Potholes And Walkway Defects

Potholes And Walkway Defects — Unexpected Danger In Common Places

Throughout the day, people are constantly on the go — they stroll down sidewalks, cross parking lots and walkways, traverse up, down, in and out of stairwells, elevators and escalators. And we rely on these places to be safe and well-maintained. But when one of these places becomes unsafe due to a defect, damage, neglect or some other reason, they can become the site of a serious injury that disrupts lives. And usually, the person or entity that owned or was responsible for maintaining that property could have prevented the dangerous condition.

If you have been injured in an accident caused by the dangerous or damaged condition of a sidewalk, parking lot or pothole in Peoria, Illinois, The Law Offices of Goldfine & Bowles, P.C., can help. Since 1963, our firm has been assisting people injured in premises liability accidents throughout our community. Our dedicated attorneys are always willing and to work with clients to achieve the compensation that is due to them in cases where the negligence of others has caused them harm.

When Irresponsibility Leads To Injury

Property owners are responsible for keeping the sidewalks, parking lots and walkways in their care free of conditions or damage that could be hazardous to others. If someone slips and falls or trips on one of these surfaces, it is often because of one of the following:

  • Cracked, broken or uneven pavement
  • Potholes left unrepaired or inadequately repaired
  • Seasonal hazards like water damage, ice, sleet or snow
  • Poor lighting in the surrounding area
  • Debris or tools from maintenance

At The Law Offices of Goldfine & Bowles, P.C., we can help you determine whether or not your injury was the fault of a property owner who was not properly maintaining the areas within their care, leaving you with pain and suffering, medical bills and time you were forced to take off work. Our experience with personal injury cases is extensive, and we have the resources you need to help get you the financial compensation you deserve.

Helping Our Clients Recover What They’ve Lost

A lawyer who understands the laws regarding premises liability can be a valuable ally on your road to recovering from your injuries, both physically and financially. We strive constantly to offer our clients the peace of mind that comes from having someone knowledgeable and compassionate on their side.

If you are interested in discussing your case with an attorney who has experience in premises liability cases involving potholes and walkway defects, we can help you determine the legal options that are available to you. Call us today at 309-673-5144, or contact us online to schedule your free case evaluation.