Premises Liability


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.

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 312-313-1340 to schedule a consultation with premises liability attorneys in Chicago

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?

We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients.


Woman who tripped over Parking Barrier

$750k Settlement

Mom hit in head by Basketball at toy store

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205 W Wacker Dr., Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60606
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Phone: 312-368-1444
Fax: 312-263-1108

The law offices of Trapp & Geller, located in downtown Chicago, serves clients throughout the Chicago metropolitan area and the State of Illinois.