Fair Compensation For Slip-And-Fall Injuries
When you visit a store, hotel, restaurant, amusement park, business or home, you expect the premises to be in a reasonably safe condition. Residents of apartments, condominiums or hotels should expect safe elevators, stairways, balconies and porches, and working smoke detectors and sprinkler systems to prevent injury or death caused by falls, smoke and fire. If there are any dangerous conditions, property owners must correct the unsafe condition or provide signs, notices or other types of warnings to alert you to the potential danger so that you can protect yourself and your family.
What Is Premises Liability?
Premises liability refers to accidents that injure a person on another’s property. The law requires that property owners maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. In these types of cases, liability will be determined by such factors as what caused the unsafe condition, how long the unsafe condition existed, whether the property owner knew or should have known of its existence and whether the property owner warned of the unsafe condition. If you or your loved one has been injured in a case involving premises liability, contact Martin Law, LLC.
Two Of Chicago’s Leading Premises Liability Lawyers
Attorneys Jeffrey E. Martin and Shauna M. Martin are among the most respected and experienced in the region when it comes to premises liability and personal injury law. We have secured millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of our clients.
Claims Against Governmental Entities
A premises liability case against a governmental entity can result, for example, from a person tripping and falling on a municipality-owned section of deteriorated sidewalk or street or slipping and falling on a unnatural accumulation of ice. As pedestrians we expect municipalities to maintain their property in reasonably safe condition. The Illinois legislature has given local governmental entities immunity from certain types of claims. To prevail, it is often necessary to show the entity’s employees’ “willful and wanton misconduct” had proximately caused the injury.
For claims against local public entities, such as municipalities or public transportation authority, a person has only one year to file a lawsuit and may need to provide notice within six months after the injury. Due to such time deadlines (“statute of limitations”) and possible deadlines to file a Notice of Claim, we strenuously recommend you contact us as soon as possible after an injury occurs so that you do not inadvertently waive any of your rights. Call 847-250-9355 to reach our Arlington Heights, Illinois, office and schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers about personal injury law and government entities.
Injury Claims Against Schools
Injuries at schools can occur from a variety of causes, such as unsafe equipment, athletic activities, and assaults. Most of the time, to prevail in such a case, it is necessary to show that the defendant was guilty of committing willful and wanton misconduct rather than just simple negligence.
Let’s Get Started Asserting Your Right To Recovery
For a free consultation, call Martin Law, LLC, at 847-250-9355. Generally, for claims against local public entities, such as a school districts or municipalities, a person has only one year to file a lawsuit, and may have to give notice within just six months of the injury.