Chicago Premises Liability Lawyer

If you were hurt while on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Whether it’s a business, public place, or private home, you are entitled to visit safe premises. Illinois premises liability law allows injured victims to pursue claims against negligent property owners.

A Chicago premises liability lawyer at Zayed Law Offices Personal Injury Attorneys can help you find out who owns the property and demand legal recourse. The damages you can receive include medical bills, lost wages, future expenses, pain and suffering, and more.  

Since 2009, we have helped injured people like you and victims who suffered from commercial fire and explosion accidents, Chicago slip and fall accidents, workplace accidents, commercial events injuries, Chicago product liability cases, and more.

Call our law office at (312) 726-1616 to set up a time for a free consultation. We are happy to explain your legal rights and discuss your options.

How Zayed Law Offices Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help You With Your Chicago Premises Liability Case

How Zayed Law Offices Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help You With Your Chicago Premises Liability Case

Adam J. Zayed is an award-winning premises liability lawyer in the Chicago area. He is named as one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and has a 10.0 Superb Rating on Avvo. Additionally, Mr. Zayed has made many national media appearances speaking on issues of personal injury law. He’s a proven Chicago personal injury attorney you can trust.

Zayed Law Offices Personal Injury Attorneys is prepared to fight for your rights in a premises liability case. This may include:

  • Investigating the cause of the accident
  • Finding out who owns the property 
  • Calculating your past and future damages 
  • Filing an insurance claim and negotiating with insurance companies 
  • Consulting with experts
  • Collecting evidence to support your case
  • Filing a lawsuit if we can’t reach a fair settlement 

Each premises liability case is different. We will tailor our strategy to your desired outcome and the facts of your case. Call us in Chicago, Illinois, to get started today.

What Does Premises Liability Law Mean? 

When you own property, you are responsible for keeping it safe for visitors. This is the basic tenet of premises liability law

In a premises liability case, the plaintiff is arguing that the property owner or other responsible party failed to maintain a safe property. Perhaps they ignored something hazardous, like an uneven floor, or they failed to warn visitors about it.

If someone fails to maintain a safe property, they can be held legally responsible when a visitor or guest gets hurt. It is important to note that this obligation only applies to lawful visitors. If someone is trespassing there is no legal responsibility (with limited exceptions). 

Premises liability law doesn’t mean that a property owner is always responsible for damages. They only need to protect people from foreseeable risks and maintain a reasonably safe premise. If there is an obvious hazard that the guest can see, there may not be a liability.

We Can Help With Any Type of Premises Liability Case in Chicago, IL

Premises liability cases can come in all shapes and sizes. One of the most well-known types is a slip-and-fall case. In a slip and fall, someone falls because of a dangerous condition on the property, like a wet floor or loose rug. 

Even though this is the most common type of premises liability case, there are many other ways that people get hurt. In our experience, it’s common for clients to have been injured on someone else’s property because of:

  • A chemical or gas leak
  • Fires and bad wiring
  • Building collapses
  • Swimming pools and ponds
  • Falling objects 
  • Debris and hazardous materials

Zayed Law Offices Personal Injury Attorneys can help you no matter the cause of your injury. In fact, we will investigate the cause so that we fully understand how it happened. Call us to get started today.

Our Trusted Chicago Premises Liability Attorneys Represent Clients Experiencing All Types of Injuries 

At Zayed Law Offices Personal Injury Attorneys, we represent clients who are experiencing all different types of injuries, from minor to severe.

Some of the most common types of injuries in premises liability cases are:

  • Brain injuries 
  • Head injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Sprains 
  • Crush injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Burns
  • Internal bleeding
  • Infections 

Our lawyers will never prioritize clients based on their injury. Each case is important to us because it is important to you. We will provide the representation you need regardless of the scale or complexity of your case. Further, our lawyers are prepared to consult with your doctors and other experts to make sure that we fully understand your needs.

