Chicago Slip and Fall Lawyer

September 27, 2023 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman
Matt Dolman, Personal Injury Lawyer in Illinois
Chicago Slip and Fall Lawyer, Matthew Dolman

Slip and fall accidents can occur virtually anywhere in Chicago, including icy parking lots, recently mopped supermarket aisles, and polished floors in a high-rise office building. No matter where a fall occurs, physically debilitating, emotionally distressing, and financially devastating harm can result.

If you or someone you love recently fell and suffered injuries because of a dangerous condition on someone else's property in Chicago, you may pursue compensation for your losses. A knowledgeable Chicago slip and fall lawyer from Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, will perform a free case evaluation and explain your options. Contact us today to learn more.

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Committed Slip and Fall Lawyers in Chicago

When choosing legal representation for your slip and fall case, you need a law firm with a wealth of experience and a successful record. Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, has years of practice successfully securing millions in compensation for slip and fall accident victims, allowing them to pay their expenses and rebuild their lives. 

Our convenient offices are in the heart of Chicago, just a stone's throw away from Centennial Park and the Main Street subway station. This strategic location makes us accessible to most Chicagoans seeking legal representation after a slip and fall incident.

Come see us today. When you hire Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, our skilled lawyers will commit themselves to fighting for you.

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Understanding Slip and Fall Accidents


Lawyers use the term slip and fall to refer to any preventable fall that a hazardous condition on someone else's property causes. The term is a little misleading because you do not have to slip before falling to have a slip and fall case. Any condition or circumstance that causes you to lose your footing and fall qualifies.

A variety of dangerous property conditions can trigger a slip and fall accident.

Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, handles cases with hazards at commercial, residential, or public properties leading to a slip and fall, which frequently involve:

  • Slippery or wet surfaces.
  • Uneven flooring or stairs.
  • Poorly lit areas.
  • Loose, broken, or absent handrails.
  • Cluttered walkways.
  • Cracked sidewalks or pavement.
  • Holes or depressions in the ground.

Regardless of what fall hazard triggers a slip and fall, the repercussions can be devastating.

Our team has a long history of securing compensation for fall-related trauma, including:

  • Traumatic brain injuries.
  • Spinal cord injuries.
  • Back and neck injuries.
  • Broken bones.
  • Cuts, contusions, and abrasions.
  • Internal injuries.
  • Facial trauma.
  • Orthopedic injuries.

Any fall-related injury could result in substantial pain, suffering, and expense. The trauma from a fall can even lead to the victim's untimely death.

Slip and Fall Compensation in Chicago

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As the victim of a slip and fall injury in Chicago, you may have the legal right to receive compensation for the harm you have suffered. Multiple parties could have a legal liability to you, and you can likely claim several different monetary damages.

Overview of Liability for a Chicago Slip and Fall

Chicagoland property owners, tenants, and property managers have a general legal duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition for visitors. If they fail in this duty by allowing a hazard on their properties to pose a fall risk, they can face liability to anyone who falls and gets hurt as a result. 

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we aggressively pursue compensation from Chicago property owners and others who fail to fix, keep visitors away from, or warn visitors about unreasonably dangerous conditions on their premises that lead to a preventable fall.

Our team understands that sometimes other parties can be liable for causing a slip and fall in Chicago, including:

  • Another visitor to a Chicago property whose careless, reckless, or intentional actions cause someone to fall and get hurt.
  • A manufacturer of defective building or flooring materials a Chicago property installs that cause someone to fall.
  • A contractor working at a Chicago property who creates temporary fall risks by leaving tools, equipment, or debris in areas accessible to the public. 

These examples illustrate that you cannot automatically assume that the property owner is the only party potentially liable for your losses. At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we painstakingly investigate every slip and fall case to identify potentially liable parties and hold them accountable for our client's injuries.

Potential Compensation for Chicago Slip and Fall Victims

Victims of slip and fall accidents can demand a broad range of compensation from at-fault parties and insurance companies, including payment for:

  • Medical and other injury-related expenses.
  • Loss of income and job benefits.
  • Loss of future earnings and opportunities.
  • Physical pain and discomfort.
  • Emotional distress.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Scarring, disfigurement, and loss of bodily function.

In the tragic case of a preventable fall that inflicts fatal injuries, the victim's surviving spouse and close family members may pursue compensation under the Illinois Wrongful Death Act. Such compensation may include payment for the loss of the deceased's financial support, services, companionship, and consortium.

The team at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, evaluates the full scope of damages our client deserves and pursues the maximum payment.

A Skilled Slip and Fall Attorney Can Take on Insurance Companies For You


Slip and fall cases often involve dealing with insurance companies to seek compensation. That coverage can come from various sources. Your own insurance may cover some of your accident-related costs, especially if you have health coverage.

