Fall and winter season are beginning to bear down on Chicago and potential hazards are already around when we go outside. It doesn’t matter how careful you are, the risk is there. Of course, ice and snow around businesses and other types of property can provide increased danger to those who visit, live or work there.
However, there are year-round safety issues that all property owners, managers, landlords and leasees have an obligation to eliminate or minimize to the best of their ability. They’re expected to keep their property in a reasonable condition and to take action if they are aware of any potential risk to others. Depending on the circumstances, any or all of these parties could be held legally responsible if someone is injured or worse.
Types of Personal Injury in Premises Liability Cases
- Slip and fall accidents
- Injuries caused by defective stairways and pavements
- Accident in retail stores and grocery stores
- Injuries and assaults related to negligent security
- Cases involving building code violations
- Dangerous conditions in general
- Injuries caused by icy pavement or wet surfaces
- Personal injury caused by inadequate lighting
Who may be liable?
- Owner of the property
- Manager of the apartment building
- Owner of the business on the property
- Manager of the store
In Illinois, property owners are responsible for keeping their premises safe for others. If you or a loved one was injured because of a dangerous condition or an accident on someone else’s property, you may be able to hold the property owner liable for your injuries.
Every case is different and you need answers. If you have been accidentally injured on a business premises, contact The Romaker Law Firm to discuss what legal options you may have; do not hesitate to call us at (312) 377-7000 for a free and confidential case evaluation. There is also no fee to hire us – attorneys’ fees and costs only apply if we are successful in winning your case.