Who Is Responsible for My Injuries in a Chicago Premises Liability Case?

Under state law, an owner or occupier can be held responsible in a premises liability case. The owner of the property is generally straightforward. We can determine this through property and land records if you aren’t sure who it is. The owner may be an individual or a business entity.

An occupier is a much broader term. This is someone who is currently occupying and in charge of the property, even though they don’t own it. An occupier of a property may include:

  • A renter
  • A property manager
  • A business owner 
  • The government 

We will find out who is responsible and go after the appropriate party. In some cases, this may include filing a lawsuit against multiple parties. Our goal is to hold everyone responsible who contributed to your accident so that you have the best chance at recovering compensation.

Where Can a Premises Liability Case Happen in Chicago, Illinois?

Premises liability cases in Chicago happen anywhere around the city. No place, public or private, is completely safe from this type of accident. 

Since we’ve been in business, our lawyers have represented people hurt at:

  • Grocery stores
  • Private homes
  • Doctors’ offices and hospitals
  • Public parks and sidewalks
  • Parking garages
  • Schools 
  • Factories 
  • Swimming pools
  • Retail stores 

If you aren’t sure whether or not your situation applies in a premises liability case, call our lawyers for a free case evaluation. We will explain the law and how it may apply in your situation. This can be helpful as you make decisions on what to do next in your case. 

What Damages Are Available in a Chicago Premises Liability Case?

Luckily, people hurt in premises liability cases can recover damages similar to those in any other type of personal injury case. These damages are designed to make you whole again. While they can never prevent the injury from happening, they can help you pay for increased costs and lost wages.

Damages fall into two different categories: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages are financial losses that happen in a premises liability case. These are easy to calculate because there are usually receipts, invoices, and pay stubs that can be used as evidence. 

Examples of economic damages include: 

  • Emergency medical treatment
  • Ongoing medical bills
  • Cost of surgery
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Medical devices 
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Property damage
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future earnings 

You are also entitled to non-economic damages. These are intangible losses paid for your trauma and the emotional impact of the accident or injury. This may include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental trauma
  • The onset of mental illness 
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Permanent disability
  • Disfigurement and scarring 

In order to prove non-economic damages, we may rely on mental health records, your testimony, and the testimony of loved ones. Our lawyers will discuss the best way to prove your damages to ensure that you receive every dollar that you deserve. 

You Have Limited Time To File a Premises Liability Case in Illinois

Unfortunately, we talk to many people who have waited too long to file their premises liability case. These cases have a statute of limitations. The statute of limitations deadline is generally two years from the date of the accident.

This is the most important deadline in your case. If you wait too long, you will lose your right to file, and your case will be dismissed. It’s important that you hire a lawyer early in your case to keep track of this deadline. Negotiations usually happen before filing, such as with insurance companies, and that takes time. You need ample time to investigate, negotiate, and prepare for the lawsuit.

If you wait to speak with a lawyer until the last minute, you may be jeopardizing your legal rights. Contact an attorney as soon as you can to confirm the deadline for your case and protect your interests going forward.

Contact a Chicago Premises Liability Lawyer for a Free Initial Consultation 

If you’re ready to get started on your case, contact our Chicago premises liability lawyers for a free consultation. Zayed Law Offices Personal Injury Attorneys is available to answer your call and hear your story. Our lawyers will provide you with legal advice and explain exactly how we can help.
There’s no pressure in our initial consultation. In addition, our lawyers charge a contingency fee. That means that unless we obtain compensation for your case, you won’t pay us a dime in attorney’s fees. Instead, we will agree on a percentage of the final settlement as payment for our legal services. There is no downside to talking with a lawyer and hearing about your options. It’s better to know them sooner rather than later.

Visit Our Personal Injury Law Office in Chicago, IL

Zayed Law Offices Personal Injury Attorneys
10 S La Salle St STE 1230
Chicago, IL 60603

(312) 726-1616

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