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Preserving evidence of slip-and-fall accidents

In Illinois, individuals and businesses who own buildings and other premises have an obligation to keep those spaces reasonably safe, particularly for those who have permission to be on the premises.

When an accident like a slip and fall or an injury due to a falling object happens, business owners know they may wind up having to pay compensation to the injured person for lost wages, medical bills and other items like emotional pain and suffering.

Therefore, they may be in a special hurry to fix a hazardous condition in their building once an accident happens, not so much out of concern for the safety of future guests and customers, but in order to cover their tracks, making it more difficult for injured Naperville resident to make a case.

Our law office knows this technique is a common one among business owners, especially large corporations with well-established policies. When we get a call from an injured victim of an accident on someone else's property, we have in the past been willing to drop everything in order to get photos and video of the scene of the accident before anything gets fixed.

Sometimes, of course, documenting a dangerous condition is simply not possible. Still, we know how to use experts like engineers or specialists in safety in order to prove an accident was the responsibility of the person or organization who owned the property. We have in the past been able to overcome the challenge of proving the existence of a dangerous condition and getting our clients the compensation they need and deserve.

  1. "Committed To My Cause"

    I was struck by a car while cycling and severely, almost fatally injured. A team of excellent medical professionals performed complicated and extensive surgical and medical procedures as part of a successful effort to restore my health....
    -Jeff D.

  2. "Could not have made a better choice"

    We found Mark [Mathys] through the web after an auto accident in October 2011. While selecting someone you don't know to represent you can be a gamble, we could not have made a better choice....
    - Dave

  3. "Very satisfied"

    Mark [Mathys] is very professional. He responds almost immediately, via email, to any question, comment or concern I have and if he is not able to respond right away, he will let me know. I have been very satisfied with Mark so far and I am happy to be his client.
    -Jennifer

  4. "Easy to talk to"

    Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid were very professional and easy to talk to. Prior to working with them, my wife and I had no real experience with the legal system beyond a house closing, yet Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid explained the whole process to us very well. I knew that whenever I had a concern about our case or the legal system in general I could call their office or send an email and receive answers the same day... -Larry

  5. "Provided very wise advice"

    I've dealt with attorneys on a variety of issues, almost all of them since leaving college and entering the workplace. Mr. Mathys was the first attorney I had any real experience with, and I was impressed then and remain so. He provided very wise advice and always kept me informed. In the end, he delivered a favorable result. I recommend him highly.
    - Tyler D.

  6. "In-depth knowledge of the law"

    Mark [Schneid] is an excellent and skilled attorney and demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the law when he helped settle my dog bite lawsuit resulting from a traumatic incident. He explained what was needed of me and how I should handle the situation in a professional manner.
    - Karen K.

  7. "They went to bat for me"

    Not long ago I was involved in a car accident where I was hit by a gravel truck at an intersection. After I called Mathys & Schneid, even though I didn't have a very large case, they made me feel like I was one of their most important cases. They went to bat for me with the trucking company's insurance and got me a settlement. I would definitely recommend them to my family and friends. -Dan H.

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