Premises Liability Lawyers in DeKalb and Kane Counties

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Whether you are running errands, hanging out with a friend, dining at a restaurant, or simply visiting a business, you expect to be relatively safe and free from harm. However, your safety depends upon how well the owners and managers of the places you frequent maintain their property and keep up with safety regulations. Unfortunately, there are instances where the municipalities, businesses, or individuals responsible for the upkeep of their respective premises fail to do so, causing you or others harm or injury. According to the Illinois Premises Liability Act, land and property owners must be held liable for injuries that occur on their premises due to their carelessness or negligence.

At Turner & Sackett Law Offices, we compassionately handle premises liability cases. We care about each of our clients from the moment they walk through the door. Because no two cases are the same, we strive to provide individualized legal representation focused on results. Our firm offers free consultations in both English and Spanish.

To see how we can assist with your premises liability case, call (800) 761-0993 or contact us through our online form.

What Is Premises Liability?

Premises liability dictates that property owners or managers, operators, or tenants of a property are responsible for ensuring the safety of their guests or patrons. Should you get injured on another’s property, they may be held liable.

In Illinois, premises liability law is contingent upon whether you did or did not have permission to be on the property.

If you were a lawful visitor or guest, the property owner or occupier is probably liable for your safety. However, if you were harmed while trespassing, it is unlikely that you have a premises liability case.

Establishing Reasonable Care & Liability

While safety is never guaranteed, property owners and occupiers owe lawful visitors and guests reasonable care in preventing injuries from occurring on the premises.

The following three elements must be proven for a property owner or occupier to be held liable:

  • The owner or occupier of the property knew of the condition or could have discovered the dangerous condition within their scope of reasonable care
  • The hazard is not open and obvious, allowing a visitor to easily notice and avoid it
  • The owner or occupier failed to exercise reasonable care to protect the visitor from danger (examples include not warning visitors of a hazard on site, making an area inaccessible, or making necessary repairs in a timely manner)

Among the most common premises liability cases are dog bites and injuries from slips/trips and falls, although there are many other types of accidents that fall under the umbrella of premises liability.

If you’ve suffered an injury on another’s premises, our team of hardworking attorneys will advocate for you and help you pursue proper compensation for damages.

Contact us by calling (800) 761-0993 today!

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