Premises Liability

When you are injured while at a Southern Illinois supermarket, hotel, or other property, you may be able to collect damages. Let the experienced Illinois premises liability lawyers at Hassakis & Hassakis handle your case.

Helping injured Illinoisians since 1950

Premises Liability Lawyers in Southern Illinois


Premises Liability Lawyer Southern Illinois. Grocery stores, hotels and motels, restaurants, office buildings, retail stores, and other public places have many unseen dangers, and falls are common. However, the landowners and managers have a legal duty to keep these public places safe for their customers. If you have been injured on someone else's property, you may be able to bring a premises liability action against the property owner. Our law office is experienced in taking action against negligent property owners and can help you get compensation for your injuries.

Since 1950, Hassakis & Hassakis provides passionate, client-centered representation to all our Southern Illinois personal injury clients. Our attorneys are ready to listen to you, fully investigate your case, and prepare a strategy that is built to get you justice following a Southern Illinois premises liability accident. If you have suffered an injury due to another entity's negligence, call us today at (618) 244-5335 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation review of your case.

What Is Premises Liability?

Premises liability is when a property owner is negligent in their duty to prevent an avoidable accident and, therefore, an individual is harmed as a result. Everyone must follow the law when visiting public places, but what about the property owner’s legal requirements when we are visitors?

The unfortunate reality is that most premises liability accidents are usually preventable. A simple “Caution” sign can help you avoid paying thousands of dollars in medical expenses, rehabilitation, and lost wages. We want to help you get the coverage you need to pay for these expenses.

Common Premises Liability Cases

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Dog bites and attacks
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Hotel accidents
  • Infections or foodborne illnesses
  • Negligent security
  • Occupational exposure
  • Injuries resulting from broken equipment, poor snow/ice removal, poor lighting, etc.

Premises Liability Injury Lawyers in Southern Illinois

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When you have been hurt due to an accident through no fault of your own, you deserve to be represented by someone who has your best interests at heart and is driven to get you justice. The attorneys of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. are accomplished lawyers in all areas of personal injury law and have been trusted by the Southern Illinois community for generations. With your best interests at heart and a track record of successfully helping Illinois families recover from devastating events by obtaining the compensation they deserve, the personal injury lawyers of Hassakis & Hassakis offer the best legal representation available for you and your family after you have been injured in a car accident, workplace accident, dog bite, or any other type of personal injury.

Helping injured Illinoisians since 1950

Premises Liability Lawyers in Southern Illinois


Premises Liability Lawyer Southern Illinois. Grocery stores, hotels and motels, restaurants, office buildings, retail stores, and other public places have many unseen dangers, and falls are common. However, the landowners and managers have a legal duty to keep these public places safe for their customers. If you have been injured on someone else's property, you may be able to bring a premises liability action against the property owner. Our law office is experienced in taking action against negligent property owners and can help you get compensation for your injuries.

Since 1950, Hassakis & Hassakis provides passionate, client-centered representation to all our Southern Illinois personal injury clients. Our attorneys are ready to listen to you, fully investigate your case, and prepare a strategy that is built to get you justice following a Southern Illinois premises liability accident. If you have suffered an injury due to another entity's negligence, call us today at (618) 244-5335 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation review of your case.

What Is Premises Liability?

Premises liability is when a property owner is negligent in their duty to prevent an avoidable accident and, therefore, an individual is harmed as a result. Everyone must follow the law when visiting public places, but what about the property owner’s legal requirements when we are visitors?

The unfortunate reality is that most premises liability accidents are usually preventable. A simple “Caution” sign can help you avoid paying thousands of dollars in medical expenses, rehabilitation, and lost wages. We want to help you get the coverage you need to pay for these expenses.

Common Premises Liability Cases

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Dog bites and attacks
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Hotel accidents
  • Infections or foodborne illnesses
  • Negligent security
  • Occupational exposure
  • Injuries resulting from broken equipment, poor snow/ice removal, poor lighting, etc.

Premises Liability Injury Lawyers in Southern Illinois

Injury Law Practice Areas


When you have been hurt due to an accident through no fault of your own, you deserve to be represented by someone who has your best interests at heart and is driven to get you justice. The attorneys of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. are accomplished lawyers in all areas of personal injury law and have been trusted by the Southern Illinois community for generations. With your best interests at heart and a track record of successfully helping Illinois families recover from devastating events by obtaining the compensation they deserve, the personal injury lawyers of Hassakis & Hassakis offer the best legal representation available for you and your family after you have been injured in a car accident, workplace accident, dog bite, or any other type of personal injury.

Premises Liability Injury Attorneys

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.

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