Chicago Premises Liability Attorneys
The cause of injuries includes many types of negligence or deliberate wrongdoing in various settings. Unsafe conditions in any situation, whether it be unknowingly sharing the road with a drunk driver or slipping and falling on an oily floor in a warehouse or big-box store, can lead to grave consequences. When preventable injuries are caused by safety hazards on the premises of any property owner, whether residential or commercial, they fall under the legal concept of “premises liability.” In these situations, the property owner may be held responsible for losses of the injured.
At Angelini, Ori + Abate, our personal injury attorneys put decades of legal experience into any case where the negligence of someone else, whether it is an individual, a corporation, or a governmental agency has caused you unnecessary harm. Our award-winning legal team is ready to analyze, prepare, and build your case using all of our resources. We understand the deep impact that serious injuries can have on your life and your family’s and will fight with tenacity to help you obtain fair and full compensation for your losses.
Arrange for a free consultation with one of our Chicago premises liability attorneys to better understand your case and options. Contact us at (312) 313-8881 to get started.
Property owners and managers are obligated to provide a reasonably safe environment for those who visit, work, or reside on their premises. These owners or managers are expected to regularly inspect and maintain their premises so as to prevent a safety hazard or property defect arising that could pose a safety risk to others. They are obligated to repair such conditions in a timely manner or warn others about them until they can be repaired. When these property owners neglect property defects and hazards and an injury results, they may be held legally liable for the injured person’s damages through a claim or lawsuit.
Slip and fall accidents are a common cause of premises liability claims. Others can include fires, dog bites, toxic fumes, flooding, criminal attacks, drownings, elevator and escalator accidents, falling objects, and more.
Examples of negligence that may lead to a premises liability claim can include but are not limited to:
- Slippery floors
- Faulty electrical wiring
- Torn or loose carpets
- Uneven surfaces, such as cracked sidewalks
- Poorly stacked merchandise
- Negligent security
- Inadequate or broken lighting
- Loose stairs, railings, or poorly maintained decks
- Snow and ice
- Nonworking smoke detectors
- Blocked entrances and exits
Any type of property can fall under premises liability, including retail stores, malls, theaters, restaurants, sports stadiums, entertainment venues, bars, office buildings, apartment buildings, schools, universities, grocery stores, and more. These can be complex cases requiring close investigation that will prove that the owner or occupier of the premises engaged in negligence. It is important to remember that, just because you were injured on someone else’s property does not automatically mean that it was the owner’s fault.
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Angelini, Ori + Abate can analyze the circumstances of your injury to determine your options and represent you in any valid personal injury claim seeking compensation for your medical expenses, wage losses, pain and suffering, and more.