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Premises Liability

Chicago Premises Liability Attorneys

Generally, premises liability law relates to regulations that hold property owners accountable when an accident and/or injury occurs on their premises. This can happen due to unsafe, defective or dangerous conditions on the property.

Common premises liability cases include the following:

• Animal bites
• Dangerous property
• Negligence
• Inadequate security
• Inadequate maintenance
• Structural deficiencies
• Slip and fall accidents
• Retail store or restaurant liability

The “property” in question may be residential or commercial, so whether you were bit by a neighbor’s dog or slipped and fell on a stone outside an office building, you may have a legitimate claim to file a lawsuit.

In most states, premises liability cases will depend on the status of the injured visitor, as in, whether he or she was invited to the property, was a welcome guest but entered the property on his or her own, or was trespassing on the premises. When a person invited another person onto their property, it is expected that the inviter will ensure safe conditions for the invitee(s). It is the owner’s duty to actively inspect the area for any hazards, and remove them accordingly. When a trespasser enters a property uninvited, the property owner can still be held responsible for any accidents that may occur, especially if the condition was created or maintained by the owner, unless he or she provides a proper hazard warning.

Those who have obtained injuries on someone else’s property may be unable to do the work they once did, resulting in loss of wages. Add to this the cost of medical procedures and treatments; the financial toll such injuries may take can be exponential. Some accidents may even result in death.

Contact Shea Law Group

If you have been injured while on property belonging to someone else, it is essential that you seek legal counsel as soon as possible from an experienced personal injury attorney. The experienced premises liability attorneys at Shea Law Group have handled cases for a variety of clients who have had accidents on another person’s property, with the mission to minimize the pain and suffering caused by such accidents. We will aggressively investigate your case to determine whether your injuries were caused by the negligence of another, and if so, will fight to hold that person or persons accountable in order to maximize recovery for you and your family.