffered medical injuries in Arlington Heights, Libertyville, Itasca, and Chicago.
Slip and falls can occur virtually anywhere and at any time of day. In fact, slips, trips, and falls happen to thousands of individuals each year causing devastating injuries to those you care deeply about. Unfortunately, not every slip and fall amounts to a claim of negligence. However, there are some instances in which carelessness, neglect, or recklessness causes harm. If you are having trouble determining whether you or your loved one has an actionable claim for negligence, you should speak with an experienced attorney regarding your rights to relief. The attorneys at Newland & Newland, LLP are your Illinois personal injury attorneys who can help you with your building, strategizing, and bringing your claim to its proper conclusion. For a risk free initial consultation, contact Newland & Newland, LLP today.
Determining Responsible Parties
When a claim for relief is brought for a slip and fall in a condominium, determining the proper party to institute the claim against is sometimes tricky. Our attorneys take care in listening to the facts and circumstances of your claim and practicing due diligence to determine all of the necessary parties to an action. Some factors that may determine who to file a claim against include:
- Location of the Slip and Fall: If the slip and fall occurred in a common area, such as the main entrance to the building, mail room, trash receptacle, or a hallway, the owner of the building may be held liable for the accident. However, if the accident occurred in a privately-owned area such as inside an apartment or on a porch the action will likely be filed against a tenant.
- Insurance Provider: In most cases, both the owner of the building and the homeowner will maintain insurance to protect themselves against unfortunate incidents, such as slip and falls. When this occurs, the insurance company will need to be a party to the action. In most cases, personal injury victims first try to obtain compensation for accidents from the insurance company of the responsible party. Often, this is the recommended course of action because it affords clients the most protection available. Determining whether a claim may be brought against an insurance company requires a careful review of the relevant insurance policies.
Newland & Newland, LLP: Your One Stop Shop for Relief
At Newland & Newland, our attorneys want to take the worry from you as you navigate through a personal injury claim. Our law firm has helped thousands of families and we want to assist you or your loved one with filing and obtaining the maximum amount of monetary relief for a personal injury claim in the state of Illinois. Our attorneys know how to effectively litigate all stages of a personal injury actions.
Regardless of whether you are considering settling or taking the case before a jury, contact an experienced attorney at Newland & Newland, LLP to learn about the first steps in determining your rights to relief. We have several convenient locations for you or your loved one to schedule an initial appointment. Our offices are located in Arlington Heights, Chicago, Libertyville.