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Peoria Premises Liability Attorney for Uneven Pavement

Tazewell County sidewalk fall injury attorneys

Lawyers for Trip and Fall Injuries Caused by Broken Sidewalks in Peoria, Sangamon, and Macon Counties

Even though tripping and falling down may seem like a minor incident, these types of accidents can lead to serious injuries. In many cases, fall accidents occur because of uneven pavement, sidewalks, or other walking surfaces. Since property owners are responsible for addressing hazards that could cause harm to visitors, victims may be able to pursue compensation for these types of injuries through a premises liability claim. In these cases, a skilled personal injury lawyer can determine who was responsible for an injury and work to hold these parties responsible for a victim's injuries.

For more than 40 years, the attorneys of Kanoski Bresney have been providing legal help to personal injury victims, and we have obtained a total of over $400 million for our clients in settlements and jury verdicts. We understand the liability issues surrounding trip and fall injuries, and with our knowledge of the law and experience advocating for clients both inside and outside the courtroom, we can make sure you are fully compensated for your damages. We will make sure you receive respect, response, and results from the beginning to the end of your case.

Liability for Uneven Pavement and Sidewalks

While potholes or other forms of damage to the pavement on parking lots and roads can present hazards, the risks presented by uneven pavement can often be less obvious. The concrete slabs of a sidewalk may not line up correctly because of construction defects, erosion, or expansion and contraction of surfaces due to temperature changes. Tree roots growing underneath a sidewalk or pavement can lead to large cracks or uneven surfaces. Height differences of two inches or more will greatly increase the risks of tripping and falling.

Tripping accidents caused by uneven pavement can lead to a variety of different injuries. A person may suffer fractures to the wrists, hips, or collarbones, or they may experience serious sprains or dislocated joints. A fall on a hard surface can also lead to traumatic brain injuries or spine injuries that may cause chronic pain, mobility issues, or paralysis. While anyone can be injured in these types of accidents, elderly or disabled people have a higher risk of losing their footing and suffering serious injuries in a fall.

A property owner may be held liable for injuries that occurred because they did not take the proper measures to protect the safety of those who were allowed to enter their property. This may include the failure to repair uneven sidewalks or damaged pavement or the failure to provide warnings about tripping hazards. A construction company or other type of contractor may also be liable for injuries that occurred because of construction defects in sidewalks or paved surfaces or because people were not protected from tripping hazards while construction work was being performed.

When fall injuries occur on a public sidewalk or street, a city or municipality may be liable. However, in cases involving government liability, there are restrictions on the types of claims that may be filed, and different time limits may apply than in other personal injury cases. To ensure that a claim can be pursued against a government organization, it is important to work with an attorney who understands how to meet all applicable legal requirements.

Contact a Champaign Trip and Fall Injury Lawyer

If you have been injured because of a damaged sidewalk or uneven pavement, Kanoski Bresney can help you determine who was responsible, and we will work to ensure that you are fully compensated for your damages. We will fight to make sure you are repaid for your medical expenses and the income you have lost, and we can also help you obtain compensation for your pain and suffering. Contact our office today at 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682 to set up your complimentary consultation. We represent victims of fall injuries in Bloomington, Quincy, Champaign County, Macon County, Adams County, Tazewell County, McLean County, Macomb, Peoria County, Sangamon County, Schuyler County, Pekin, Decatur, McDonough County, Champaign, Peoria, Rushville, Springfield, and throughout central Illinois.

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