Premises Liability And Slip & Fall

Premises Liability And Slip & Fall Clases in Illinois

A premises liability is a type of personal injury case that may arise when someone slips, falls or otherwise injures themselves because of an unreasonably dangerous condition on another’s property. Sometimes, premises owner’s (or managers) are aware of a dangerous condition but do not take the necessary steps to protect the public. In other instances, premises owners are unaware of a dangerous condition but should have been if they been paying proper attention. Finally, premises owners may be unaware of a dangerous condition but, through a negligent course of conduct, create the dangerous condition.

Dangerous Conditions in Premises Liability & Slip and Fall Cases

Dangerous conditions can be found on public, priviate, or commercial property and may include any one of the following serious hazards:

  • A slippery floor
  • An uneven floor
  • Cracks or holes in a floor
  • Protruding objects
  • Falling merchandise
  • Unnatural accumulations of ice or snow
Challenges of Premises Liability & Slip And Fall Cases

Premises liability and slip and fall case in Illinois can present many challenges. First, the plaintiff must demonstrate how the premises owner or occupier was negligent. In most cases, the plaintiff must not only show that an unreasonable dangerous condition existed, but that the defendant knew or should have known of the condition and corrected it (or at least provided a reasonable warning about the condition). Second, in many premises liability cases, the defendant will blame plaintiff arguing the plaintiff’s own negligence caused their injury. This may be done by arguing the alleged dangerous condition was “open and obvious” such that plaintiff should have known to avoid the danger. The defense may argue the plaintiff was not paying proper attention or was otherwise careless in their behavior at the time of the incident. For these and other reasons, a premises liability case must be properly investigated before any lawsuit can or should be filed. This requires not only an investigation into the facts, but a thorough understanding of the law that will apply to those facts.

Contacting A Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer

In deciding how to proceed, it is critical to choose an Chicago personal injury attorney with the knowledge, skill, and dedication to prosecute your case effectively. Chicago personal injury lawyer Jason M. Kroot has successfully recovered over 25 million dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients, while providing the highest degree of personal service. In the event you or a loved one has suffered serious injury or death from a dangerous condition, contact Kroot Law, LLC for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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