Premises Liability

Accidents Can Happen On Anyone’s Property

In Illinois, the law requires every property owner to keep their property reasonably safe from dangerous conditions for guests and visitors. This includes private homes, as well as places of business. Guests may encounter many types of dangers, from slippery floors to falling items from a shelf to rickety railings. If the property owner knew of the condition, or should have known and did not warn their guests or repaired the condition, they could be liable for a premises liability claim.

If you were injured on someone else’s property, talk to an experienced premises liability lawyer right away to find out what legal rights you have available. At Law Office of James P. Leahy, I have been helping injured clients for over 35 years. I am happy to speak with you during a free consultation to examine your case and explore your legal options. I offer personalized service and will take the time to listen to your concerns.

Common Property Conditions That Lead To Injury

Dangers can lurk in many places, and property owners often know of these dangers. In some cases, they created the problem. Here are some examples of dangerous conditions that may lead to a premises liability claim:

  • Icy steps or sidewalks
  • Loose railings
  • Dog attacks
  • Poorly stacked store shelves
  • Negligent security
  • Wet floors
  • Poor lighting

These are just a few examples. You may encounter any number of conditions that could lead to an injury on someone’s property. If you have questions about whether a property owner is liable for your injury, call me for a free consultation to discuss your situation.

Damages Available For Your Injuries

Premises liability injuries can vary widely, from bumps and bruises to permanent catastrophic injuries. In Illinois, your damages may include coverage for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. Clients often worry about the cost to bring a lawsuit, but I handle all cases on a contingency fee basis. That means, I only charge attorney fees if I recover funds for you.

Discuss Your Case Today

Contact an attorney who will take the time to understand your premises liability case and offer you sound legal advice based on 35 years of experience. Call my office in Elgin at 847-348-8692 or contact me online to schedule your free consultation.