PREMISES LIABILITY

Injuries caused by negligence and unsafe property conditions

Property owners have a duty of care to ensure that the environment they own is safe for visitors. Action can be taken against any business or private owner that does not comply. If you have suffered an injury due to negligence from another party, you may be entitled to compensation. A premises liability claim can get you the compensation you need to recover from your injuries with dignity.

You should not respond to any offer of settlement without first seeking legal advice from a personal injury attorney. The attorneys within the Illinois Accident Helpline network have successfully represented thousands of victims with their liability claims. We will connect you with an attorney who will work hard to deliver outstanding results.

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Property owners have a duty of care to ensure that the environment they own is safe for visitors. Action can be taken against any business or private owner that does not comply. If you have suffered an injury due to negligence from another party, you may be entitled to compensation. A premises liability claim can get you the compensation you need to recover from your injuries with dignity.

You should not respond to any offer of settlement without first seeking legal advice from a personal injury attorney. The attorneys within the Illinois Accident Helpline network have successfully represented thousands of victims with their liability claims. We will connect you with an attorney who will work hard to deliver outstanding results.

Find a Liability Lawyer Near You


Caution Wet Floor Sign on Tile Floor

WHAT TO DO AFTER A LIABILITY INJURY

  1. Document the reason for the accident immediately. Some cases are won or lost based on the type of proof obtained right after an accident on someone’s property.
  2. Always take pictures if possible, obtain substances causing the fall, document holes, objects, unnatural accumulation of ice, or dangerous conditions.
  3. If possible, identify witnesses. Obtain their addresses and phone numbers.
  4. Report your accident to the property owner or manager. Some businesses may want you to file an accident report for their records. Having a complaint on file can prevent the company from claiming you did not take the accident seriously when it happened.
  5. Seek medical attention as soon as possible, preferably in the emergency room. Not only is it essential to your safety, but it’s the first step in building your claim. Tell your doctor or medical provider that you were injured in an accident.
  6. Do not miss any follow up medical appointments and follow your doctor’s recommended treatment. Keep all printed medical records.

The Most Common Personal Injuries Due to Negligence:

  • Slip and fall due to water, snow, ice, or slippery floors

  • Building code violations

  • Defective stairs, balconies, or porches

  • Holes and sinkholes

  • Unexpected protruding objects

  • Unsafe parking lot conditions

  • Loss of fingers and toes, extremities, nose, or ears

  • Negligent security

  • Escalator accidents

  • Water accidents

In many cases, insurance will cover medical bills up to a certain monetary amount in the property owner’s policy that covers accidents on the property even if there is no fault of the landowner.

Premises Liability Act

As Stated in 740 ILCS 130/2

The duty owed to such entrants is that of reasonable care under the circumstances regarding the state of the premises or acts done or omitted on them. The duty of reasonable care under the circumstances which an owner or occupier of land owes to such entrants does not include any of the following:

  • A duty to warn of or otherwise take reasonable steps to protect such entrants from conditions on the premises that are known to the entrant, are open and obvious, or can reasonably be expected to be discovered by the entrant
  • A duty to warn of latent defects or dangers or defects or dangers unknown to the owner or occupier of the premises
  • A duty to warn such entrants of any dangers resulting from misuse by the entrants of the premises or anything affixed to or located on the premises
  • A duty to protect such entrants from their own misuse of the premises or anything affixed to or located on the premises
Elderly Woman Slipped on Tile, 2 Women Helping her Up

Unfortunately, not all premises liability cases are viable cases. It is critical to always consult with an attorney to get a professional opinion. Illinois Accident Helpline will connect you with an attorney who is prepared to prosecute your case, whether through documented evidence of the defective conditions or by hiring experts for code violations and design defects.

According to 740 ILCS 130/3, Illinois property owners do not owe any duty to adult trespassers. However, this portion of the legislature does not relieve property owners from liability for harm sustained by child trespassers.

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FIND OUT HOW MUCH YOUR CLAIM IS WORTH

Navigating the law to claim compensation can be confusing. Our professionals will guide you through the claims process and connect you with an attorney who can professionally analyze your case. It doesn’t cost you anything to know where you stand.

Inquire Now