Chicago Residential Premises Liability Attorney
Have you been injured when visiting someone else’s property? Was your injury due to the state of the property, such as a broken step, debris, grease or icy patch?
Was your injury due to a broken step or poor lighting conditions? If so, you may be able to get compensation for your injuries. Compensation may include money for medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering and more.
At Willens Law Offices, we are proud to fight for the rights of victims injured due to the negligence of another person or company. If you want to talk to a Chicago premises liability lawyer in person about the details of your case, please call (312) 957-4166 for a free consultation.
Premises Liability and Property Owner’s Responsibility
In Illinois, all property owners owe a duty of reasonable care to visitors of their property, and if they do not live up to this duty, injury victims may have grounds to bring a premises liability action. Property owners have a responsibility to make sure their property is free of hazards that can cause injury. This includes risk of:
- Slip and Fall
- Trip and Fall
- Criminal Injury Resulting from Negligent Security
- Poisoning by Lead Paint or Mercury
- Swimming Pool Injuries
In many states, a distinction is made between invitees, people who are invited to a property for the purpose of business, and licensees, people who are invited for social purposes, but not in Illinois. In Illinois, residential property owners have an equal responsibility to commercial property owners. This includes landlords as well as individual property owners.
Compensation for Your Injuries
When one person’s negligence results in your injury, your compensation depends on the property owner’s negligence and the nature of your injuries. In general, you may be able to receive compensation for:
- Past and Future Medical Bills
- Lost Wages and Diminished Earning Capacity
- Pain and Suffering
- Loss of a Normal Life
The amount of compensation received may be reduced if you are found to be partly responsible for your injuries.