File an Effective Claim & Secure Essential Damages
In Illinois, property owners are legally required to provide reasonably safe environments to invitees (customers and public property guests) and licensees (social guests). If there is a known safety hazard on the property, an owner is expected to correct or repair it as soon as possible. In the meantime, the property owner needs to place visible warnings signs to warn potential passersby about the hazard.
Premises liability injuries commonly occur at:
- Parking lots
- Office buildings
- Amusement parks
Premises liability accidents frequently lead to serious and preventable injuries that often necessitate expensive and ongoing medical treatments. Even something as simple as a crack in the concrete or a broken handrail can lead to a catastrophic injury. If you've been injured due to the negligence of a property owner, contact the Arlington Heights premises liability attorneys at Ahmad Law Firm. By filing a premises liability claim, you can hold the responsible party accountable for their negligence and recover essential economic and non-economic damages.
Contact our Arlington Heights premises liability lawyers at (847) 791-2294 to schedule a free consultation.
Can I File a Premises Liability Claim?
Unfortunately, not all accidents or injuries are grounds for a premises liability lawsuit. To secure a positive case result, your legal team needs to effectively prove that the property owner's negligence is directly responsible for your injuries.
You can only receive compensation in a premises liability lawsuit if:
- The defendant owns and/or controls the land
- Your injury wasn't caused by your own recklessness
- You weren't intoxicated when the injury was sustained
- The defendant's actions or inactions are responsible for your injury
- You weren't trespassing on private property (there are exceptions to this rule)
At Ahmad Law Firm, we can research your case and investigate the landowner's history as a property owner. We can utilize this evidence to develop a litigation strategy that proves the property owner failed to reasonably maintain their property. Most importantly, we can confirm that the property owner was aware, or should have been aware, of the hazard, and ultimately failed to correct it.
Premises liability injuries are commonly caused by:
- Falling objects
- Slippery floors
- Obstructed or damaged pathways
- Loose wires
- Inadequate building security
- Dog attacks
- Unsafe playground equipment
Whether the accident occurred on private or public property, you may be able to recover compensation that alleviates your injury-related financial losses. Per the statute of limitations in Illinois, a plaintiff has 2 years to file a premises liability claim against a negligent landowner.
However, the property owner's legal team may try to dispute your claim by alleging that you are partially or fully responsible for your injuries. Because Illinois is a contributory negligence state, your compensation may be reduced if the defendant's legal team can verify that you didn't exercise reasonable caution for your own safety. Fortunately, our Arlington Heights premises liability lawyers are skilled and trial-tested litigators who can aggressively represent your interests in court.
Schedule a Consultation with an Experienced Premises Liability Attorney
If you're ready to pursue damages, contact the Arlington Heights premises liability lawyers at Ahmad Law Firm today. You can trust our legal team to guide you through each step of this complex legal process. With our guidance, you can obtain a beneficial settlement or verdict that reflects your legal objectives.