Chicago Personal Injury, Slip and Fall, and Product Liability

Here at Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish, we represent victims who have suffered personal injury, including slip and fall and product liability cases, in Chicago and the surrounding area. Our personal injury and product liability lawyers have the experience and the dedication to help you build a strong case, and we will ensure that you receive just compensation for your injuries.

We encourage you to contact our firm today to schedule your free initial consultation. We also invite you to review our information provided below in order to help you understand your situation.


Personal Injury

Personal injury is a broad area of law that is intended to compensate victims who have been injured by another person's negligent or wrongful act. Personal injury covers a wide range of incidents, including slip and fall, product liability, car accidents, nursing home abuse, birth injury, such as cerebral palsy, and medical malpractice.

Every personal injury case focuses on two important elements: liability and damages. Liability and damages can be established on negligence, strict liability, or intentional wrong. Our Chicago personal injury lawyers can advise you on how to file your claim and will help you build the strongest case possible.

  • Negligence: When a personal injury claim is filed under negligence, the claimant is accusing the defendant of causing personal injury by failing to prevent it. An example of negligence is a store owner failing to post warnings for a wet floor, resulting in a slip and fall.
  • Strict liability: Strict liability applies to product liability law. Under this area of personal injury law, manufacturers are held liable if a defective product enters the market and injures a consumer.
  • Intentional wrong: In cases of intentional wrong, the claimant can pursue a civil lawsuit in addition to filing criminal charges. An example of this form of personal injury claim is assault and battery.

Victims of personal injury may be eligible to receive compensation for medical bills, loss of income, permanent disability, emotional distress, pain and suffering, property damages, and other injuries. If you have suffered personal injury in Chicago or the surrounding area as the result of another person or entity's negligence, it is important to seek counsel from the personal injury attorneys of Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish. We have the experience and expertise to help you successfully litigate your personal injury case.

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Slip and Fall - Chicago Premises Liability Information

Each year thousands of people suffer personal injury from slip and fall accidents - some very seriously - as the result of another person's negligence. The personal injury lawyers of Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish represent victims of slip and fall in Chicago and the surrounding area, ensuring that victims and their families receive just compensation for their injuries.

The term slip and fall, also known as trip and fall, refers to a situation in which a person slips and falls due to a dangerous or hazardous condition and suffers injury. Slip and fall accidents can occur inside or outside a building and can be caused by various conditions, including water on the floor, badly lit stairs, loose rugs, holes in the sidewalk, or icy spots on the pavement.

Slip and fall is covered under premises liability law. Under premises liability law, property owners have a duty of care to ensure that their premises are safe and free of hazards. If you are injured in a slip and fall accident due to a dangerous condition that the owner knew, or should have known, about, he or she can be held legally liable.

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident in Chicago, there are several things you can do to help strengthen your case. Get the names and numbers of any witnesses to the slip and fall, as well as people who were there after the accident. It is also helpful to take photographs of the dangerous condition as soon as possible, before the property owner has a chance to fix it. Finally, you should contact the Chicago personal injury attorneys of Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish. Slip and fall cases can be hard to prove, so it is important to have experienced representation that can help you gather the necessary evidence as soon as possible. If you have suffered a slip and fall in Chicago or the surrounding area, contact our personal injury lawyers today to schedule a consultation.

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Product Liability

Manufacturers have a duty to the public to ensure that their products are neither defective nor inherently dangerous. When a dangerous or defective product enters the market and injures a consumer, everyone along the manufacturing chain, including the manufacturer, wholesaler, and store owner, can be held legally responsible for product liability. If you have been injured by a defective or dangerous product, our Chicago product liability lawyers can help you sort through the facts of your case and determine what type of defect caused your injuries.

In order to have a successful product liability case in Chicago, you must prove that the product is defective and that the defect caused your injury. There are three types of defects that incur product liability: design defects, which exist before the product is manufactured; manufacturing defects, which occur during the production of the product; and marketing defects, which include inadequate warnings and improper instructions. In general, victims of product liability are entitled to damages for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.

If you believe that you have a product liability case in Chicago or the surrounding area, contact the product liability lawyers of Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish today. We can help you gather the evidence you need to prove your product liability case and advise you of your legal right to compensation. It is imperative that you contact us immediately because if too much time is taken, crucial evidence can be altered or destroyed.

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Personal Injury, Slip and Fall, and Product Liability FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions regarding personal injury. If you still have questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Chicago personal injury lawyers. We will be happy to answer your questions and concerns.

Q: What is the statute of limitations for personal injury in Illinois?

A: In Illinois, personal injury claims must be filed within two years of the date of the injury. If you have suffered personal injury in Chicago or surrounding area, it is imperative that you contact our lawyers immediately to begin your case.

Q: What do I need to provide in a product liability case?

A: In order to build a strong product liability case, you will need to provide several things to our Chicago product liability attorneys, including the product itself, manuals that came with the product, pictures of the product, pictures of your injuries and where the injuries occurred, information about where you purchased the product, copies of your medical records, and receipts for property damage, if any.

Q: What damages can I recover for a slip and fall?

A: In most slip and fall cases, the victim can recover damages for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses incurred as a result of the accident.

If you would like to learn more about product liability or personal injury in Chicago, contact our lawyers today to schedule a consultation.

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