Property owners owe what is known as a “duty of care” to people who live, work or otherwise occupy or frequent premises they are responsible for, such as:
- Shopping centers
- Discount stores
- Any retail outlets
- Apartment complexes
- College dormitories
- Sports facilities
- Parking lots
- Bars and restaurants
- Repair facilities
Premises liability cases lead to civil lawsuits against owners, managers and others who shared responsibility for keeping buildings and grounds safe.
If you were injured when you tripped and fell on torn carpet, slipped and fell in an icy parking lot, suffered injuries in a bar fight or were bitten by a dog in front of a private home, you should seek prompt medical treatment. Proper medical intervention can help ensure that your physical recovery is as successful as possible.
You should also talk to an attorney who can advise you of your rights. You may need help paying medical bills. Costs can escalate quickly even in the case of a seemingly minor injury. A broken ankle or a hand or wrist injury can require surgery and cause lingering chronic pain. Furthermore, you may not know until some time goes by what your ultimate physical outcome will be.
Meanwhile, lawyers or insurance company representatives from the other side may pressure you to accept a quick — and low — payment. Before you sign anything or cash a check, talk to an attorney who will advise you with your best interests clearly in focus.
Contact A Cook County Injury Lawyer
For more than 30 years, attorneys at Trapp & Geller have represented the injured. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of plaintiffs in personal injury and premises liability cases. We are available to evaluate your case in a free initial consultation at our Chicago law offices. Contact us today through an email message or call 312-818-2591 to schedule a consultation with a premises liability lawyer in Illinois.