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Palatine IL premises liability injury lawyer

Lawyer Helping Injury Victims of Negligent Property Owners in Cook County

When you are visiting another person's property, whether that of a business or an individual, it is reasonable to expect the owner to maintain a safe environment that mitigates the risk of injury to anyone present. In fact, Illinois law requires property owners to take reasonable care to maintain their premises, and it allows those who are injured due to a property owner's negligence to pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.

That said, Illinois injury cases involving premises liability are often complicated. For this reason, injury victims should work with a skilled attorney who can help them gather the evidence they need to build a strong case for full recovery of all economic and non-economic damages related to their injuries. At Adler Law Offices, LTD., Attorney Charles Adler brings over 40 years of experience to each case, and he charges a fee only if he is successful in securing a client's compensation.

When Is an Illinois Property Owner Liable for Injuries?

According to the Illinois Premises Liability Act, commercial and personal property owners owe a duty of care to lawful visitors to their property. Under this duty, they are expected to keep the state of their premises reasonably safe. More specifically, this means that if an owner knows of a hazard on their property, they should take action to protect visitors from the hazard, for example, by removing it or by making sure that visitors are adequately warned. When a property owner is negligent in this duty of care, they may be liable for injuries that occur on their premises as a result.

If you have been injured on another person's property, and you are seeking damages, you will need to show that a hazard existed on the owner's property and that the owner was aware or should have been aware of it. You will also need to show that the hazard was not obvious or reasonably avoidable and that the property owner either contributed to the hazard or failed to reasonably address it. Finally, you will need to demonstrate that your injuries are a direct result of the hazard.

Common Injuries Related to Premises Liability

Certain types of injury cases are frequently connected to premises liability. We represent clients who have been injured in situations involving:

  • Slip, trip, and falls - In such cases, a property owner may be liable if they fail to address wet or slippery surfaces or obstructions in walkways that could create a tripping hazard.
  • Dog bites - In Illinois, dog owners are liable for injuries caused by their dog to lawful visitors to their property, as well as injuries that occur anywhere that the victim is legally permitted to be.
  • Exposure to hazards - A property owner may be liable for electrical, chemical, and physical hazards on their premises if they cause another person's injuries.
  • Insufficient security or protection - Premises liability may apply if a person is injured by a third party on someone else's property because the owner failed to provide adequate protection from a risk that should have been anticipated.

Contact a Mount Prospect Premises Liability Lawyer

If you have been injured on someone else's property, and the owner is at fault, we can help you recover the compensation you deserve for your necessary medical care, other economic losses, and physical and mental pain and suffering. Contact us at 847-394-0100 or 312-236-2700 to schedule a free consultation. We have offices in Arlington Heights and Chicago, and we serve clients throughout Cook County and the surrounding areas, including Mount Prospect, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Skokie, Glenview, and Wheeling.

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