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Cook County Premises Liability Lawyers

Evanston Premises Liability Lawyers

Attorneys in Glenview and Northbrook for Victims Injured on Another's Property

In many ways, the world we live in today is much safer than it has ever been, but dangerous conditions can be found almost anywhere. Unfortunately, accidents happen from time to time, and sometimes, people are injured. Many of these accidents are entirely preventable, and they only occur because of negligence on the part of someone other than the individual who got hurt. When a person suffers injuries on another party's property, the victim is often able to seek compensation from the property owner through a personal injury claim under the area of the law called "premises liability."

The knowledgeable premises liability attorneys at Gruzmark Law, Ltd. help injured victims and their families every day. Premises liability cases can be extremely complicated, but it is crucial to hold negligent or reckless property owners accountable when their careless actions or inactions cause others to suffer injuries. If you have been injured in any type of accident on someone else's property, contact our firm to learn about your options for pursuing damages.

Your Rights to Be Kept Safe

Federal law and statutes in every state place a great deal of responsibility on entities and individuals who own property to make sure that visitors to their property remain safe at all times. Under these laws, property owners and occupants, such as commercial tenants or management companies, are responsible for taking reasonable measures to identify and eliminate hazards and potential dangers before they can contribute to a guest being hurt. If eliminating the hazard completely is not possible or reasonable, the owner must warn those entering the property about the danger. If an owner is lax in any of these responsibilities, he or she could be found liable for any injuries sustained by visitors due to the hazardous condition.

Types of Premises Liability Accidents and Injuries

A large number of accidents are commonly considered to fall into the category of premises liability. Many of the injuries caused by premises liability accidents are fairly minor, including strains, sprains, scratches, and bruises. However, many others are far more serious—and possibly life-changing—such as brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and broken bones. In some cases, a victim may require months or even years of focused medical care to make a full recovery. Other victims never fully recover and are left with issues related to their injuries for the rest of their lives.

There are many different types of injuries that a person might sustain in a premises liability accident, and there are many different types of premises liability cases. Some of the common include:

Recovering Compensation for an Illinois Premises Liability Injury

In order to recover compensation in a premises liability case, you and your attorney will generally need to show that several specific things are true. First, you will need to show that you were owed a duty of care by the owner of the property. This element is usually straightforward if you were permitted to be on the property. Next, you must demonstrate that a hazardous condition existed on the premises and that the owner was aware or should have been aware of it. Finally, you must prove that the owner did not address the hazardous condition adequately and that you were injured as a result of the unaddressed dangerous condition. If you can prove all of these things, you will likely be successful in recovering the damages you need to start putting your life back together.

Contact Us for Help

For more information about recovering compensation for premises liability injuries, contact the office of Gruzmark Law, Ltd. Call 847-729-7660 for a free consultation with a member of our team today. We represent individual and families in Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County, the North Shore, Glenview, Northbrook, Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, Evanston, Skokie, and the surrounding areas.

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