Schaumburg Premises Liability Attorneys

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What Is A Premises Liability Case?

When someone is injured while visiting another person’s property, they may be unsure about their legal options. In some cases, it may be difficult to determine who was responsible for an injury, and a victim may struggle to address issues such as the costs of medical care or income they have lost due to their injuries. However, when an injury occurred because of hazards or safety issues that should have been addressed, the property owner may be held liable for a victim’s injuries. An experienced premises liability attorney can help victims recover compensation for their injuries by holding the negligent property owner accountable.

At Vito & Dollenmaier Law, our personal injury lawyers can help you determine whether you have a valid claim against a property owner or anyone else who was responsible for your injuries. We can represent you in negotiations with the property owner or their insurance company. If necessary, we can work with you to file a premises liability lawsuit in order to get the compensation you deserve. We will investigate the circumstances of your accident, collect evidence demonstrating liability, and build a strong case to ensure that you will be able to move forward successfully following your recovery.

Pursuing Compensation in Premises Liability Cases

Property owners have a duty to take reasonable steps to keep their premises safe for visitors. They are required to take the proper steps to address hazards that could affect people’s safety, including performing repairs when necessary or providing warnings about potential risks. When a property owner or another party who was in control of a property fails to protect the safety of visitors, they may be held liable for injuries that occur because of their negligence.

Premises liability cases may involve:

  • Slip and fall injuries – Wet floors, torn carpets, cracked sidewalks, poorly-lit stairwells, or numerous other issues may lead visitors to a property to suffer fall injuries. In these situations, the property owner may be liable if they knew or should have known about the hazard and failed to address it.
  • Elevator and escalator accidents – If an elevator or escalator is not properly maintained, it can cause injuries ranging from cuts and bruises to more serious forms of harm, such as bone fractures or head injuries. These accidents often occur in office buildings, shopping malls, and other commercial properties.
  • Inadequate security – Property owners have a duty to take reasonable steps to protect visitors from criminal activity. This may include providing adequate lighting in parking lots or security guards in areas where crime is known to occur. Victims of robberies, assaults, or other types of crimes may be able to recover compensation from a property owner who did not take reasonable steps to protect visitors’ safety.
  • Swimming pool accidents – Property owners must take measures to ensure that swimmers are safe, such as having a lifeguard on duty and providing the proper safety equipment.
  • Dog bites – A dog’s owner or the owner of the property where a dog bite occurred may be held liable for injuries suffered in dog attacks, regardless of whether they knew or should have known that a dog had a history of aggressive behavior.

Contact Our Schaumburg Premises Liability Lawyers

If you or someone you love has been injured while visiting another person’s property, our premises liability attorneys will work with you to investigate your claim and determine whether the property owner or another party can be held liable for your injuries. We will gather evidence to support your claim, including witness statements, medical records, and security camera footage. We will help you determine all possible sources of compensation, and we will fight to make sure you will have the financial resources you need to make a full recovery. Contact our office today by calling 224-539-8821 to set up a free consultation.