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Where You Injured In A Slip-And-Fall Accident?

Illinois property owners have a duty to maintain a safe space for people to walk or be in. For example, if the manager or owner of a restaurant has a rug that everyone trips on, yet they do nothing about it, then they may be liable for the injuries that happen to the people who trip or slip and get injured.

At Cassian & Carter LLC, in Joliet, we understand that it may at first feel awkward to hold property owners accountable. However, this is the entire reason they are required to have insurance. To compensate people who are hurt on the property is, in large part, what this insurance is for.

When You Fall And Hit Your Head

“It’s just a bump” is what people will say. However, “bumps” to the head that happen when we fall can be much more serious than we think. Why? Because even seemingly quick or single bumps to the head can cause bleeding and trauma to the brain.

This trauma is called a TBI, or traumatic brain injury. TBIs are too often ignored, but they are very serious. Here are some of the most common symptoms of a TBI:

  • Headache, mild to severe
  • Memory issues, including not being able to remember the fall
  • Confusion, disorientation and inability to remember new information
  • Blurred vision or a ringing in the ears
  • Nausea, vomiting, dizziness and being unsteady
  • Severe drowsiness, going to sleep and not being able to be easily woken up

Symptoms may show immediately, 24 hours later or even days or weeks after the “bump” or fall. If untreated, symptoms can worsen.

Who Is Responsible?

The owners of restaurants, bars, apartment buildings, grocery stores, gyms, retail outlets, fast food restaurants and parking lots all have a duty to ensure that the walkways, aisles, stairwells and all common areas are well lit, free from clutter, debris, slippery spills or any other trip or slip hazard. Any time you slip or trip and get hurt because someone didn’t clean up something they should have, it is in your best interest to speak with an attorney who handles Illinois personal injury cases.

Understand Your Rights And Options After A Fall

At Cassian & Carter LLC, our team knows you have questions about whether you have a case ad what to do next. We offer a free consultation so that you can better understand your rights, options and the process. Call 815-714-7118 or send us an inquiry email so that we can get in touch with you.