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Arlington heights premises liability attorneyWhen people think of premises liability lawsuits, they think of slip and fall accidents, or perhaps a shelf collapsing shelf in a grocery store. But sometimes premises liability is more about the activity that occurs at the property, rather than the property itself.

Property owners have an obligation to create a reasonably safe environment for entrants, this includes having adequate security measures to prevent crime and illicit activity. If the owner fails to employ such measures, and someone suffers an attack on their property, they may face a negligent security lawsuit.

 Essentially, a negligent security lawsuit alleges the victim suffered an attack on the property, such as a robbery or assault, because the owner failed to install necessary security features, like security cameras, adequate lighting, or the presence of a security guard.

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Understanding Slip and Fall Lawsuits

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shutterstock_1480983806.jpgMillions of Americans are injured in slip and fall accidents every year. According to the CDC, over 800,000 patients are hospitalized every year because of falls.

These injuries are often severe. People fall suddenly and rarely have time to brace themselves. They hit the ground with enough force to break bones and tear ligaments. In fact, one out of every five falls causes a serious injury.

Slip and falls can happen for a variety of reasons, including:

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Chicago Pedestrian Accident LawyerOpting to go without a vehicle with the goal of leading a more eco-friendly, economically efficient, and active lifestyle is an admirable decision that is becoming increasingly widespread in urban areas of the United States. With this in mind, it is important for drivers and pedestrians alike to be aware of what is expected when sharing roads. 

Recent estimates suggest that pedestrian accidents have greatly increased in the past few years. While choosing to ride a bike or walk to work and social events may fit well into an individual’s lifestyle, pedestrians should understand what dangers they may face on the roads and what actions they can take to better avoid being involved in a pedestrian accident.

What Factors Most Often Lead to a Pedestrian Accident?

Certain dangerous behaviors, on both the driver and pedestrian part, are more likely to contribute to a pedestrian accident than others. 

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Cook County Premises Liability LawyerIn a typical week, you may visit a number of places of business for the purposes of shopping, eating at restaurants, attending appointments, and more. Chances are, you rarely think twice about your personal safety when visiting any of these places. However, it is possible to suffer a serious injury in a place of business, and in many of these cases, the business owner is at fault. If you have been injured, an attorney can help you file a claim in pursuit of fair compensation.

Filing a Claim on the Basis of Premises Liability

Illinois law holds that both residential and commercial property owners have a duty of care to keep their properties reasonably safe for lawful visitors, including customers and other guests. When a business owner fails to uphold this duty and someone is injured as a result, the injury victim can pursue compensation on the grounds of premises liability.

 

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Cook County Personal Injury Lawyer Summer DUIBased on recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are more fatal alcohol-related car accidents in the summer than in any other season. In part, this is due to the prevalence of drinking on summer holidays like Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Fourth of July weekend. In order to protect yourself and your family, you should consider taking extra precautions when driving during the summer, especially on weekends and holidays. You should also know where to turn for help if you are injured by a drunk driver.

Avoiding Accidents With Drunk Drivers in Illinois

For most people, avoiding driving altogether in the summer, or even just during a holiday weekend, is unrealistic and undesirable. However, it is worth considering your travel plans to see if you can stay off the road during some of the most dangerous times. For example, rather than going out to a bar or to a party for the Fourth of July and driving home late at night, you might consider celebrating at home.

 

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