Chicago Premises Liability Lawyer
Our Illinois Injury Attorneys Fight to Win!
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.
What to Do if You Were Injured on Someone Else's Property
Our attorneys at Power, Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. have skillfully represented numerous accident victims in cases involving premises liability law. We take a systematic and effective approach to each case, examining the facts, investigating the accident, and taking the proper course of action. Our firm accepts meritorious claims, lending to our reputation as a disciplined office of integrity.
Some of the cases our Chicago premises liability attorneys have handled:
- 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 / fire at the Neiman Marcus store in Northbrook.
- Joseph Power obtained $9 Million for his minor client after he was struck by a train.
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 / 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
- Loose roof materials including shingles
- Dead trees or branches
- Dangerous pets including dogs that are not confined or chained
Our Chicago premises liability lawyers 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.
With this level of experience, you can rely on us to represent you effectively. Call Power Rogers & Smith today at (312) 313-0202 for a free case evaluation.