Falls from Dangerous Conditions on Property

Chicago Premises Liability Attorneys

Property owners are responsible for ensuring their premises are reasonably safe for guests and visitors. This is true for owners of commercial properties as well as residential properties. Any injuries sustained as a result of failing to properly maintain the property in a reasonably safe condition could result in that owner being held liable in a premises liability suit.

At Pullano & Siporin, we have decades of combined experience in personal injury law, and have helped many clients over the years maximize their compensation in their premises liability lawsuits.

Our attorneys pride themselves on their outstanding work ethic and the attentiveness they give to each one of their clients. Examples of premises liability cases we take on include:

Maid Slipped On Wet Floor And Laying Down

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Successful recovery in a premises liability case hinges on the attorney’s ability to prove four separate elements:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care: The possessor or owner of the property was responsible for your safety.
  • The defendant breached that duty: A dangerous condition existed of which the possessor should have been aware or was aware, and nothing was done to correct the condition or to notify you of the danger.
  • The breach of duty was a proximate cause of your injury: The negligence or actions of the possessor directly led to you being injured.
  • You suffered injuries as a result of the defendant’s breach: Your injuries caused you some sort of financial or non-economic damages.

Without all four of these elements a premises liability case cannot succeed.

From the moment your hire our legal team, we will interview all witnesses, obtain all video of the incident, and visit the scene with the appropriately qualified expert to determine what happened, why it happened and whether any safety codes were violated by the property.  By taking these steps early on, we have secured the foundation for successfully winning your case either through settlement or through a jury verdict.  The remaining evidence will be discovered after the lawsuit is filed by requiring the property owner or management company or contractors to produce all records, emails and correspondence discussing how and why a condition developed and how long it was present.  In every case, we fight to protect your rights and pursue full justice will giving your case our complete attention.This is why we tell injury victims stories better than everyone else. 

Almost anyone who was injured as a result of a property owner’s failure to reasonably maintain a property can file a lawsuit against that owner. Exceptions do exist, though. Trespassers might not be able to file liability claims because the property owner is not required to foresee a trespasser on his land.  Also, property owners may not be liable if they adequately warn people of the presence of the dangerous condition.  As a result, a successful result hinges on the specific facts of each case.