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Illinois’ leading premises liability lawyers
Dr. Brad Bradshaw works with vetted/qualified Illinois premises/slip and fall injury lawyers and local attorneys. When necessary, we can find an appropriate allied premises liability attorney in rural Illinois or one of the following cities: Chicago, Aurora, Joliet, Naperville, Rockford, Springfield, Peoria, Elgin, Champaign, Waukegan, Cicero, Bloomington, Arlington Heights, Evanston, Bolingbrook, and many others.
If you’ve been in an accident while on someone else’s property, Dr. Brad Bradshaw and his associates can evaluate your case and help you. We will work to put together a quality team for you to maximize your recovery.
Vetted Premises Liability Lawyers
Vetting means “to check someone or something carefully to find out if they are acceptable or suitable for a particular job or use.” Dr. Brad Bradshaw takes the guesswork out of finding a quality, successful Illinois premises liability injury lawyer. We research, find and ally with premises liability injury trial lawyers who have proven success and knowledge in these cases, both in settlements and litigation. Then, we drill down deeper and find the right lawyer for the right location in Illinois. So, you have a team highly focused on the needs of your case.
Experienced Premises Liability Injury Lawyers
As part of our vetting process, we look for premises liability injury lawyers who have handled these types of cases before. You don’t want a lawyer “learning” on your case. You want a team that already knows what to do.
With Dr. Brad Bradshaw’s Law Firm, you get a team that is there for you 24/7. We answer our phones at all hours of the day and night. In emergency situations, our clients can get an answer fast. We stay on top of your case and move it as expeditiously as possible.
Nothing proves success like results. We keep track of the results of Illinois lawyers we ally with and can provide you that list of results, settlements, and verdicts. This information is essential; the Insurance companies keep these lists, often have more respect, and sometimes pay much larger settlements to Illinois lawyers with a track record of large verdicts and settlements. Our job is to match you and your case to the right lawyer with proven success.
Our premises liability/slip & fall injury law process
In Illinois, Dr. Brad Bradshaw allies with vetted, experienced, and successful Illinois premises liability lawyers who are members of the Illinois Association for Justice.
Our firm and lawyers have obtained record-breaking verdicts and settlements. Premises liability cases require an understanding of medicine and unique Illinois laws. There are special rules and laws that can make navigating a premises liability case tricky, to say the least. Illinois premises liability/slip and fall cases require a highly skilled trial lawyer.
The legal team you have may determine whether your case has a favorable outcome. Our founder, Dr. Bradshaw, has the specialized medical training to understand injuries fully and an experienced trial lawyer who can take the guesswork out of finding a quality Illinois premises liability team of consultants and attorneys.
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Working on a farm and was trampled by cattle. Sustained shoulder injuries that required surgery.
While purchasing farm supplies a forklift causes supplies to fall on our client, resulting in several fractures and surgeries.
While walking into a business tripped on the entrance rug, resulting in several fractures.
What You Should Do if You Are Injured on Someone Else's Property in Illinois?
If you feel that you have suffered an injury, seek immediate medical attention. If the injury is severe, call 911 and get medical personnel on the scene as soon as possible.
Unless you require immediate medical attention, try not to leave the scene until you have notified the owner/occupier of the property of what happened and have made a written report if possible.
Ask for a copy of any written incident report/forms that you fill out regarding your accident.
If possible, try to get photos – TAKE PICTURES – of the condition that caused the accident. Try to get these photos as soon after the accident as possible. If possible, make a note of any surveillance cameras that might have documented the accident.
Try to get the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of any witnesses to the accident.
What are the important factors of a premises liability claim?
Other things to consider include whether or not the injury occurred on public/government-owned property, whether or not the visitor had permission to be on the property, and whether the injured party exercised reasonable care for his/her safety.
Premises liability cases are sometimes difficult to prove. Invariably the land or property owner will try to shift blame to the injured party. Worse, depending on why the injured party was on the property, they may have a complete defense.
For example, if a landowner can claim the injured person was a trespasser or was not legally present on the property, that might be a complete bar to recover. Further, because many people who sustain premises liability injuries are older adults, the land owner’s insurance company may claim that some of the problems are old age and not the fall or other injury. There are other defenses they try to use, such as the danger being open and obvious, and anyone should have seen or know the problem. Therefore, it’s essential to have a quality legal team and an experienced Illinois premises liability (slip and fall) lawyer.
At Dr. Brad Bradshaw’s Law Firm, we look at the facts surrounding your case, the nature of your injuries, where the injury happened, and then try to put together the best team we have to get you a quality settlement. We also work with Illinois premises liability lawyers so that should your case go to trial, the chances of winning and obtaining a big verdict are on your side.
There are two basic categories of premises liability. The one most people think about is the fall case, the “slip and fall.” The second category is the dangerous hazard on a property. This second category can be hazardous and sometimes even fatal. The classic example is an exposed or low-hanging power line. These can result in electrical injuries, even fatal electrocutions.
To recover in a premises liability case, you need to make sure you can bring a valid claim under Illinois law. Secondly, you have several “elements” you must prove in the case. At a minimum, these usually include not only your damages but also: 1) the landowner knew, had reason to know, or should otherwise have known about the hazard (that made you fall or that injured you) and 2) had time to fix, remedy or otherwise warn of the hazard.
If you or a loved one have been injured because of a premises hazard, or if you believe you have a premises liability case, contact Dr. Brad Bradshaw.