If you have been hurt on someone else’s property, the property owner may be legally responsible for your injuries under what is called premise liability. Call Hale & Monico in Chicago today to schedule a free consultation with our personal injury attorney. There is no obligation and we do not collect any money unless we settle or win your case.
Why Choose Our Firm?
- We are trial lawyers with significant experience in every stage of a case. We conduct a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding your injury to help secure the best possible outcome in your case.
- Our attorneys have more than 30 years of combined experience and vast trial experience, successfully advocating for our clients. We have recovered tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts.
- We are dedicated to assisting our clients in any way we can. Our attorneys will go to you at your home, the hospital, or wherever is convenient, if you are unable to come to us.
What Is Premise Liability?
Premise liability is a legal concept that comes into play when a person is injured because of an unsafe condition on the property of another. Like most personal injury claims, premises liability claims are based on negligence. The injured person seeking compensation must prove that the property owner failed to exercise reasonable care in connection with the property.
What Constitutes Negligence in Premises Liability Matters?
If you have sustained an injury on someone else’s property, it does not necessarily mean that the property owner was negligent. To prove negligence, you must show that the owner knew or should have known about the unsafe condition and failed to take the necessary steps to remedy the problem.
Elements of a Premise Liability Case
Under premises liability law, property owners may be held liable for injuries sustained by visitors on the premise. Some elements that must be proven include:
- The property owner had a legal duty to the injured party; and
- The property owner breached that duty.
Types of Premise Liability Cases We Handle
Our experienced personal injury attorneys handle a range of premises liability matters, including cases involving:
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Burn injuries and electrocutions
- Insufficient or negligent security
- Unsupervised swimming pools
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Failure to warn visitors of potential hazards
Who Is Liable?
The potentially liable party in a premises liability claim is the owner of the property, or any persons responsible for managing or upkeep of the property. The premises owner is the person or entity that legally possesses the property, including commercial premises and private residences. Possession means occupying or controlling the property – the owner need not have been present at the time the injury occurred.
Why You Need an Attorney
Premises liability claims are often complex cases requiring in-depth understanding of the law. It is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible after the accident so your attorneys can investigate the matter and collect and preserve evidence in your case. Like all personal injury matters, premises liability has a statute of limitations – a time limit imposed by law, beyond which your claim may be barred.
Contact Our Chicago Premise Liability Attorney Today!
Our experienced personal injury lawyers at Hale & Monico have a history of successfully recovering compensation for injured clients. Contact us right away if you have been hurt because of a hazardous condition on property belonging to another. We can tell you if you have a valid premises liability claim and explain your options under the law.