Slip & Fall Accidents

Slip & Fall Accident Lawyers in Charleston, IL

Helping Those Injured by Slips, Trips & Falls on Hazardous Properties

The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm is dedicated to helping those injured when property owners in Central and Southern Illinois fail to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition or warn of a dangerous condition. Such acts of negligence can lead to serious accidents — specifically slip and falls, trip and falls, or falls from heights — and, consequently, serious injuries.

In addition to the physical pain of a severe injury, those injured are likely to face expensive medical bills and miss time from work. If you have found yourself in this situation, you should not have to go through pain because of, or spend your hard-earned money to fix, another person’s mistakes. Our attorneys at The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm want to help you navigate the civil justice system to have the at-fault party answer for their actions. We will also fight tooth and nail to maximize your compensation.

If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, contact The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm. Our Charleston, IL attorneys are here to listen and help.

Am I Eligible to File a Slip & Fall Claim?

Property owners have a duty to keep their property free of dangerous conditions that could cause a slip and fall accident, such as:

  • Unsafe or torn flooring
  • Unexpected drops
  • Poor lighting
  • Unsafe stairs
  • Wet floors
  • Broken or cracked sidewalks
  • Rain, ice, or snow
  • Objects in walkways

Therefore, if your slip and fall injury was caused by any of these hazardous conditions, which the property owner knew about or should have known about and they failed to remedy the hazard or warn you of the hazard, it is likely you will qualify to bring a claim against the negligent property owner. Since these claims concern another person’s property, they fall under premises liability law.

Types of Slip & Fall Injuries

As mentioned, slip and falls frequently result in major injuries, many of which require significant medical treatment. Sadly, some falls can even result in wrongful death.

Often, our lawyers handle slip and fall cases relating to fatal injuries or the following serious injuries:

  • Broken bones
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head and brain injuries

Is There a Deadline to File a Claim?

Each state has its own filing deadline called a statute of limitations. In Illinois, the statute of limitations for slip and fall cases is exactly two years from the date the accident occurred. This means that after two years, injured persons will not be able to pursue a claim. It is important to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible, however, as the clock can run out quickly.

Work with Acclaimed Attorneys Who Truly Care

The attorneys at The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm have substantial experience with slip and fall cases. We apply our knowledge and experience to fight for our clients to receive the full measure of damages to which they are entitled under state law. These damages may include expenses for past and future medical treatment, as well as lost wages, any future loss of earnings, disfigurement, pain and suffering, and, if the worst has happened, a loved one’s death.

In many cases, these damages may be covered under the at-fault party’s property insurance policy. We will consider every source of compensation and every type of economic and non-economic damages available to help our clients obtain a more stable future.

For a free case evaluation, call a Charleston slip and fall lawyer at (217) 394-5885 or contact us online.


  • Unwavering Dedication

    We will fight for a just outcome on your behalf, and won’t give up in the face of difficult or unexpected challenges.

  • A Record of Proven Results

    Over our hundred years of combined legal experience, we have recovered millions of dollars for injured clients.

  • Respected in Our Community

    When attorneys need an attorney, they call us. Over 200 attorneys routinely refer clients to our capable & qualified team.

  • Compassionate Advocacy

    We genuinely care about the outcome of your case & commit to standing by your side every step of the way. 

  • Committed to Our Clients

    We pride ourselves in going the extra mile to make all of our clients feel comfortable, well-informed, and secure.

  • Clear Communication

    Our attorneys are committed to actively listening to our clients and to setting realistic, justifiable expectations.

Get The Help You Need

If you are interested in learning more about our law firm or want to schedule a free case evaluation, we encourage you to get in touch with our team today.


Millions Recovered For Our Clients
  • Car Accident $16,550,000 Settlement

    Settlement for a family of four involved in a single car wreck in a highway construction zone.

  • Wrongful Death $5,900,000 Verdict

    Verdict for the wrongful death of a woman as a result of the negligent failure of a pathologist to diagnose histoplasmosis.

  • Hospital Negligence $5,400,000 Settlement

    Settlement involving the failure of doctors at an east-central Illinois hospital to diagnose and treat a brain abscess.

  • Medical Malpractice $4,000,000 Settlement

    Settlement for a medical malpractice claim in downstate Illinois.

  • Tractor Trailer Injury and Death $2,400,000 Settlement

    Settlement for an Illinois tractor trailer injury resulting in death.

  • Medical Malpractice $2,100,000 Settlement

    Settlement for North Central Illinois medical malpractice case.

  • Truck Accident Resulting in Eye Injuries $2,000,000 Settlement

    Settlement of an accident involving a delivery truck with a pickup truck.

  • Negligent Care $1,750,000 Verdict

    Verdict for a case involving negligent podiatric care provided to the manager of a fast food restaurant.

  • Product Liability $1,750,000 Settlement

    Settlement for a man who lost both legs in a baler that had been improperly modified.

  • Hospital Negligence $1,245,000 Settlement

    Settlement for the failure by emergency room doctors to diagnose occluded carotid arteries and the stroke suffered by the patient as a result.

Hear From Our Clients

The Opinions That Matter Most
  • “I highly recommend Bill Tapella to anyone in need of an honest hardworking attorney that can get the job done and find your closure.”

    - Betty “Jane” B.
  • “When I got hurt, I almost lost everything. Bill Tapella was there for me and helped me put my life together.”

    - Brenda M.
  • “Bill is very hard-working and he has a great team as well. They go above and beyond.”

    - Donna S.


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