Your Legal Ally In Property Owner Liability Cases
If a property owner knows of a potentially dangerous condition on their premises, it is their duty to correct the issue before someone is hurt. If they fail to do so, the law holds them responsible for any resulting personal injuries. If you have been injured due to the negligence of a property owner, we can help. At Scott W. Sheen & Associates, P.C., we have experience guiding clients in Northern Illinois toward the compensation they deserve in personal injury litigation. We have proven success working with a variety of personal injury claims, including those caused by the negligence of a property owner.
Helping You Understand Liability
Many property owner liability cases involve slip and falls. Conditions inside a property that could contribute to these types of injuries include uneven or wet flooring, torn carpeting and poor lighting. Winter months can be particularly dangerous outside due to slippery conditions. Owners are responsible to maintain their premises when elements such as rain, snow or ice make their property dangerous to walk on. There are a variety of circumstances under which property owners can be held liable for accidents that occur due to these conditions. A knowledgeable attorney can help you understand and defend your rights.
Common Property Owner Liability Claims Include:
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Retail store accidents
- Parking lot and parking ramp injuries
- Stairwell, elevator, escalator accidents
- Park and playground accidents
- Sidewalk and driveway accidents
- Assault and negligent security injuries
Proving Liability And Negligence
The injured party must prove the accident occurred because of dangerous conditions the owner was aware of. This means one of the following must be shown:
- They were aware of the problem and it was logical to assume it could be hazardous.
- If they claim they were unaware of the danger, the problem persisted for so long, the owner should have been aware of it and taken the steps to fix it.
We understand personal injuries can be physically, emotionally and financially devastating. We commit to pursue your case aggressively in order to secure the compensation you deserve.
Discuss Your Options With A Qualified Attorney
If you have suffered a personal injury caused by the negligence of a property owner, contact our office in St. Charles at 630-443-6200 to speak with an attorney. Or complete our online form to schedule an appointment for a free, confidential consultation. Se habla Español.