The New Year’s party is one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the year. But as the old saying goes, “All good things must come to an end.” Just as the party is winding down and you’re looking forward to getting home to your bed, you realize you’ve suffered an injury.
Most people are careful to avoid getting hurt at New Year’s parties. But sometimes, accidents happen. If you’ve suffered an injury at a New Year’s party, you may wonder if you have a case. The experienced Chicago premises liability lawyers at the Sklare Law Group can help you determine if you have a case and what to do next.
Here are the three most common New Year’s party injuries:
Slips and Falls
Slip and falls are among the most common injuries suffered at New Year’s parties. This can happen when you’re walking on an icy sidewalk, dancing on a slippery floor, or tripping over something left on the ground. If you’ve suffered an injury in a slip and fall accident, you can file a premises liability claim against the property owner. To do this, you’ll need to prove that the property owner was aware of the dangerous condition and did not take steps to fix it.
A concussion is another common injury suffered during the New Year’s celebration. Falling and hitting your head or suffering another kind of head injury can cause this. Concussions require immediate medical attention, so it’s crucial to see one as soon as possible. You may need to take some time off from work or school to recover. And in some cases, concussions can lead to long-term problems.
Burns are another common injury suffered at New Year’s parties. This can happen if you’re using fireworks or drinking hot beverages like coffee or cocoa. Burns can be very serious, and in some cases, they can lead to long-term problems. Seeing a doctor right away if you have suffered a burn is vital.
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Are you eligible for premises liability compensation? Many clients are surprised to find that they have a legal claim. Contact our attorneys for a free consultation to figure out what to do. To speak with our experienced premises liability lawyers in Chicago, Illinois, call (312) 759-1616 today.