Premises Liability Injuries
Premises liability claims can involve any number of circumstances, including but not limited to:
- Serious injuries from slip, trip and fall accidents
- Dog bites or animal attacks
- Negligent or inadequate security
- Accidents in pools
- Injuries due to poor maintenance of a property
Some incidents involve serious violent crimes, such as sexual assault, shooting, stabbing, or murder. These assaults might happen in a Chicago-area apartment complex in which the landlord failed to provide adequate security. If the apartment is located in an area that is known for gang activity or other criminal behavior, the landlord may need to hire security guards, install video monitoring, and make sure all building entrances have working locks.
To reduce the risk of pool accidents on their premises, property owners must install fences and gates. Unfortunately, drowning in a pool can happen for any number of reasons linked to owner negligence, from murky pool water and broken pool drains to lifeguards who are inattentive or not properly trained.
In any kind of premises liability case, victims may end up with serious or fatal injuries. Having worked with many individuals and families, our premises liability attorneys in Chicago know that these cases can be complex and have a long-term financial and emotional impact.
Even if you think you were partially at fault in the accident, you may have a case. Illinois recognizes “modified comparative fault.” That means if someone contributes to an accident and files a claim against a business owner, the victim may still receive compensation, but a reduced amount in proportion to the victim’s responsibility.
We have a strong track record for obtaining significant settlements and verdicts for personal injury victims. See our results and verdicts page. Building such strong cases often takes a lot of time and effort. Fortunately, you do not have to worry about paying for all this work upfront. That is because we work on a contingency fee basis. This means you only pay fees if our legal team obtains a favorable verdict or settlement on your behalf.
If you or a loved one was involved in a premises liability accident, contact our Chicago personal injury attorneys today by filling out our online form or calling us at 312-815-6231 to set up a free consultation to discuss your legal options.