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Slip & Fall Accidents

Published by Mark Brynteson

Mark D. Brynteson is discouraged by the amount of property that is in disrepair in the surrounding communities. He will aggressively pursue a valid personal injury claim resulting from a slip and fall accident.

There are many reasons why a slip and fall accident may take place. A grocery store owner might have neglected to mop up the milk spilt near his store’s refrigerated section. There may not be enough lighting in an apartment. There may be uneven cracks on a sidewalk, objects on the floor that shouldn’t be there, or a broken step in a dark stairwell. The premises have certain conditions that make it unsafe or dangerous, leading to serious injuries such as spinal cord injuries, head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, cuts, or bruises.

There are several kinds of slip and fall accidents. There is the “slip and fall” accident: an injured person’s shoe and the floor fail to interface properly and he or she slips and falls. There is the “trip and fall” accident: a person trips on an object or a fault on the ground. There is the “step and fall” accident: a person steps into something, such as a hole on the ground, and falls. There is the “stump and fall” accident: a person stumbles over something on the floor.

Mark D. Brynteson will work with experts who specialize in determining the different coefficients of friction involved in a slip and fall accident. They can analyze how slippery the ground was compared to your shoes to determine the coefficient of friction. This means that we can assess even the kinds of slip and fall accidents that are generally difficult to prove and determine the recovery amount that you need.

Premises Liability The nature of each claim may vary, based not only on the kind of injury that you’ve sustained, but whether the slip and fall accident took place on private, public, or commercial property. Slip and fall accidents, like dog bites, fall under the legal area known as premises liability law, which holds property owners accountable when an accident occurs on their premises because the conditions of the property were unsafe or dangerous.

There also may be more than one liable party in a slip and fall accident case. For example, in a slip and fall case at a restaurant where an elderly woman slipped, fell, and broke her back because the tiles on the floor of the woman’s bathroom were uneven, the restaurant owner who is renting the building, the landlord of the building, and the company that improperly installed the tiles might all be liable for her back injury. The elderly woman may need to deal with several insurance companies when making an injury claim, which is another reason that it is important to retain the services of a good personal injury law firm that knows how to properly handle slip and fall cases.

Mark D. Brynteson has the experience, skills, and resources to provide you with quality legal representation in your slip and fall accident. Not only does he want you to receive the maximum recovery to cover your medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering, but am also committed to getting the owners and occupants of private and commercial properties to exercise greater caution when ensuring that their premises are safe for others.

Many of Mark D. Brynteson’s slip and fall clients come to from the nearby towns and neighborhoods of Cook County, including Blue Island, Cicero, Berwyn, South Holland, Matteson, Oak Lawn, Lansing, Bellwood, Hazel Crest, Homewood, Chicago Heights, Westchester, Olympia Fields, Maywood, Dolton, Riverside, Sauk Village, Oak Park, and Harvey. We also have injury clients in DuPage County, Lake County, Will County, Dekalb County, Winnebago County, and Boone County.

Please feel free to call Mark D. Brynteson at 1-815-569-4280, or email him at info@bryntesonlaw.com. He will be happy to discuss your case with you and explore your options. If you decide to retain Mark D. Brynteson as your personal injury attorney, you will not have to pay for his services unless he obtains your financial recovery.

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