Premises Liability Attorneys in Chicago
Fighting on Your Behalf to Recover Compensation
When you sustain injuries on someone else’s property due to defective or unsafe conditions, you are legally entitled to recover compensation through filing a premises liability claim. At McNabola & Associates, LLC in Chicago, our premises liability team has more than 60 years of collective experience in handling personal injury claims, including premises liability. You can rely on our knowledge and insight to build an effective case and ensure the responsible party is held liable for your injuries.
Get started on your case today and contact McNabola & Associates, LLC in Chicago at (312) 888-8700 to set up a free initial case evaluation. We will charge any legal fees unless we win your case!
What is a Premises Liability Case?
Premises liability claims falls under the general personal injury practice area.
Below are some of the most common types of premises liability cases:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Water leaks and floods
- Defective conditions
- Dog bite injuries
- Inadequate maintenance
- Escalator or elevator accidents
- Toxic fumes and chemicals
- Amusement park accidents
- Insufficient building security
- Swimming pool accidents
Although this list is not exhaustive, it demonstrates just how varied premises liability cases are.
Proving Duty of Care
In a successful premises liability case, one must show that the property owner or manager knew or should have known of the existence of an unreasonably defective condition of the property.
Below are the three different categories visitors are typically divided into:
- Invitee: Someone whom the landowner gave express or implied permission to enter the property. Invitees are usually relatives, friends, or neighbors.
- Licensee: Someone whom the landowner gave express or implied permission to enter the property for his or her own purposes.
- Trespasser: Landowners do not owe a duty of care to trespassers since they are not authorized to visit the property. However, if the trespasser was a child, it is possible the landowner might owe a duty of care. For example, a swimming pool is considered an attractive nuisance and landowners must take certain safety measures to prevent dangerous accidents from occurring.
Ultimately, if the property owner knew or should have reasonably aware of certain unsafe or dangerous conditions, which ultimately results in injuries, you might have a viable premises liability case.
Statute of Limitations
Every state has a timeframe within which accident victims must file a claim. In Illinois, you generally have two years to file a premises liability lawsuit, beginning on the date you sustained the injuries. If you allow the statute of limitations to expire on your case, it is unlikely a judge will hear it and you will miss out on your chance to recover the compensation you deserve.
Discuss Your Premises Liability Case with a Knowledgeable Attorney Today!
If you sustained injuries on someone else’s property due to unsafe or defective conditions, now is the time to secure skilled legal representation to hold the responsible party accountable. At McNabola & Associates, LLC in Chicago, our knowlegable premises liability attorneys are backed by more than six decades of collective experience which we will use to your advantage. You should not have to pay for someone else’s carelessness.
Get started on your premises liability case today and reach out to our law office at (312) 888-8700 to set up a free case evaluation with a trusted member of our legal team.