Slip and Fall

Slip and Fall Accident lawyer Lake County

Falls may make for entertainment and chuckles when an actor or comedian loses their footing and comes comically crashing to the ground. In real life, however, slips-and-falls or trips-and-falls rarely lead to laughter. Such accidents can and do injure millions of people every year. For seniors, in particular, falls are a leading cause of accidental death.

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While not every fall is someone else’s fault, many slip-and-fall accidents happen because negligent property owners or others allow hazardous conditions to persist on their land, in their homes, or at their businesses. If you were injured or lost a loved one because of such neglect, you need the help of a slip-and-fall lawyer. Lake County personal injury attorney Kirk Moyer stands up for those who are suffering and struggling after a slip-and-fall accident injury.

Tenacity and Commitment For Slip-and-Fall Injury Victims

Kirk has been fighting for injury victims for over 20 years. His tenacity and commitment to his clients and his skilled courtroom advocacy have led to a lengthy track record of positive outcomes and millions of dollars in compensation recovered for clients in Lake County, Cook County, Chicago, and elsewhere.

Always prepared, always available to his clients, and always ready to take matters all the way through trial, Kirk is a Lake County slip-and-fall lawyer that you can count on to leave no stone unturned in his efforts to get you the maximum amount of compensation available for your injuries and losses.

One of the Most Common Causes of Accidental Injury and Death

Certainly, many slips, trips, and falls result in little more than a few scrapes and some embarrassment. But many more end with catastrophic injuries or fatalities. In fact, falls are the leading cause of accidental death for Americans over age 65.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury,
  • Each year, 3 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries.
  • Over 800,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall injury, most often because of a head injury or hip fracture.
  • Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
  • Fall death rates among adults age 65 and older have increased by more than 30% from 2007 to 2016.
Severe Injuries From Slips-and-Falls

In addition to the thousands of lives lost every year, slips-and-falls lead to severe or catastrophic injuries for thousands more. Happening suddenly and unexpectedly, with victims having little or no time to cushion or shield themselves against impact with the ground or other unforgiving surfaces, falls often lead to such severe injuries as:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Concussions
  • Broken and fractured bones, including arms, legs, ribs, collarbone, ankles, and knees
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Soft tissue injuries

A slip-and-fall can happen anywhere; indoors, outside, dry or wet surface, at work, at home, or in a store, restaurant, or office. Some of the most common causes of slips-and-falls caused by property owner negligence include:

  • Cracked or uneven sidewalks or pavement
  • Unremoved snow, ice, or debris on a sidewalk or in a parking lot
  • Uneven, defective, or damaged stairs or railings
  • Poor or inadequate lighting
  • Spills at restaurants, grocery stores or other places of business which have not been cleaned up or which were cleaned without sufficiently marking the area as being wet;
  • Items, objects, or debris left on the floor or ground which obstruct areas of traffic.
Holding Negligent Property Owners Accountable

“Premises liability” is the legal principle behind holding property owners responsible for injuries that happen because they failed to maintain their property in a reasonably safe manner. To prove that an owner was “negligent” and therefore at fault for the injury or death, the fall victim must show that the property owner owed the victim a duty of care and did not live up to this duty by failing to maintain their property as a reasonable person would under the same circumstances. The injured person must also prove that he or she indeed suffered injuries and that the owner’s breach of duty caused those injuries and damages.

Kirk Moyer knows how to make the strongest and most compelling case against negligent property owners and managers. He cuts through their attempts to avoid blame and escape responsibility for the consequences of leaving dangerous conditions on their property. If your life has been upended because of such misconduct, you need a slip-and-fall lawyer. Lake County, Cook County, and Chicago injury victims turn to Kirk for guidance and support during a challenging time, and know that they can count on him to take every possible step to get them every dollar of compensation they deserve. Kirk is a Libertyville slip and fall attorney who servers clients across the area.

And remember, you pay no legal fees unless Kirk obtains compensation for you.

Need a Slip-and-Fall Lawyer? Lake County Injury Attorney Kirk Moyer Can Help. Call Him Today For Your Free Consultation

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident, please give Lake County personal injury lawyer Kirk Moyer a call at (847) 244-3444 to arrange for your FREE initial consultation.