Property owners are legally responsible for keeping their premises free from dangers, including dangerous animals and possible hazards that may lead to slip-and-fall accidents.
If you or someone close to you has been injured due to the negligence of a property owner or manager, the legal team at Northern Illinois Trial Lawyers is here to stand up for your rights. We have extensive experience handling premises liability claims and other personal injury cases for clients throughout northern Illinois.
One of the most common type of premises liability claim involves slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents. Owners of stores, parking lots, apartment buildings and other properties are responsible for keeping their premises free from hazards, but all too often fail to do so. Some of the most common causes of slip-and-fall accidents include:
- Cracks and potholes on walking surfaces
- Uneven footing
- Faulty stairs, railings and staircases
- Icy or snow-covered walkways
- Produce and other items dropped on supermarket floors
If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, it is important to have a strong legal advocate on your side. The building owner, and their insurance company, will meet your claim with vigorous defense.
Dogs also pose a risk to property visitors, and owners are responsible for the actions of their pets. A dog can bite anyone, but children are especially at risk because of their size and because they are often innocent to understand a dog’s intentions.
In handling dog bite claims, we carefully assess all damages the victim faces today and will face far into the future. Dog bites may result in cuts, lacerations, puncture wounds, infections, rabies, and severe scarring and disfigurement.
Get The Legal Help You Need
If you or someone close to you has been injured due to property owner’s negligence in Illinois, our lawyers are here to stand up for your rights. You can contact us online or by telephone at 815-344-8860. With law offices in McHenry, Elgin and Palatine, our premises liability attorneys represent injured clients throughout northern Illinois.