Premises Liability Claims in Chicago
Have you been injured on someone else’s property?
Slipping and falling while visiting a friend’s house or painfully
knocking your head against the corner of a display at a retail store requires
more than a bandage and some painkillers, but rarely is anything else
supplied. Personal injuries suffered away from home can also be emotionally
damaging from the embarrassment felt when exposed to others in such a
vulnerable state. Injuries you suffer on someone else’s property
may give rise to premise liability claims.
If you have been injured while on the property of another person, you may
have a valid premises liability claim. At the law firm of Boudreau &
Nisivaco, LLC, we have 30+ years of experience handling personal injury cases.
Contact our Chicago premises liability lawyer today to start pursuing proper compensation for your suffering.
What hazards commonly lead to premise liabilities?
Over time, home owners and business owners alike tend to do less and less
maintenance on their properties. While there isn’t necessarily any
malicious intent behind the negligence, it is dangerous to others all
the same, and may lead to serious injury.
There are common sources of accidents or injury that result in premise
liability claims, such as:
Slips and falls: Stores that have recently mopped an area may not properly set out wet-floor
warning signs, resulting in customers suffering painful or debilitating
slips and falls.
Exposure to hazardous chemicals: Also commonly related to retail locations, dangerous fumes or substances
may exist around recently cleaned surfaces or restrooms.
Dog bites: Even if a dog is behind a fence or chained to a post, its owner may be
held responsible for any liability should the animal attack a visitor or guest.
Falling objects: Unsecured product in overstocks or poorly maintained ceiling tiles could
fall and seriously injure anyone nearby.
In addition to business owners being liable for protecting their guests,
they are also required to ensure the general safety of anyone not under
their direct employment who is working on the property. This typically
regards contractors – such as plumbers or electricians – but
also extends to public safety officers – such as law enforcement
officers or firemen. A tangible example is the carbon monoxide leak that
occured in West Rogers Park. You can read more about it
Seek Compensation Now for Your Unfair Injury
Injuries suffered on another person’s property usually point to some
sort of negligence on the part of the property owner, but not necessarily
enough to ensure the plaintiff will secure a victory in court. If you
want to build a strong case against those responsible for your pain and
suffering, the team at Boudreau & Nisivaco, LLC can help you. We have
recovered millions of dollars for our clients, many of which were based
on premise liability claims.
Contact a Chicago personal injury attorney at our office today to schedule a
free case evaluation