Button 2 Button 1 Button 3 Button 4 Button 5 Button 6
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google
630-932-9100
Free Initial Consultation 630-932-9100
Mevorah Law Offices LLC
630-932-9100
Menu
Se habla español
DuPage County Attorneys

LOMBARD

900 E. Roosevelt Road, Lombard, IL 60148

Phone: 630-932-9100

BLOOMINGDALE

134 N. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Phone: 630-529-4761

ST. CHARLES

333 N. Randall Road, Suite 104, St. Charles, IL 60175

Phone: 630-443-0600

JOLIET

58 N. Chicago Street, Suite 500, Joliet, IL 60432

Phone: 815-727-4500

CHICAGO

105 W. Madison Street, Suite 2200, Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 630-932-9100

The Basics of Premises Liability

Posted on in Personal Injury
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 493
  • Print
liabilityWhen you are on another person's property, there is an expectation that you are safe. However, that is not always the case. The most common type of injury in these circumstances is a slip and fall accident. In order to prove that the accident was due to negligence on the part of the property owner, there are certain things that need to be proven. The first requirement is that an accident on the premises was the cause of an injury. It does not matter if the injury is small or severe, as long as an injury occurred due to the accident on the property. Beyond that fact, it is necessary to prove that the property owner was the cause of the accident. Otherwise, the accident and subsequent injury might be normal in the daily course of living. Liability is determined if one of the following are true.
  • The premises manager or a responsible party has caused the dangerous condition. This includes circumstances like uneven flooring, poor lighting, ripped carpeting, constricted stairs or a slippery floor.
  • If the owner or operator of the premises was not the agent of the dangerous condition, then it is necessary that they were aware of it. In this case the situation was known and no action was taken to remedy that danger.
  • If the owner was not aware, there is another way to prove liability. The condition persisted for such a time that the owner should have been aware and fixed the issue to avoid possible injuries.
The condition must also be outside of the realm of normalcy or "reasonableness". For example, there are certain things that belong on the ground. If it is reasonable to have an object on ground that was the cause of the injury, then there might not be a case. Another factor that may determine liability in your potential case is your role in the accident or what is termed your carelessness. To review your potential case, contact an experienced personal injury attorney in Rockford today.
  • DuPage County Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Elite Lawyers
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • 2015 Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • Super Lawyers

Let us start helping you with a FREE initial consultation.

NOTE: Fields with a * indicate a required field.
*
*
*

One Stop For All Your Legal Needs

Whether you are going through a divorce, injured in an accident, need to file a workers' compensation claim, charged with a crime, immigrating to the United States, or need to file for bankruptcy, Mevorah Law Offices LLC can help. Our trial lawyers have over 35 years of experience helping clients throughout Northern Illinois from five offices in Lombard, Bloomindale, Joliet, St. Charles, and Chicago.

Steven Mevorah has assembled experienced attorneys under one roof so that his clients need not search for a new attorney each time they need help. Mr. Mevorah has also established a wide network of additional attorneys so that his clients merely need to stop by Mevorah Law Offices LLC to find the attorney they need.

Client Focused Representation

Our practice is focused on meeting your needs with flexible hours and locations to serve you:

  • Free initial consultations
  • Saturday and evening appointments available
  • Home and hospital visits if your injuries prevent you from traveling
  • Multiple locations throughout Chicagoland
  • Veteran trial attorneys
  • Experienced negotiators
  • Payment plans available
  • Cash, check, or credit card accepted