The Chicago injury lawyers of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. have received excellent money recoveries for persons who have been injured as a result of an unreasonably dangerous condition on property. Though, the term ‘unreasonably dangerous’ can be complicated in that it may imply a condition involving excessive danger, when in reality a premise or property owner’s action or inaction need only fall below the standard of care exercised by the reasonably prudent individual under similar circumstances. Our Chicago liability and injury attorneys are well aware of the threshold level concerning the standard of care that premise owners have a duty to employ at all times.
There are several instances in which a premise liability accident may occur. As a preliminary consideration, the injured must determine their status associated with their presence on the property. This involves a determination as to how you came to be on the property or premises in which the injury occurred. There are three categories used to designate an individual’s status on property: (1) invitee; (2) licensee; and (3) trespasser. Traditionally, these were treated as distinct categories, however in 1984, pursuant to 740 ILCS 130, “the distinction under the common law between invitees and licensees as to the duty owed by an owner or occupier of any premises to such entrants is abolished.”
However, Illinois statutes specifically enumerated that nothing in the amendment was to affect the laws regarding trespassers. Consequently, there remain important distinctions amongst individuals who sustain injuries on property as invitees or licensees, as compared to a property that has been trespassed. Each scenario requires precise evaluation by a personal injury attorney specialized in the area of premise liability, in order to determine the appropriate course of action, regardless of whether the injured was an invitee, licensee, or trespasser. Our premise liability lawyers have the experience and knowledge necessary to determine the victim’s status on a particular premise, and can effectively assess your legal rights to financial compensation.
The Chicago injury lawyers of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. have fought for money recoveries for persons who have been injured due to dangerous conditions present in stores, on staircases, on sidewalks, in restaurants, and on work sites. Another common premises injury concerns accidents involving children that occur while playing on a playground, whether public or private. Download our Free Playground Safety Brochure and Swimming Pool Safety Brochure to keep your children safe.
Injuries on properties may include:
- Injuries due to slipping and falling
- Exposure to hazardous or toxic substances such as mold, asbestos, or lead
- Assault, theft and other similar injuries resulting from lack of security, poor lighting or failure to otherwise monitor premises
- Dog bites
- Injury resulting from insufficient or absence of proper signage to warn of dangers
- Emotional, financial, defamatory or other injury resulting from malicious prosecution, false arrest, or other use of excessive force
- Injuries associated with Illinois Social Host Act
The examples stated herein are just a few of the types of matter our premises liability attorneys have handled for our Illinois clients. The Chicago injury attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. will put their experience to work for you to ensure that you receive the maximum recovery for your premises injury case. We will pursue all damages you are entitled to under Illinois law, including money for medical bills, lost time from work, pain & suffering, and disability.
If it is your belief that you or a loved one has sustained an injury due to negligence or negligent behavior of a property owner, we urge you to contact Chicago injury lawyers Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. Call us at 773-516-4100 or contact us online for a FREE personal injury consultation.