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Premises Liability

The Lawyers You Need & Deserve

Birth Injury
$12.0 Million
A mother was given excessive Pitocin during labor which caused brain damage to her newborn child. Shortly after filing the lawsuit, the hospital and doctor offered $12 million to settle the case. This money will be used to take care of the child and give her as full a life as possible under the circumstances.
Birth Injury
$10.0 Million
A routine ultrasound taken just prior to her due date showed that the twins were in fetal distress and emergency procedures needed to be undertaken. The radiologist misread the ultrasound noting it was normal. One of the infants was stillborn at birth and the other infant suffered profound brain damage until the time of his death at the age of 7. The hospital and doctor settled the case for $10 million.
Injured Worker
$8.3 Million
Carpenter was installing panels at a local job site and fell from a hydraulic lift resulting in serious injuries.
Emergency Room Error
$8.0 Million
A woman was mistakenly given a death penalty drug when she was admitted to a hospital with a stomach ache. The drug, which is a paralytic agent, caused the woman to stop breathing. She went into cardiac arrest and although she was rescued by the emergency room doctor, she suffered brain damage.
$7.0 Million
A young girl was injured in a collision when her mother had to swerve in order to avoid a Pace Van. The mother of an 18-month-old who sustained a lacerated liver after a medical-transportation van allegedly cut off the mother’s minivan and caused it to crash has settled her lawsuit for $7 million.
Fall at Work
$3.75 Million
An apprentice plumber fell through the floor of Trump Tower landing on the concrete below. He sustained injuries to his back, shoulder, and ankle. He was able to return to work following the accident.
Auto Accident
$3.5 Million
Settlement obtained for a 52-year old woman who suffered a broken leg after a car accident. According to the radiologist at the hospital, he reported a blood clot that was in danger of moving to her lungs, but her reporting doctors claimed they never received the report.
Head Injury
$3.5 Million
In 2012, Trapp & Geller settled a case against the general contractor and others in the amount of $3.5 million for negligence in allowing a support beam to fall, striking a laborer's head. The laborer suffered herniated discs in the neck.
Wrongful Death
$2.5 Million
A truck driver was standing on a roadway waiting for assistance after his truck broke down. A passing truck struck him resulting in his death.
Rear-End Collision
$2.3 Million
A 26- year old woman, while waiting in the drive-through line at a fast-food restaurant, was struck from behind injuring her shoulder. The injury developed into a rare nerve disorder called reflex sympathetic dystrophy or complex regional pain syndrome.

Chicago Premises Liability Attorneys

Selected as "Top Rated Personal Injury Attorneys in Chicago" by Super Lawyers

Property owners owe what is referred as a “duty of care” to people who live, work or otherwise occupy or frequent premises they are responsible for.

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 bitten by a dog in front of a private home, you should first seek prompt medical treatment, and then speak with a premises liability attorneys at Trapp & Geller.

Our premises liability attorneys 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.

Common Types of Premises Liability Locations

Premises Liability laws are in place to hold property owners accountable for accidents and injuries on their property. Incidents can range from slip and fall accidents to dog bites. Common premises liability settings are:

  • Shopping centers
  • Discount stores
  • Any retail outlets
  • Apartment complexes
  • College dormitories
  • Sports facilities
  • Parking lots
  • Bars and restaurants
  • Warehouses
  • Repair facilities
  • Entryways
  • Elevators
  • Escalators
  • Stairways

Who is Responsible for My Injury?

You have the right to a reasonable expectation of safety when you enter or exit a property. The responsibility to ensure visitors’ safety falls on the property owner. They must provide a relatively safe environment to all those welcomed on their property.

Questions to ask in a premises liability case:

  • Under what circumstances did the injured individual enter the property?
  • Was the injury reasonably predictable or foreseeable by the property owner?
  • Was there any effort from the property owner to warm visitors or dangers?
  • Was there an effort by the property owner to repair dangerous conditions?

Trusted Premises Liability Lawyers

When faced with a premises liability case, it can be hard to know where to turn and how to get started. Dealing with injuries and navigating the legal system can seem overwhelming at first. Fortunately, our trusted and experienced premises liability lawyers can help guide you through this process and represent you throughout your case. At our firm, we have more than 30 years of experience handling premises liability cases in Chicago.

Our attorneys understand the intricacies of premises liability law, and we will work tirelessly on your behalf to achieve the best possible outcome for your situation. Whether you are dealing with a slip-and-fall accident on another person’s property or an injury sustained due to safety issues on commercial premises, our premises liability team is here to help. Contact our premises liability attorney Chicago today for more information about how we can assist you in your premises liability case.

Contact a Premises Liability Attorney

Premises liability cases lead to civil lawsuits against owners, managers and others who shared responsibility for keeping buildings and grounds safe.

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 online or by telephone at (312) 368-1444 to schedule a consultation with premises liability attorneys in Chicago.

Why Choose Trapp & Geller?

We Win. We Guide. We Produce.
More than 25 Years of Experience

Trapp & Geller has a passion for protecting the rights of the injured. We have the skill, experience, and knowledge to provide you with the highest legal advocacy. We will not rest until you get the compensation you deserve.

Customized Legal Strategies

Each of our attorneys is in it to win your case as much of you are and take pride in getting the best possible result. With that, your dedicated attorney is always available and will even text you regarding your goals and case.

Responsive & Informative

Our attorneys work with you one-on-one and make sure that, at every step of the process, you are fully aware of your case. We are fighting for your rights and always make sure that we are doing what is best for you.

Over $400 Million Recovered

The attorneys at Trapp & Geller have the experience and knowledge to not only win, but to win BIG. When you entrust our team with your case, you can rest assured that we will fight for the maximum amount of compensation.

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