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Premises Liability

Chicago Premises Liability Lawyers

We Handle Claims of Property Owner Negligence

When you visit a business, cross a sidewalk or walk down the aisles of a grocery store, you expect a certain level of safety. If that reasonable expectation is betrayed and you are injured, you may have a premises liability case. This kind of claim arises when another person or organization’s negligence contributes to or causes your personal injury.

Even though the party responsible for your injury may be obvious, premises liability cases are complex. Established laws and ordinances are in place to outline the safety standards that property owners in Illinois must adhere to. Determining which laws apply to your specific claim should be done by the experienced Chicago premises liability lawyers at Walner Law®. Our law firm has 75 years of experience and is dedicated to you, not just your case.

Schedule a free consultation with our legal team by completing our contact form or calling (312) 313-2888.

Common Types of Premises Liability Cases

A premises liability claim can happen anywhere at any time.

The most common occurrences of these types of claims include:

  • Slip and fall injuries: If another party’s negligence created an unsafe environment that caused you to slip and fall, you could sustain a number of injuries, from broken bones to spinal cord injuries. A slip and fall can be the result of spills and slick floors, icy or poorly maintained sidewalks, or missing handrails.
  • Swimming pool accidents: Each year, thousands of injuries occur in 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.
  • Animal bites: 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 and 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.
  • Retail accident: 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.

Compensation for Your Premises Liability

To hold the property owner liable you must prove:

  • Their actions created a hazardous environment that caused your accident
  • They knew about the dangerous condition and ignored it
  • They failed to properly warn the public about an unsafe situation

A successful premises liability claim could award you damages to cover:

  • Medical bills (past and future)
  • Lost wages (past and future)
  • Pain and suffering (of both you and your family members)

Calling us today will not cost you a dime. You can tell us all the details of your case and the Chicago premises liability lawyers at Walner Law® can tell you how we can help. If you live in the Chicago area and believe you have a premises liability case, please contact our office today. We work on a contingency basis, meaning we charge no fee unless we win you money.

If you are interested in speaking with our attorneys, call (312) 313-2888 or send us your contact information to request a no-cost case evaluation.

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There Is No Substitute for Results
  • Loss of Legs in a Conveyor Belt Accident $23.5 Million
  • Permanent Spinal Cord Injury from Auto Accident $21 Million
  • Wrongful Death of a Mom with 4-Year-Old Child $11 Million
  • Loss of Foot After Cement Truck Accident $10 Million
  • Wrongful Death from a Motor Vehicle Accident $1.9 Million

    Our client was T-boned by a driver who failed to stop at a stop sign. Our client suffered severe injuries from the accident and sadly lost the life of their spouse.

  • Severe Brain Injury from Unmarked Dump Truck 7 Figures

    Verdict against a utility company and a municipality for leaving a dumpster on the street without any reflectors or lights, causing the client’s vehicle to strike the dumpster and our client to sustain a severe brain injury.

  • Wrongful Death in Swimming Pool Accident 7 Figures

    Swimming pool accident causing the death of a 12-year-old child.

  • Mass Tort Against Municipality & Chemical Company 7 Figures

    Lead counsel in a mass tort action against a municipality and a chemical company.



How We Make the Difference for Our Clients
  • Experience on Your Side

    Our family-run law firm has more than 75 years of experience standing up for the rights of injured people and families across Chicago.

  • Thousands of Clients Helped

    Our firm has helped over 10,000 clients get the justice they deserve since we opened our doors in 1961.

  • A Proven Record of Results

    Our firm has recovered over $500 million for our clients and is committed to maximizing your recovery.

  • Client-Focused Approach

    We are committed to treating all clients with the dignity and respect they deserve, regardless of their potential case value.

  • An Extensive Network of Support

    Our team of more than 45 legal and medical professionals are dedicated to providing our clients with access to medical experts, treatment, and financial assistance.

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Real Stories From Real People
  • “Mr. Walner I am so grateful for your passion dedication and professionalism.”

    - Herbert
  • “Kristin was so knowledgeable and guided me step by step about my options and kept me in the loop about my case.”

    - Monica
  • “I chose Walner Law because they made me feel like a very important client and took consideration of my medical injury at the time.”

    - Denise