Premises Liability

Premises Liability Attorneys Serving Illinois Accident Victims

If you’ve been injured while on someone else’s property, Illinois premises liability laws provide you with legal options to hold negligent parties liable and help you collect monetary compensation for the damages you’ve sustained. Whether you suffered a slip and fall accident, or have been injured as a result of poor maintenance, inadequate security or other dangerous property conditions, an injury lawyer at Herbert Law Firm can help you obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and out of pocket expenses.

Our Injury Lawyers Can Help You Get Full and Fair Recovery for Your Injuries

Insurance companies and property owners often attempt to deny responsibility or settle premises liability cases for far less than they are worth. Additionally, Illinois laws place the burden of establishing proof that negligence was the cause of the accident. To maximize your recovery, our injury lawyers will investigate every aspect of your claim, gather the evidence, and prepare your case for litigation. We gather medical bills and records, incident reports, photographs of the scene, statements from witnesses, and other relevant documentation to ensure that the evidence for your personal injury claim is presented in its entirety. Our meticulous preparation also helps uncover all responsible parties in your case so that each entity responsible for your injuries is held accountable.

Cases that Fall Under Premises Liability Law

Our injury attorneys represent clients who have been injured in all types of premises liability accidents. Dangerous property conditions can occur under a variety of circumstances, but some of the most common cases include:

  • Slip and Fall AccidentsThe National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) reports that more than 8 million hospital emergency room visits in the United States every year are attributed to slip and fall accidents. These types of incidents are the number one cause of accidental injury in the U.S. Most falls happen from ground level and are caused by slippery surfaces, cluttered or debris-filled walkways, inadequate lighting and poor maintenance.
  • Defects and Disrepair. Poorly maintained sidewalks, dangerous stairways, worn or damaged furnishings, malfunctioning equipment, and missing safety devices like handrails are responsible for a large number of premises liability lawsuits.
  • Inadequate Security. When criminal acts cause harm to victims, property owners and managers can sometimes be held liable. By failing to provide adequately trained security personnel, ample lighting, or functional security hardware like locks, for example, a property owner can be held liable for negligent security if a crime results in injuries.
  • Dog Bites/Animal Attacks. If a dog or other animal bites or attacks a victim, the property owner can often be held liable for injuries. Since owners are obligated to ensure that their property is free from hazards, including dangerous animals, premises liability law may apply.
To learn more about your legal options and how a premises liability attorney can help protect your rights, contact us today at 312-655-7660. Your consultation is free, and we won’t collect a fee for our services until we recover compensation for your case.

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