DuPage County personal injury lawyerWhile slip-and-fall injuries may not sound exceedingly serious, these events can have detrimental legal consequences if the injury was caused by the negligence or irresponsibility of a property owner. For example, in Illinois, the Premises Liability Act states that property owners are obliged to both proprietors and guests to keep them safe from all foreseeable hazards. Furthermore, property owners must be held accountable for ensuring their property is hazard-free. 

Suffering from an injury, regardless of circumstance, can be a scary and overwhelming time for anyone. If you or someone you love injured themselves due to what you believe to be another party’s negligence, consider contacting an experienced personal injury attorney familiar with Illinois Premises Liability Act. Pursuing legal action may result in you receiving compensation for your injury.

Who Can Be Held Liable for a Premises Liability Injury? 

When it comes to slip-and-fall cases, numerous parties may be held at fault in the aftermath of an injury. These parties can include business owners, landholders, leaseholders, private residence owners, government property operators, and more. However, in some instances, liability is not so cut-and-dry, primarily when an injury occurs on a property where the person responsible is a leaseholder and not the actual property owner. In cases like this, a lawyer generally examines the contract between the leaseholder and property owner to determine who is responsible for the property. 

What Types of Damages Are Available for a Premises Liability Claim?

In Illinois, different types of damages are available for those who have suffered an injury due to a property owner’s negligence. These damages include:

  • Compensation for all medical bills related to the injury, including short-term and long-term medical expenses
  • Lost wages if the injured party cannot work due to the injury
  • Damages for pain and suffering 
  • Property damage expenses

Furthermore, if it can be proven that the property owner was grossly negligent, punitive damages may be awarded to the injured party. 

How a Lawyer Can Help Your Situation

To receive compensatory damages for a slip-and-fall injury, an attorney must be able to prove:

  • A dangerous condition existed on the premises which resulted in an injury
  • The property owner knew or should have known about the danger on the premises, but they instead failed to discover, fix, or warn about the danger

Contact a Bloomingdale Slip-and-Fall Attorney

If you or someone you love has suffered a slip-and-fall injury due to a property owner’s negligence, you or your loved one may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact the highly experienced DuPage County slip-and-fall injury lawyer David Clark to examine your case, advise you of your rights, and pursue damages on your behalf. Call the Law Offices of David W. Clark, P.C., at 630-665-5678 to schedule a free consultation.

 

Source: 

https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=2048&ChapterID=57

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David Clark

David W. Clark is the founder and owner of the Law Offices of David W. Clark, P.C., in Wheaton, Illinois. As a sole practitioner in the firm, Mr. Clark has extensive knowledge in the areas of personal injury, workers’ compensation, and limited scope…

David W. Clark is the founder and owner of the Law Offices of David W. Clark, P.C., in Wheaton, Illinois. As a sole practitioner in the firm, Mr. Clark has extensive knowledge in the areas of personal injury, workers’ compensation, and limited scope representation/pro se help. With more than 20 years of legal experience devoted to personal injury law and those who have been injured in the workplace, Mr. Clark is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Illinois, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.