Property owners have a legal responsibility to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition so it doesn’t pose a danger to others. When they fail to do this, they can be held liable for accidents and resulting injuries.
Examples of property owner duty of care include:
- Homeowners need to keep their sidewalks shoveled and free of ice in the winter and repair broken or crumbling stairs.
- Municipalities need to maintain public sidewalks, roadways, and playground equipment in parks so they don’t risk injuring people.
- Owners of retail stores, shopping malls, office buildings, sports arenas, and anywhere else open to the public must keep their property well-lit and safe.
If there is a broken railing, a wet floor, or a sidewalk trip hazard, the property owner must fix it or warn people of the danger. Otherwise, the hazard can result in a slip and fall accident, retail accident, pedestrian accident, or another type of premises accident like falling merchandise. Any of these can ultimately lead to serious and even catastrophic injuries.
Were you injured on someone else’s property? Contact Woodruff Johnson & Evans to discuss your case with one of our premises liability lawyers in Chicago. Call (866) 400-4450 for a free consultation.
Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common types of premises liability claims. While many people do not think of slip and falls as particularly dangerous, they can actually result in serious injuries like broken bones, head and spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injury, paralysis, and more.
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If you have been injured because a property owner failed to adequately maintain his or her property, please contact a premises liability or slip and fall lawyer at Woodruff Johnson & Evans today for a free initial consultation and case evaluation. Whether you were injured in a fall on an icy parking lot, on a slippery floor, or falling down a broken stairway, we can help you work to collect financial compensation for your injury, lost work time, pain and suffering, and medical care. We have offices in Chicago, Aurora, and Champaign, and we proudly serve clients throughout Illinois.
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