Premises liability is an area of personal injury law that pertains to accidents or injuries that occur on the property of someone else, usually as a result of a hazardous condition or negligent security. Injuries that fall under this category can be sustained in buildings, construction sites, parking lots, and other public or private places. Property owners are required to provide protections for those who are permitted on their land. A failure to do so could constitute a valid personal injury claim on behalf of injured victims.
Unsafe property conditions can lead to very serious injuries, and may also result in death. Those who sustain injuries as a result of the negligence or wrongful actions of property owners or operators may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, and other damages allowed under personal injury law.
Common premises liability cases involve a slip and fall accident or workplace injury as well as violent attacks on visitors to a property. In these circumstances it is sometimes easier to determine liability because there is a recognized obligation to maintain a safe environment for workers and others welcomed onto a property. The issue of whether an individual is authorized to be on a property is more difficult to dispute with regard to workplace facilities, stores, and other places where a slip and fall accident injury, workplace injury or an assault would most commonly occur.
In some premises liability cases, property owners may also be considered liable in the event that a person enters their property without authorization. This may occur if a property is left abandoned or inadequately maintained, and hazards are present that put small children or others in harms way.
The Chicago premises liability attorneys of Cooney & Conway are available to help with the legal needs of those who sustain serious injuries as a result of property owner negligence. Premises liability cases can be among the most complex of all personal injury case types, therefore it is vital to have a highly skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced premises liability lawyer on your side, with the resources to ensure that a thorough investigation is made for the best possible outcome.