CHICAGO, IL – Under Illinois law, property owners have the duty of care to maintain a safe environment so those who come onto their property don’t suffer from a personal injury. This responsibility is known as “premise liability” which holds property owners in Illinois liable for accidents and injuries that occur on their property.
Common types of premise liability cases
There are various types of premise liability cases which may include:
- Slip and fall cases
- Inadequate maintenance of the premise
- Defective conditions on the premise
- Inadequate building security leading to injury or assault
- And more
Who can be held liable
Each personal injury and premise liability case differs. There may be various parties that can be held accountable for your injury including property owners, business owners, landlords, government property owners and more.
Duties owed to guests
Property owners and operators have a duty to guests and visitors to ensure the environment is safe from foreseeable injuries. Additionally, they must maintain the premises to keep a reasonably safe condition.
Any person who has the legal right to be on the property must be provided the standard of care that property is well maintained and free of hazards that could injury someone.
Types of damages available in Illinois
There can be a various types of compensation if you were injured on someone else’s property due to their negligence. Types of compensation may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Full compensation for medical expenses
- Lost wages if the injured person is unable to work
- Loss of personal enjoyment
- Potentially punitive damages in cases of gross negligence
How the Dinizulu Law Group can help
The skilled team of premise liability and personal injury attorneys at the Dinizulu Law Group are here to help you! We understand the difficulty of these cases and will fight until justice is served. To receive a free consultation, call us today at (312) 384-1920 to learn how we can further assist you.