Chicago Premises Liability Lawyer

Chicago Premises Liability Lawyer

When you head out to go about your daily business, you’ve got a lot on your mind, but your safety in the stores and other business enterprises that you enter isn’t likely to be one of those things. The fact is, however, that when commercial property owners fail to keep their premises in reasonably safe condition that allows for the safe passage of their customer and other guests, dangerous accidents can be the result. If a property owner’s negligence leaves you injured, seek the professional legal counsel of a dedicated Chicago premises liability lawyer today.

The Property Owner’s Duty of Care

Commercial property owners and managers owe their customers, visitors, clients, and other invited guests what is known as a duty of care. This duty of care refers to the responsibilities these property owners bear regarding your safety, and it includes a duty to implement reasonable care regarding both detecting dangers on the premises and repairing or removing those dangers. Additionally, property owners and managers are responsible for providing their guests with adequate warnings regarding known dangers that the guests themselves might not be aware of. Reasonable in this context refers to a level of safety precautions and care that other property owners and managers adhere to in similar situations.

Common Causes of Injuries

While every premises liability claim is unique with its own situation and circumstances, there are several common risk factors that are often associated:

  • Cracked, buckled, uneven, or otherwise worn outdoor walkways
  • Outdoor walkways that are made slippery by snow, ice, and/or debris
  • Uneven entranceways
  • Floor coverings that are torn, ripped, bunched, or otherwise dangerously worn
  • Flooring that is dangerously slippery
  • Walkways that are cluttered with debris or other obstacles to safe passage
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Stairwells that are poorly designed, lack handrails, dangerously worn, poorly lit, poorly constructed, slippery, or otherwise substandard

The Elements of Your Premises Liability Case

In order to bring a successful premises liability case in the State of Illinois, all of the following elements must pertain:

  • A danger existed on the property involved, such as a spill in the aisle of a grocery store.
  • The property manager knew about the danger in question (or should have known about it), such as if a store manager was notified of a spill by employees.
  • The property manager failed to use reasonable care regarding discovering the danger, removing or otherwise remedying the danger, or providing adequate warning regarding the danger, such as if the grocery store’s manager failed to have the spill cleaned up or to have warning signs placed near it.
  • As a result of this failure, you were injured, such as if you slipped on the spill and suffered a hip fracture.

Turn to an Experienced Chicago Premises Liability Lawyer Today

The dedicated Chicago premises liability lawyers at Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd., have a wealth of experience helping clients like you recover fully on their damages. For more information about how we can help you, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

If you have been injured in a personal injury or work-related accident, do not hesitate to contact our office at (312) 332-5400

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