Most of us head into the stores, restaurants, and businesses that we frequent with few concerns about our safety, but commercial property owners who fail to uphold their responsibility to maintain safe premises put us all at increased risk. If you or someone you care about has been injured as a result of a property owner or manager’s general negligence or lack of maintenance, it’s time to consult with an experienced Chicago premises liability lawyer.
You may not realize it, but property owners and managers owe their invited guests – their customers, patrons, visitors, clients, and the public at large (generally) – a duty of care, which means they have a direct responsibility in relation to your safety. Property owners are required to maintain their premises, including repairing or removing risk factors that crop up, to the same degree that other reasonable property owners do in similar situations. Property owners are also responsible for identifying safety concerns on their premises and for adequately warning guests about them.
In order to bring a successful premises liability claim in Illinois, several elements must be present, including:
If, for example, an uneven restaurant entryway causes you to trip, fall, and become injured, the business may be found liable because uneven entrances are known dangers that should be addressed appropriately (either by fixing the issue or by warning customers like you about it).
The losses (or legal damages) you experience as a result of a premises liability claim can be considerable, including all the following categories of loss:
Premises liability claims come in all varieties, but some of the most common fall into the following groupings:
The accomplished Chicago premises liability lawyers at Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd., focus our impressive practice on skillfully advocating for the legal rights – and rightful compensation of clients like you. To learn more about how we can help, please don’t put off reaching out and contacting us today.