Knowledgeable Chicago Slip and Fall Attorneys Deftly Handle Premises Liability Cases
Holding property owners accountable for negligence
When someone owns a business or a property, the law holds that person to a certain standard of care regarding that property. He or she has a duty to keep that property in a safe condition so as not to injure customers or visitors. Someone who is injured by slipping and falling or due to other unsafe conditions may have a valid legal case against the owner of the property under premises liability law. Such cases can be exceptionally difficult to prove in court, but they are far from impossible when you have the right legal representation. If you or someone you love feels he or she may have a valid premises liability case in the state of Illinois, contact a Chicago slip and fall attorney at The Law Offices of Newman, Boyer & Statham, Ltd. today.
Types of cases that we often handle
Premises liability accidents can occur almost anywhere. Some of the most common types of properties where we see such cases include the following:
Also, the term slip and fall attorneys is somewhat misleading, as not all premises liability personal injury cases involve falls. For example, if you are injured by unsafe electrical wiring you may have a premises liability case. If you are bitten by an animal, or attacked by a third party who gained access to you thanks to inadequate security put in place by a property owner, you may also have a premises liability case.
We also understand how many variables affect such cases
Premises liability cases are difficult because there are so many variables that apply. The burden is on you and your lawyer to prove the following:
- First, you must prove your injury. If those injuries are massive, this is simple, but less obvious injuries or injuries that have since healed require more proof and possibly witness testimony. Back injuries are some of the many common injuries that occur in premises liability accidents.
- Secondly, you must prove that a hazardous condition on the premises in question directly caused your injury. This could be water, broken flooring, poor wiring, a defective product, or something else entirely, but it must be provably hazardous and provably the cause of your pain and suffering.
- Lastly, you must prove negligence. You must prove the property owner ignored his or her duty of care by knowing about the unsafe condition and then failing to address it.
Our experienced Chicago slip and fall attorneys can help you understand whether you have a valid premises liability case. If so, we fight tooth and nail for your legal rights.. When you need a Chicago premises liability lawyer, contact The Law Offices of Newman, Boyer & Statham, Ltd.
We explain your rights and fight for your compensation
If you have been injured in a slip and fall case and suffered a back injury or other common premises liability damages, the reputable personal injury lawyers in Chicago and Tinley Park at The Law Offices of Newman, Boyer & Statham, Ltd. are ready to help you today. Contact us online, or call 312.443.1998 or 312.443.1998 to schedule a free consultation.