When Property Owners Fail To Provide Safe A Environment

Property owners have a fundamental responsibility to keep visitors safe. If you were injured on someone else's property, a premises liability claim allows you to hold negligent owners liable to offset the costs of your injury. The premises liability lawyers at Bizzieri Law Offices have been helping personal injury accident victims in the Chicago area seek compensation since 2009.

Crucial Elements Of A Premises Liability Claim

Under Illinois law, the owner of a property can be held liable for an accident victim's injuries if there was foreseeable danger and the owner did not take steps to correct or warn visitors of the problem. The duty of care to protect visitors varies depending on if the injury victim was a guest, customer or trespasser. In general, the property should not have structural defects or hazardous areas that could cause an injury.

What Types Of Accidents Fall Under Premises Liability Law?

Personal injury accidents that occurred on residential, commercial or public property may fall under premises liability. Common examples of premises liability claims include:

  • Slips and falls on floors or stairways
  • Swimming pool and trampoline accidents
  • Building code violations
  • Inadequate or negligent security
  • Porch or balcony collapses
  • Animal bites and attacks

Do Not Hesitate To Seek Legal Representation After An Injury

Often injuries falling under premises liability occur at the homes of friends and relatives, leaving victims reluctant to seek an attorney. The necessity of compensation to cover injury-related expenses outweighs the passing awkwardness of filing a claim. Also, most claims are covered by the property owner's insurance and not the property owner.

Injury victims have limited time to bring a premises liability claim. To get started with a free case evaluation, call our office at 773-917-6096 or send us an email.