During the fierce Chicago winters, many property owners and managers try to prevent snow and ice injuries by contracting independent companies for its removal. However, hiring these services isn’t perfect and confusion, as well as finger pointing regarding true liability, can arise if a slip and fall accident does occur. Such was the case when a woman from Highland, IL became seriously hurt after slipping on ice and snow at her residence. The property manager had employed a landscaping service for snow plowing services, but nevertheless, the woman became injured and required transportation to Lake Forest Northwestern Hospital. She was ultimately treated for a serious ankle fracture and needed to wear a walking boot for six weeks. The woman was unsure of how to handle this murky situation and came to Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. for help recovering from the lost wages and medical expenses this injury caused.
Chicago personal injury lawyer Jared Staver assisted this client in filing insurance claims with the property manager as well as the landscaping company, but ran into difficulty since both disputed liability and thought the other was at fault. With a great deal of practice in similar disputed liability cases, attorney Staver was undeterred and passionately represented his client. After extensive negotiations, attorney Staver successfully reached a total settlement of $30,000 with all the parties involved and the woman was not only able to recover from her injury, but also from its subsequent financial impact.
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