The personal injury attorneys from Action Legal Group understand that property owners and property managers in both Illinois and Florida have an obligation to maintain a safe and secure premises. They are required by law to repair property hazards and they can be held liable if, at a minimum, they fail to make sure allvisitors to the property are not adequately warned of dangers. Should an unsafe condition lead to a guest suffering an injury or death, the property owner or manager can face a legal claim for compensation.
Level of Care Per Visitor
The owner of a property owes a different level of care that is completely dependent on the person who is being hosted on his or her property.
An invited guest is a person who has been invited to enter or remain on the premises for a commercial gain for the property owner. The property owner owes an invitee the highest level of care, and is required to inspect the premises for dangerous conditions and provide adequate warning about any hazard that has not been repaired. The required inspections may result in a property being held liable for any hazard of which he or she should be aware.
A licensee is a social guest, friend or member of the family. The key difference between someone who has been invited and a licensee is that a licensee is invited to enter or stay on the premises for non-business purposes. A property owner is still required to fix any dangerous area on the property but, unlike when an invitee is present, the property owner is only responsible for the dangers that he or she should know about.
The rule governing a property owner regarding the entrance of a trespasser to his or her property is that the property owner is not allowed to intentionally create hazardous conditions to protect the premises against trespassers.
Examples of Premises Liability Accident and Injury Claims:
- Slip or trip and fall accidents
- Burn injuries caused by fire hazards
- Toxic fume or chemical exposure
- Failure to provide adequate security
- Animal attacks
- Dog bites
- Swimming pool injuries
- Violent crimes
- Sexual assault
- Elevator accidents
- Escalator accidents
How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Determine Liability in Your Premises Liability Claim
When you are injured on property owned by someone else, no matter the type of property, the attorneys from Action Legal Group may be able to help you pursue a claim for damages. For the claim to be a success, however, it will be necessary to prove that the owner did not live up to his or her duty of care. To do so, it we will need to establish:
- The property owner knew about the hazard
- The property owner failed to address the hazard
- The negligence of the property owner resulted in injury
- You suffered actual damages as a result of the injury.
If you were injured on someone else’s property in Illinois or Florida, our personal injury law firm is here to help you successfully chart this difficult path. We appreciate that these injuries can result In a great deal of stress and unexpected financial strain. Our attorneys can help you file a premises liability claim against the negligent property owner or property manager. Through this claim, you will be asking for compensation for the pain and financial hardship you have suffered.
To discuss the injuries you sustained due to the negligence of a property owner, please contact the personal injury attorneys from Action Legal Group today. We can help you.