Some of the most common personal injury lawsuits in Illinois are lawsuits that involve premises liability accidents. These accidents often revolve around a landlord or building owner’s failure to properly address accidents and maintain the safety of the premises for tenants or visitors.
Commonly, premises liability cases include slip and fall or trip and fall accidents, falls from heights, and unsafe or unstable objects. If you or a loved one was wrongly injured due to a hazardous premises, you may be entitled to bring a claim against the property owner to receive compensation. At Walner Law® our team of professional and experienced personal injury lawyers can help ensure that your rights are actively protected during a premises liability case.
A premises liability claim can happen anywhere at any time. The most common occurrences of these types of claims include:
Swimming Pool Accidents
Each year, thousands of injuries occur and private and public pools. A lack of supervision, faulty equipment or ignorance for acceptable safety standards can lead to a range of swimming pool accidents, from falls on slippery surfaces and diving board accidents to drowning deaths.
Pet owners are responsible for the actions of their pets. If you are bitten by an aggressive dog or other pet, you can sustain severe scarring and disfigurement. The pet owners should be held responsible for your injuries.
Rape & Assault
Poor lighting, a lack of security or broken locks can enable a perpetrator to attack you. If this occurs in a bar parking lot, hotel parking garage, or apartment complex, that business may be held responsible.
If a display falls or a shelf collapses, you could suffer serious head, neck or back injuries. A store owner or manager must make sure their store does not present a danger to consumers.