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Chicago Premises Liability Attorneys
Dedicated Premises Liability Lawyers Serving the Heart of Chicago and Surrounding Areas
When many people think of personal injuries, they think: surgery gone wrong/medical malpractice, falling on a construction site, getting in a motor vehicle accident, etc. However, any accident that takes place on someone else’s property technically falls under the theory of premises liability, or the liability that a landowner faces for certain injuries that take place on their property. These properties may include your neighbor, where you work, a business location such as a mall or grocery store, etc. Many times these accidents are known as “slip and fall” cases, and they can come with a lot of medical bills, pain, and suffering.
Premises liability covers a broad range of injuries which occur on another’s property. Illinois property owners, business owners, and municipalities are required by law to create and maintain a safe environment for visitors and patrons. People are frequently injured while on another’s property, often of an unsafe condition on or about the property.
At Curcio Law Offices, our attorneys have extensive experience in personal injury and premises liability. We aggressively fight for your rights if you have been injured in someone else’s property, and we’ve been fighting these cases since 1957. You can be confident in our representation and ability to help you move on with your life.
Common Liability Causes
Premises liability cases arise whenever someone is injured on another person’s or company’s property. Some common premises liability issues that may lead to litigation include:
- Slip and fall cases (in hotels, grocery stores, restaurants, on sidewalks, etc.);
- Animal bites and attacks;
- Negligent security (includes inadequate lighting, criminal activity, etc.);
- Falls due to missing or defective handrails alongside stairs, etc.;
- Injuries as a result of failure to comply with building safety and fire codes;
- Construction site accidents (defective ladders, etc.); amongst others.
Making a Case for Negligence
These cases can sometimes be difficult in part due to the time-sensitive nature of the evidence in some circumstances. The injured party must prove that the property owner either created the dangerous condition, failed to maintain reasonably safe conditions of the property so as to make it safe, or knew of the hazard and did not warn visitors such that they could avoid being injured. The investigation connected to the claim must be very thorough and accurate.
The Importance of Hiring an Experienced Attorney
It is important to remember: never speak with an insurance agent or insurance adjustor prior to contacting an experienced premises liability attorney. Insurance companies often try to blame the person injured for his or her injuries.
Attorneys who work on premises liability cases frequently work with investigators to establish cause and fault in these cases and establish liability. It is imperative that if you have been injured on someone else’s property, that you speak with someone who can represent your rights before speaking to any insurance agent so that your interests are protected instead of negotiated.
Contact The Chicago Premises Liability Attorneys At Curcio Law Offices
The attorneys at Curcio Law Offices in Chicago have decades of experience representing injured victims in these circumstances. Our firm works hard to ensure our clients’ rights and interests are protected and that they are justly compensated for injuries suffered on another’s property. Our attorneys have the skill and experience necessary to successfully present your case to a jury or to negotiate an equitable settlement.
For more information about our premises liability verdicts, you can view them online here. Contact us at our downtown Chicago location so that we can provide you with a free consultation and get you the help that you need.