If you are injured on someone else’s property, the property owner may be held responsible for your injuries if it can be proved that he or she was negligent. In these cases, a Chicago premises liability lawyer might help to determine whether negligence was a factor in the accident and whether you have a personal injury case. At Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz, we have extensive experience in premises liability law and have successfully represented numerous clients in their cases against negligent or malicious property owners.
Illinois Slip, Trip and Fall Law Firm
Slip-and-fall accidents are among the most common types of incidents pertaining to premises liability. You might trip over a mat improperly placed in front of a business door, or slip on a wet floor at the store. Slipping on wet or icy pavement during the winter because the sidewalks were not salted is another common risk. An apartment manager may have neglected to ensure walkways were level and free of cracks and pits, or that the stairs and handrails were safe to use.
A bad fall can result in a serious injury such as soft tissue damage, a fracture or a brain injury, all of which may require long-term medical treatment. We look at these lifelong changes and use them to calculate a compensation amount which is appropriate and that will meet those needs.
Additional Premises Liability Injuries
Slipping and falling isn’t the only risk from dangerous property conditions. We often represent victims of other types of premises liability cases, including the following:
- Toxic or hazardous substances, including lead or mold
- Dog bites
- Burns and scaldings
To be compensated for such injuries, your side may have to prove that the property owner was aware of the unsafe conditions but failed to alert tenants or visitors to the danger. You may also have to prove that the property owner created the unsafe condition or failed to provide necessary property maintenance to avoid a dangerous situation.
We have successfully obtained millions of dollars in compensation for clients in premises liability claims. If you or a loved one was in an accident that may have been the result of dangerous property conditions, contact the offices of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz today at (312) 782-2525 to schedule a free consultation.