The at-fault party's liability insurance coverage should bear the brunt of your damages. This could be the property owner's homeowner's insurance, a business's liability insurance, or another type of liability policy, depending on where your accident took place.

Securing compensation from insurers is not easy. As businesses, insurance companies’ primary concern is their bottom line. They may employ various tactics to avoid financial responsibility for your injury, including denying the claim, delaying payment, or offering a lowball settlement they hope you accept.

A skilled lawyer from Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, can handle insurance dealings for you. We understand the insurance business and know how to counteract their tactics. Leave the insurance negotiations to us so you can focus on your health.

Services We Can Provide in Slip and Fall Cases

When you find yourself the victim of a slip and fall accident in Chicago, you need a relentless advocate to fight for your rights. Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, offers an array of services for securing the compensation victims deserve.

Depending on your needs and priorities, we will:

  • Conduct a thorough investigation: We dig into every aspect of your slip and fall, gathering the facts and identifying all potentially liable parties.
  • Quantify your damages: Our team assesses the full scope of your damages, including current and future medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering.
  • Negotiate with insurance companies: We use our extensive experience dealing with insurance companies to secure the best possible settlement.
  • Prepare for Trial: If the insurance company refuses to agree to a fair settlement, we will take your case to court.
  • Provide regular case updates: We communicate with you, informing you of how your case is progressing.
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Hiring Us to Handle Your Chicago Slip and Fall Case Is Affordable

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Everyone should have access to high-quality legal counsel, regardless of their financial circumstances. That is why Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, make our services affordable for anyone.

Here is how it works:

  • Free consultation: We offer free, no-obligation consultations to all potential clients. During this session, a knowledgeable legal professional can review your case, answer any questions, and clearly explain your legal options.
  • Contingent fee: We represent Chicago slip and fall clients on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will not owe us anything unless we win your case. We advance the costs of investigating, preparing, and litigating your case and only receive a fee if we secure compensation.

Our no-recovery, no-fee model allows you to pursue legal action without financial risk. We will do everything possible to achieve a positive outcome.

What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident in Chicago

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After a slip and fall accident, the decisions you make can significantly influence your chance of obtaining maximum compensation for your injuries. The following steps are crucial in the aftermath of an accident.

Follow Your Medical Treatment Plan

Your priority should always be your health. Seek immediate medical attention, even if you think your injuries are minor. Follow the treatments your doctor prescribes and any follow-up care they recommend. This maximizes your chances of recovery and generates critical medical records that can serve as evidence of the repercussions and severity of your injuries.

Beware of Lowball Settlement Offers

Liability insurance companies frequently offer a quick, low settlement in hopes that you will take the money and waive your right to pursue further claims. Do not fall for this tactic. Always work with your attorney before accepting any settlement offer, especially one made directly to you by an at-fault party's insurer.

Keep Documents to Show to Your Lawyer

Collect all medical bills, repair invoices, pharmacy receipts, insurance statements, correspondence from your employer, and any other documentation relevant to your accident and injuries. These documents could contain vital evidence proving your claim for compensation

Hire a Lawyer as Soon as Possible

The sooner you engage a lawyer, the better. An experienced attorney can begin to gather evidence, interview witnesses, and build a solid case for you while the details are still fresh. A lawyer can also take prompt action to meet legal deadlines applicable to your case, protecting you from delays that can result in the loss of your rights.

Contact an Experienced Chicago Slip and Fall Lawyer Today

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If you or a loved one have suffered a slip and fall accident in Chicago, do not wait to seek legal help. Your path to compensation starts with hiring an experienced, knowledgeable lawyer to handle your claim so that you can focus your time and energy on healing from your trauma and moving forward with your life.

Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, has a team of experienced Chicago slip and fall attorneys who dedicate themselves to pursuing justice and compensation for slip and fall victims. We offer a free case evaluation to discuss your potential compensation claim and outline your legal options.

You do not have to navigate this challenge alone. Get in touch with Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, today or call our Chicago office at (312) 500-2901 to speak with a knowledgeable legal professional about your case.

Glad I chose Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA. Hiring Matt Dolman is the best decision you could make if you are injured in an accident. He resolved my case quickly (it only took about 4 1/2 months) and it was a pleasure to deal with the staff. The communication was great as I always knew what to expect with each stage of the process.


Refreshing. It was very refreshing to work with an attorney that took such a professional and personal approach to helping me with my legal needs. I was kept informed on everything Mr. Dolman was doing so I never felt “in the dark”. Another positive was Mr. Dolman’s knowledge in the trial procedures. I never felt misled through the whole process and recieved the services and results that I was promised upon our initial consultation. There were no unexpected issues or occurrences.



Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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