If you were hurt as a patron of a place that is neither your home nor your place of employment, then you may have a premises liability claim. This refers to accidents that happen to a guest on property belonging to another person, business, or organization. Typically premises liability cases arise from unsafe conditions as a result of negligence. If the person who owns the property (whether it be a home or a business) was negligent, and the negligence resulted in your injury, then you may have a claim for which you can be compensated. If your claim is successful, you may be able to recover monetary compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, disability, pain and suffering, and loss of normal life.
However, there are a few factors that go into establishing liability and determining negligence. These include:
- What the hazard that caused the injury was
- How long the hazard that caused the injury had existed
- Whether the homeowner or business owner knew of the hazard, or
- Whether or not the homeowner or business owner should have known about the hazard
You can read more about property owners’ legal liability for preventing injury here.
At Staver Law Group, you can trust our experience in handling Chicago premises liability cases to recover your costs. We know the nuances of Illinois personal injury law and can help you understand what constitutes negligence in premises liability and what does not.
We represent clients in some of the following types of premises liability cases:
- Slip and Fall Accidents – These encompass falls and trips on slippery, wet, or oily floors indoors.
- Dog Bites and Animal Attacks – Injuries resulting from these sorts of cases can lead to severe, long-lasting physical and psychological injuries.
- Child Care Negligence – If your child has been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you’re likely stressed and concerned. We handle all types of child care negligence cases including day care negligence and injuries from car accidents.
- Negligent Security and Dangerous Situations – These include situations where criminal activity like assault or rape occur from negligent security.
- Defective Stairway Accidents – Broken, uneven stairs and stairwells can mean broken bones, head trauma, and more.
- Swimming Pool Accidents – Swimming areas that are poorly maintained or not properly attended to can lead to life-altering injuries and even death.
- Elevator and Escalator Accidents – In the retail and commercial worlds, elevators and escalators are used daily. If they are improperly installed or maintained and you are injured, one or more parties could be held liable.
- Snow and Ice Injuries – Learn about Illinois’ ruling on snow and ice accumulation and removal, and how a claim may or may not be available.
- Mold Exposure – If you are renting a property that has had serious mold growth and suffered health implications because of it, you may have a premises liability case against the property owner.
- Workers Compensation and Premises Liability – Learn what the difference is between workers compensation and premises liability. We also examine what happens if you’re a contractor and you’re hurt at a job-related location.