Premises Liability Claims Require An Attorney

Premises liability claims are unique and have their own type of complexity that necessitates the need for an attorney. Property and business owners have a responsibility to provide a reasonably safe environment for their guests and patrons. Accidents can, however, still happen, and if you have been injured on someone else's property, you may have legal rights for obtaining compensation.

At Kaiser Hafezi Law, conveniently located in Bensenville, we work with people throughout Chicagoland to pursue premises liability claims. This type of lawsuit can give an injured person just compensation due to an accident caused by another's negligence. Our premises liability attorneys at Kaiser Hafezi Law have successfully represented the injured for decades.

What Is Premises Liability?

A successful Illinois premises liability claim requires that the property owner or manager was negligent. This negligence can take the form of poor maintenance, defective structures, inadequate security or other unsafe conditions. Some common examples of premises liability include:

  • Slip-and-fall accidents: Wet or slippery substances (e.g., food, water, oil, soap, etc.) can cause an individual to slip and fall, causing serious injury.
  • Snow and ice accidents: In Chicagoland, injuries due to snow and/or ice are a common occurrence, and there is a whole body of law specific to these types of falls.
  • Trip-and-fall accidents: Crumpled mats, rugs, hidden cracks and edges, or negligent placement of items can cause injury.
  • Poor security: If a business operates in a high crime area and does not provide adequate security, they could be found liable in the event of a crime-related injury.
  • Property defects: Rotting stairs, railings, leaking pipes or gutter can cause falls resulting in serious injury.
  • Dangerous property conditions: If a property has features such as a pool or landscaping, the owner of the property must maintain it so as to prevent injury.
  • Hazardous material exposure: There is a failure to protect others from exposure to hazardous materials.

Trust In Our Results

  • $100,000 Jury Verdict
    Upheld By Illinois Appellate Court
    Premises Liability
    DuPage County

  • $150,000
    Premises Liability
    Kane County

  • $250,000
    Premises Liability
    Cook County

  • $4 Million
    Utility Company Home Explosion
    Cook County

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: I fell and got injured. Do I have a case?

A: It is important to know that simply suffering an injury on someone else's property does not make them responsible. It is necessary to prove that the owner knew of the unsafe conditions and failed to appropriately rectify them. To determine if your case has merits, call Kaiser Hafezi Law immediately.

Q: Should I report the injury?

A: Yes, you should report the injury to the property owner as soon as you can. If you can, you should take photos of the alleged defect.

Schedule Your Free Case Evaluation Today

Our attorneys are prepared to assess your case and advise you of your options going forward. Email or call us at 630-233-9946 to arrange for a free case evaluation. For your convenience, we feature Spanish-speaking attorneys.