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An Overview of Illinois Premises Liability Cases

 Posted on November 17, 2021 in Premises Liability

rockford premises liability attorneyTerrible accidents that occur due to poor property management often seem altogether preventable and unnecessary. When visitors suffer an injury due to unsafe environments that the landowner should have addressed, premises liability law holds property owners accountable for the sustained harm. If you have been injured due to the negligent actions of a property owner, it is vital to understand what legal options may be available.

Different Types of Premises Liability Cases

Accidents that involve premises liability can arise in many different instances, therefore it is critical for property owners to remain vigilant for safety hazards within their property. These types of injuries can occur at nearly any location, including restaurants or stores, the workplace, daycare, or a neighbor’s yard.

Slip and fall accidents may be the most common premises liability danger. Luckily, most slip and fall accidents are fairly minimal and do not result in serious accidents. However, slip and fall accidents can also be extremely dangerous and lead to devastating injuries. Wet floors, unmarked obstacles, and snowy or icy pathways are common factors in slip and fall accidents. Any of these conditions have the potential to cause the victim catastrophic head, neck, or other bodily injuries. 

Other conditions that have commonly led to victims seeking damages from injuries suffered on someone else’s property include:

  • Inadequate building security 

  • Inadequate premises maintenance

  • Swimming pool accidents.

  • Amusement park accidents

  • Fires

  • Water leaks and flooding

  • Toxic fumes and chemicals

Determining Liability

A premises liability claim usually establishes negligence as a leading cause of an injurious accident. However, that negligence is not always easy to assign or define. In these instances, an injured individual must provide evidence that the landowner did not use reasonable care in the ownership and maintenance of their land. 

There are many factors that will be considered to determine negligence in an accident of this sort, including the status of the visitor as well as the reasonableness and foreseeability of the event. A visitor who is a trespasser may not be given as much protection as a visitor who was invited to the premises. However, it is the responsibility of the property owner to address any dangers they anticipate a visitor may encounter. Property owners are also responsible for providing visitors with visible and clear warnings if they do anticipate these types of risks.

It is important to note that not all premises liability accidents will guarantee that a victim will recover compensation, even in instances when dangers exist. That is why it is so important to work with a personal injury lawyer who is well versed in premises liability when you have been seriously injured.

Contact Our Rockford Premises Liability Attorney

If you or a loved one have suffered catastrophic injuries due to unsafe conditions on a third party’s property, you may be entitled to compensation. An experienced Winnebago County premises liability lawyer with Mannarino & Brasfield, A Division of Schwartz Injury Law can help you to collect evidence and strategize an approach to reach the most favorable outcome. Call 815-215-7561 to schedule a free consultation.




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