Well it started when I made that call to Daniel Goodman's office. They were my second call. I was transferred to Gary K., the lawyer. He listened to my story and his feedback to me was very positive and up beat. I made the decision to meet with him regarding my case and signed up. I like Gary, straight to the point. The office hours are flexible. The office is very clean and organized. I would recommend Daniel Goodman's office and Gary. Thank you.
- Rosemarie O. - Pingree Grove, IL
Construction Accident ... $2.3 Million
Truck vs. Pedestrian ... $2.0 Million
CTA Bus vs. Pedestrian ... $1.75 Million
Motorcycle vs. SUV ... $1.0 Million
Truck vs. Pedestrian ... $1.0 Million
Medical Malpractice ... $825,000
Slip/Trip & Fall ... $800,000
Ski Injury ... $600,000
Auto Accident ... $475,000
5 Motorcycle Collisions ... $250,000 - $350,000
Electrical Shock ... $250,000
Dog Bite ... $167,000
Train Accident ... $128,500
Truck vs. Auto ... $879,000
The statistics for the number of slip/trip and fall injuries are staggering. According to the National Safety Institute, falls are one of the leading causes of injuries in the United States, accounting for approximately 9 million visits to emergency rooms each year. While many people slip and trip every day without any injuries, unfortunately, slipping, tripping or falling can cause very serious injuries, and in some cases can even be fatal. A Chicago slip and fall attorney can usually pursue a slip and fall case under the Illinois Premises Liability Act. Read more.
Property owners have a duty to act reasonably in maintaining their property. Simply put, this means a responsibility to keep their property safe for visitors. This applies to commercial property owners such as retail stores, restaurants, bars and taverns, homeowners, or any other property owner. Slip/trip and fall injuries can also be caused by unsafe construction sites, trip hazards on public walkways and sidewalks, and faulty or missing manhole covers. Some examples of common trip hazards include unsecured electrical cords, electrical cords that cross a pathway, clutter, broken stairs, poorly lit stairs, faulty or missing handrails, uneven or poorly maintained concrete walkways, poorly maintained gutters which could create an unnatural accumulation of ice on a walkway, loose carpeting on stairs, wet floors, and poorly placed or secured floor rugs or mats.
If you have been injured by a slip/trip or fall in Chicago Il or the surrounding suburbs it's important to take photos of the area where the slip/trip or fall occurred, gather the names of any witnesses, and if the slip/trip or fall occurred in a public place make an incident report with the property owner or business and write down the address where the injury occurred.
A Chicago slip and fall attorney at the Law Office of Daniel E Goodman, LLC is experienced in representing victims of slip/trip and fall injuries in Chicago, Il and the surrounding suburbs. Call us today for a free consultation and we will evaluate what compensation may be available to you.
Read what some of the clients we have represented in slip/trip or fall injuries have to say about us:
When I broke my leg in February 2011 at the apartment complex where I live, I had no idea what i would do. I didn't have a job and I didn't have any health insurance.
I called a friend and he suggested that I take photos of the area where I fell, believe it or not I didn't even think of that. When family came over later that day I had one of them take the pictures. I am very trusting and thought the management company would do the right thing. They do not take the pictures.
I still didn't know what to do. It turned out that I fractured my ankle in four places and required surgery. The people who managed the apartment were suddenly avoiding me and did not even offer to walk my dog; they didn't care about me at all. That's when I decided I needed to call an attorney. Since I couldn't even get to my desk where my computer was I looked in the Yellow Pages and that is where i found Attorney Dan Goodman.
Mr. Goodman sent a Town Car to pick me up to bring me to his office and to bring me back home. I sent him the pictures I had via email. It was so easy and he handled the rest. Mr. Goodman settled my case inside a year of the accident. We didn't even have to go to court, although if needed we were both willing.
Dan Goodman got me an excellent settlement and even lowered my very expensive, medical bills. The settlement allowed me to pay back my family who had been loaning me money and pay off my credit cards which I had to use during that very difficult time. I now also have a large amount of money in my savings account.
I HIGHLY recommend you call Dan Goodman, Attorney at Law if you have any kind of an accident. I know that I will contact him again if I ever have the need.
- Trish F.
On August 19, 2008, I fell into a sewer behind my home and I was severely injured. I called several attorneys who did not want to take my case because they thought my case was insignificant, unimportant, or too small. However, when I called the Law Office of Daniel E Goodman, he assured me that my case, my injuries, and my pain were very important. From that moment on, the Law Office of Daniel E Goodman was by my side, keeping me abreast of the details of my case and comforting me along every step of the way. There are many good lawyers, but there are few exceptional attorneys like those at the Law Office of Daniel E Goodman. The attorneys at the Law Office of Daniel E Goodman are truly compassionate and concerned about the well-being of the entire person. I was thoroughly pleased with the Law Office of Daniel E Goodman and I just wanted to take the time to say thank you.
- Karen B.
We serve clients throughout Chicagoland including: Chicago, Arlington Heights, Aurora, Berwyn, Cicero, Des Plaines, Harwood Heights, Joliet, Maywood, Mount Prospect, Niles, Norridge, Glenview, Morton Grove, Naperville, Northbrook, Palatine, Park Ridge, Rosemont, Schaumburg, Schiller Park, Skokie, and other communities in Cook, Lake, Will, DuPage and all other counties in Illinois.