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Chicago Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers - Burnes Libman Law Group

According to the NFSI (National Floor Safety Institute), slip and falls account for over 1 million hospital emergency room visits every year. Slips and falls can lead to lost days of work, fractures, spinal and brain injuries, and even death. In 2005, according to the CDC, more than 15,000 people over the age of 65 died as a result of a fall. This was 7,700 more from a decade earlier. 


With over thirty years of experience, Burnes Libman has successfully blended the extensive legal expertise found in large law firms with smaller law firms’ compassion and personal attention. We will fight for compensation for your slip and fall injury or missed days of work. That’s our promise.


Picking the Right Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer

Being involved in a slip and fall accident can be painful, exhausting, and scary. Burnes Libman is a nationally recognized and awarded law firm based in Chicago, Illinois. Our firm has a history of winning multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts across a variety of slip and fall cases, including a $1.87M and $1.3M million dollar settlement.

At larger law firms, your call may not be returned for over a week. You also can be shuffled from lawyer to lawyer, with no rationale or reasoning. The Burnes Libman promise is to fight for you every step of the way.

Frequent Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

In over thirty years of handling slip and fall cases, we see a clear and present danger in many real-world settings or places. This can include groceries stores, construction sites, department stores, hardware stores, restaurants, and more.


Unfortunately, there are a variety of unsafe practices that can and have led to slips and falls in the United States, including:

  • Defective sidewalks

  • Torn carpeting

  • Poor maintenance on job sites

  • Broken staircases or railings

  • Potholes in parking lots

  • Unorganized and cluttered floors

  • Moisture collection in rooms

  • Spills and broken glass

  • Freshly waxed flooring

  • Broken ladders

These experiences have helped us recover millions of dollars in settlements in slip and fall accidents for our clients. Legislation to come as close as we can through written rules, and litigation to punish those who do not exercise due care.

Examples of Burnes Libman Accident Settlements

Have you been involved in a slip and fall accident in the Midwest or United States? Let us represent you and together, we’ll get you the compensation you deserve. We treat every case with the expectation of going to trial.


Below you will find some of our biggest slip and fall accident settlements:

$1,870,000 - Slip and Fall Accident
A 50-year-old laborer fell from a scaffold causing an ankle fracture requiring four surgeries.

$1,300,000 - Slip and Fall Accident
45-year-old male construction worker injury.

$1,300,000 - Slip and Fall Accident
41-year-old Operating Engineer fell from Cherry Picker resulting in ankle fracture requiring surgery 

$775,00 - Slip and Fall Accident
35-year-old male cervical herniated disc requiring cervical fusion.

$400,000 - Slip and Fall Accident
48 year old tripped over carpet in department store suffering cervical herniated disc requiring surgery.

$370,000 - Slip and Fall Accident
83-year old suffered an injury in a store.

When to See a Lawyer and Pursue Litigation

If you have been involved in a slip and fall incident, you need to find a lawyer as soon as possible. Places and companies that you can get hurt at do not have your best interests in mind, which is why it’s so important to start the claims process as quickly and early as possible. It is difficult to determine liability at the beginning stages, and Burnes Libman is there to help you determine if litigation is a possibility with our free consultation. 

If you or a loved one have been injured in a slip and fall, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost earnings or wages, pain, and suffering, disability, or disfigurement. As each case is different and subject to a specific time limit (or statute of limitations), it is important to consult with a reputable and experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

To contact Burnes Libman for your free case evaluation, call (312) 726-6500 or fill out our Get In Touch form below.

Contact Burnes Libman, Chicago’s Best Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys

The experience at Burnes Libman is different from any other law firm. "At Burnes Libman, we're there for you. You'll work directly with one of our top attorneys and we'll fight for you throughout the whole process. We'll be there every step of the way. That's our promise." For a free consultation regarding your slip and fall accident case, contact us immediately below or call (312) 726-6500

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