Premises Liability

Premises Liability Lawyer in Chicago, IL

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In Illinois, premises liability laws are designed to ensure that those injured due to unreasonable and hazardous conditions on public or private property have legal recourse. If you or a loved one was hurt due to dangerous property conditions, you could be entitled to compensation for your losses and injuries. Speaking with a trusted team of Northern Illinois personal injury attorneys who are versed in premises liability laws is the fastest and most reliable way to discover more about your rights.

Some of the cases our Chicago premises liability attorneys have handled include:

  • Attorney Todd Smith was co-lead counsel in the widely publicized Lincoln Park porch collapse case in which 13 young people tragically fell to their death and many more were injured when a Chicago apartment building failed to meet porch code regulations.
  • Mr. Smith achieved an $18.5 million recovery against Paramount Pictures on behalf of a young Hispanic woman who was injured as an extra on the set of Transformers III: Dark Side of the Moon.
  • Mr. Smith was co-lead counsel in the 69 W. Washington fire case in Chicago. He helped achieve a $95 million settlement on behalf of several people trapped in the building and stairwell during the fire.
  • Mr. Smith achieved an award of over $5 million for a client who was hurt in an electrical explosion and fire at the Neiman Marcus store in Northbrook.
  • Attorney Joseph Power obtained $9 million for his minor client after he was struck by a train.

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Answers to Common Questions About Premises Liability Law

What is "premises liability"?
Generally, premises liability refers to the body of law that holds a landowner and/or possessor of property liable for injuries to others sustained on their property. A premises liability lawsuit often arises from a landowner's or occupant's failure to either correct a dangerous condition on their property or warn of its existence.

Do I have a premises liability case?
In order for you to file a premises liability claim, you must have been injured because the property owner failed to take reasonable steps to protect you and your family from harm.

What is a plausible claim under premises liability?
In order to bring a successful claim, you must have been injured due to negligence on the part of the property owner or manager. If your injury was a result of malicious, reckless, or intentional misconduct on the building owner's part, or if the building owner negligently caused your injuries, you may have a premises liability claim.

What are examples of dangerous or hazardous conditions?
Some examples of property conditions that can cause injuries include:

  • Broken staircases
  • Missing railings
  • Inadequate security
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Wet floors not marked by wet floor signs
  • Icy sidewalks or pavements
  • Potholes
  • Loose roof materials including shingles
  • Dead trees or branches
  • Dangerous pets including dogs that are not confined or chained

Injured on Someone Else's Property? Consult Our Team Today

At Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P., our Chicago premises liability attorneys have skillfully represented the wrongfully injured for nearly 25 years. We take a systematic and effective approach to each case, examining the facts, investigating the accident, and taking the proper course of action. We have recovered more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for the injured. You can trust our experience in the field of injury law to work toward your advantage.

Call Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. today at (312) 313-0202 for a free case evaluation.

The Benefits of Hiring PRS
  • Experience

    Since 1993 when we first opened the doors of our law practice, Power Rogers & Smith has handled some of the largest personal injury cases for plaintiffs in the state of Illinois – and won. With our experience, we aren’t afraid to stand up to large corporations and insurance companies in court.

  • Success

    Power Rogers & Smith has won more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients – that’s $500 million more than our closest competitor. These results include many record-setting and regulation-changing outcomes as well, including a $100 million settlement for victims of a trucking accident – Illinois’ largest injury award to a single family.

  • Contingent Fee

    Victims of tragic and life-altering accidents are suffering – physically, emotionally, and financially. We take the financial burden off victims by working on a contingent fee. This means that you do not pay unless/until we secure a financial recovery for you. You focus on healing. We’ll take care of the rest.

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