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When a property owner fails to maintain safe conditions for customers or guests, a serious accident could result, causing significant injuries to victims. If you or someone close to you has been injured due to the negligence of a property owner, get help from a knowledgeable Chicago lawyer with Michael T. Friedman & Associates. Our respected firm has served our community since 1992, and we have won numerous high-stakes cases over the past two decades. If you could use the assistance of an experienced legal professional for your premises liability claim, call on us today.
Proving fault in a premises liability claim
Simply being injured on someone else’s property typically is not enough for a successful personal injury claim. To be successful, we must demonstrate that the negligent party had a duty of care to protect you and other customers or guests. This applies to individuals who have been invited onto a property, in either an explicit or implied manner.
It is assumed that customers of a grocery store, for example, have been invited onto the property when the store is open. Thus, the store owner and/or manager has a responsibility to keep guests safe, addressing issues like slippery surfaces and blocked aisles in an efficient way to avoid potential slip and fall accidents. It’s important to note that these rules do not apply to people who were trespassing onto a property or entered a prohibited area that was clearly marked as such.
Once we have established that the premises owner had a duty of care, we must prove that he or she breached this duty by failing to provide a reasonable safe environment for guests. We also need to demonstrate that this breach directly resulted in your accident, and that the accident in question caused real injuries or health conditions for the victim. This may require using medical records and the testimony of health care professionals to support your claim.
In addition to business owners, private residents may also be liable for injuries that occur due to animal attacks and dog bites, as well as other accidents that happen on their properties. If they have a swimming pool without a fence and a child wanders onto the property and falls into the pool, for example, they may be liable for the medical costs and pain and suffering resulting from the accident.
Meet with a dedicated premises liability attorney in Chicago
If you’ve been injured due to a negligent property owner, consult a knowledgeable Chicago personal injury lawyer at Michael T. Friedman & Associates. Our office is located in The Loop, with convenient parking and ample access to public transportation. For a free initial consultation, call 312-339-8816 or contact us online today