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Do You Have A Premise Liability Case?

Have you suffered an injury due to a slip or fall? Property owners and operators are accountable for actions or conditions that cause harm or damage. Like a personal injury case, a premises liability lawsuit can be complicated and you may need the help of a premises liability attorney. The attorneys at Heller Trakhtman & Associates have more than 75 years of experience in the courtroom and they are here to help get a timely and fair settlement.

What Is Premises Liability And How Does It Work?

Premises liability is relevant when you are injured on another person’s property. The law allows for compensation with proof that negligence led to unsafe conditions. Parties that can be held accountable in a premises liability case include business owners, property owners, landlords, government property operators and property managers. Property managers may be held accountable if their negligence directly leads to dangerous conditions that cause harm to an individual who has the right to be on the property.

There are many types of premises liability cases that include:

  • Slip-and-fall cases
  • Snow and ice accidents
  • Poor maintenance on the property
  • Faulty conditions on the property
  • Inadequate building security that leads to injury or assault
  • Elevator and escalator accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Fires and burns
  • Water leaks and flooding
  • Toxic fumes and chemicals

The Illinois Premises Liability Act provides that property owners have a duty to legal invitees and licensees to ensure that property conditions are safe and maintained. Individuals who have the legal right to be on the premises receive the same level of care and consideration. This includes a guest on property or a shopper in a store.

How Can A Premises Liability Attorney Help?

When you are injured due to negligence or carelessness on someone’s property, you may be eligible for compensation and damages in a premises liability case. Types of compensation that are available to the injured party in a premises liability case include:

  • Full compensation for all your medical expenses
  • Lost wages if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of personal enjoyment
  • Punitive damages in the case of gross negligence

To win a premises liability case, you will need to prove that the injury occurred because of negligent action on the part of the owner or manager. This is where a premises liability attorney can help. Contact Heller Trakhtman & Associates at 847-929-9624 today for help settling your premises liability claim. You may also get in touch via email.