The Chicago personal injury attorneys and lawyers at Taradji Law Offices handle slip and falls, inadequate security, and dog bite cases throughout the Chicago, Illinois area. Premises liability is an area of law which deals with injuries that occur on another person’s property due to some type of dangerous condition. In Illinois, the property owner may be liable to the injured person if they were negligent in maintaining the property or warning visitors against possible dangers.
The model premises liability case is the slip and fall, where slipping or tripping on something on the premises that the owner knew or through the exercise of reasonable case should have known about and failed to correct. Grocery stores or convenient stores are the most common arenas for these types of accidents. Liability includes but is not limited to the responsibility for compensating a victim’s medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Another common case arising out of premises liability is dog bite cases. If a property owner has a dangerous dog on his premise with the knowledge of potential harm the dog may cause and they fail to adequately control the dog, any injury resulting from a dog bite will render the owner liable for harm done.
Frequently, inapt security in a building allows criminal activity to occur that results in injury to the building’s occupants or customers. Usually, buildings or premises are required to maintain a certain level of security, and inadequate security that leads to injury can result in liability of the owner to anyone injured or killed.