At Lipkin & Apter, we’ve handled many a number of slip and fall personal injury cases throughout the state of Illinois. It’s clear, through talking with clients and our own experiences, that there are some common misconceptions about slip and fall lawsuits. Below, we’ve compiled several of the myths we’ve heard, as well as our input on why they’re completely non-factual.
Business owners must pay for injuries suffered on their property
The only way in which businesses owners have to pay for injuries suffered on their property is if the victim provides evidence that proves the owner’s liability in the case. Without proof that the accident was caused as the result of someone else’s negligence, the business owner isn’t responsible for giving you compensation.
Slip and fall injuries are usually minor
Although some slip and fall injuries may be too minor to pursue any legal claims, there are also many that involve serious injury or death. Often, it can be difficult to tell whether a slip and fall accident is minor or serious, as the injuries sustained may develop and manifest slowly over an extended period of time. Even if you don’t feel like you’re in pain after the accident, it’s important to visit your medical care provider to get checked out.
People who file slip and fall claims do it for the money
A majority of people who file slip and fall claims have been seriously injured and are seeking compensation for their injuries. Many injuries in this category are severe and require expensive medical care. If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of another, you shouldn’t have to worry about coming off as greedy. With the personal injury attorneys at Lipkin & Apter at your side, we’ll be able to fight for your right to necessary compensation.
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, please contact our Chicago, Illinois personal injury attorneys. We’re here if you need us.