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Premises Liability Lawyers In Chicago: Were You Injured On Someone’s Property?

Every property owner, apartment manager and store supervisor has the duty of ordinary care. This means that he or she needs to ensure the safety of visitors and consumers. This safety can mean protection from a criminal element or the removal of dangerous conditions. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence or inattentiveness of a property owner, contact our firm to learn more about your options for financial recovery.

The Chicago premises liability lawyers at Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish have decades of experience guiding clients through a wide range of difficult situations. Our goal is to effectively represent you through all stages of the legal process to ensure you receive the full and fair compensation you are owed.

Understanding Premises Liability Claims In Chicago

Premises liability claims in Chicago can occur on virtually any type of public, private or municipal property. Our firm’s personal injury lawyers provide experienced representation to people who have sustained injuries due to negligent property owners responsible for properties such as:

  • Restaurants
  • Grocery stores
  • Churches
  • Schools
  • Parking lots
  • Theme parks
  • Construction sites
  • Elevators and escalators
  • Hotels

Premises liability and slip-and-fall situations typically involve a number of factors, including:

  • Defectively designed parking lots
  • Uneven pavement and other types of walking surfaces
  • Unnatural accumulation of snow and ice
  • Loose and slippery flooring
  • Poorly lit stairwells
  • Loose steps
  • Faulty railings or handrails
  • Worn and loose carpets
  • Broken tiles

Property and business owners have a responsibility to keep their property reasonably safe from hazardous conditions. They also have a responsibility to warn patrons of dangerous conditions, like slippery floors, if it is something that can’t be fixed right away. When property owners fail in this duty, they may be liable for negligence under the principles of premises liability.

When Negligent Security Results In An Assault

Hotels, shopping malls and other businesses may be responsible when their guests are injured by assault, robbery or other types of crime. The lawyers of Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish in Chicago are experienced in holding property owners accountable when their negligence causes you to be injured by a third party.

Commercial property owners have a duty to protect guests from dangers that are foreseeable. This may include taking reasonable steps to protect guests from being assaulted by third parties, especially when the property owners have had prior notice of the risk of injury. Examples of measures that property owners can take to protect guests include ensuring perimeters are secure and installing functioning surveillance cameras to cover the entire area.

Injuries Suffered Due To Dangerous Stairwells

Stairs are a part of everyday life in the Chicago area. From entryways to houses to the train station, we encounter them routinely throughout our lives. While many property owners are excellent at keeping their stairways in good repair, some let them go without proper care. When this happens, you can become seriously injured due to:

  • Inadequate lighting
  • Poorly installed handrail
  • Broken, uneven, or slippery steps
  • Collapsed stairway

The upkeep of many stairways throughout the state of Illinois is governed by statutes that require strict compliance with maintenance rules. When these laws are not abided, the negligent parties need to be held accountable for their inaction.

Whatever type of danger caused your injury, our attorneys at Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish will help you to get the compensation you deserve after your injuries when that accident was caused by someone else’s negligence.

Thorough Investigations With Attention To Detail

As soon as we accept your case, we will begin a thorough investigation of all factors that led to your accident. We will examine security cameras, interview witnesses, and look into the history of the property. Do these same issues appear more than once? Does your accident speak to a pattern of neglect on the part of the property owner?

It is also important to note that several types of personal injury cases carry a statute of limitations. That means that the paperwork must be filed within an appropriate amount of time. Our lawyers can advise you on the required documents and deadlines for filing.

Schedule A Free Consultation With A Chicago Premises Liability Lawyer

If you have questions regarding premises liability, schedule a free consultation with an attorney at Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish. We will examine your situation and provide an honest case evaluation. Call us at 872-270-3625 or contact us by completing our online form.