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.
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WHAT HAZARDS COMMONLY LEAD TO PREMISE LIABILITIES?
Over time, homeowners 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 occurred in West Rogers Park. You can read more about it here.
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.