Our very own Attorney Chris Panio recently recovered a $160,000 settlement on behalf of the victim of a slip and fall accident that occurred at his own apartment complex. The win came after a series of “no’s” from other law firms in the Chicagoland area. After falling down a flight of stairs at his apartment complex, our client was left facing $15,000 worth of medical bills and treatment. Alleging the accident was the result of negligence, he took his case to a major personal injury law firm in Chicago, where he was met with nothing but resistance.
The firm tried to negotiate with the apartment complex’s insurance company, but they denied liability and refused to compensate the client for damages. The firm promptly dropped his case, claiming it was too difficult to prove. He then took his case to a second law firm, but, again, was unable to settle with the insurance company. They, too, withdrew his claim.
Still seeking compensation for damages, the client reached out to our team at Panio Law Offices. We were his third and final stop on this arduous journey to hold the apartment complex responsible and recover the compensation he deserved. Two years after taking on his case, our Chicagoland premises liability attorney secured a $160,000 settlement on his behalf.
When a person is involved in an accident caused by third-party negligence, the injured individual can file a personal injury claim to hold the responsible entity liable. In order to receive compensation for damages incurred, the plaintiff must prove the defendant was at fault for the accident, which can be challenging without the help of a skilled personal injury attorney.
Landlords and insurance companies will often fight aggressively to avoid admitting fault for an accident, as happened in our client’s case. While other law firms may back off of cases that are fraught with such resistance, Panio Law Firm will persist until we secure the compensation an individual deserves. By thoroughly investigating the claim, visiting the site of the accident to examine the conditions of the stairwell, and conducting witness interviews, a skilled attorney can present evidence that proves the landlord failed to reasonably provide for the safety of individuals on their property.
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Even if your situation seems difficult and other firms are unable to secure compensation, Panio Law Firm is here to help obtain a favorable outcome on your behalf. If someone else is responsible for your accident, we will work hard to hold them financially responsible for the damages that resulted. We know that incurring more expenses is the last thing you want to do, which is why we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t owe us legal fees unless we recover compensation for you.
If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, call Panio Law Offices at (312) 313-0305 or contact us online for a free consultation.