Protecting You from Negligent Property Owners
Who's Liable in a Premises Liability Lawsuit?
Premises liability law establishes that people who own or manage a property must maintain it by keeping it clean, hazard-free, and safe. Furthermore, this extends to not only consistently inspecting and fixing hazards but also providing sufficient warning of any of these hazards to guests. If the owner fails to do any of these things, they have violated a duty of care they owe to you.
Examples of potentially liable parties include:
- Property Owners – The owners of public businesses and entities have a responsibility for the reasonable upkeep of their property and the safety of those visiting it. This can also apply to cases where the owner is not present and has contracted the use of the property to outside parties.
- Property Operators – This most commonly refers to those renting a public property to run a daily business; therefore, that particular business or entity has a duty of care to the patrons that visit, even if they don’t own the property. For example, restaurant operators that rent a property for their food business are still responsible for the safety of their guests.
- Private Residences – In some cases, your premises liability claim may involve a private residence, such as a neighbor who invites you onto their property which turned out to be very dangerous and caused you an injury. In these types of cases, you are allowed to seek fair compensation.
Unfortunately, there are countless dangers that an owner or operator may be held responsible for and, as a result, Our Southern Illinois premises liability injury attorneys have seen a wide array of devastating injuries to innocent people including burns, broken bones, lacerations, and other bodily injuries.
What Damages Can I Recover In A Premises Liability Lawsuit?
If you have fallen down the stairs, been injured in a slip and fall accident, or were otherwise harmed by a landowner's negligence, you could be eligible to recover damages. Keep in mind, every victim isn't eligible to recover damages for their case, but with a premises liability lawyer on your side, it can quickly be determined if you have a valid claim. The most common types of damages that can be recovered with a premises liability claim include:
- Medical expenses such as bills, medicine, medical accessories, and other damages caused by the accident
- If you have mental, emotional, or physical distress after an accident, you could be eligible to recover compensation
- Property Damage
- Lost Wages
- Future Damages
Businesses such as restaurants, grocery stores, and retail establishments are heavily insured to protect their company in case of slip and fall accidents or other sudden accidents on their property. If you are the victim of a premises liability accident, it's crucial to get checked out by medical personnel, collect evidence, and speak with a premises liability lawyer about your case.