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Joliet Premises Liability Attorneys

Attorneys Assisting with Injuries Caused by Property Owner Negligence

Most accidents giving rise to premises liability accidents occur in businesses like retail stores or restaurants. However, they may also occur in private homes. When you are allowed onto another party's premises, you should reasonably be able to expect that the premises are safe for you.

If there is a dangerous condition on the property - which could be as simple as a spill on the floor - and you are injured, you may be entitled to compensation. Perhaps the most well-known and common type of premises liability accidents is a slip and fall. However, many types of accidents that occur on another party's premises may fall under the umbrella of premises liability.

Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol LLC is experienced in helping people who have been injured while visiting a store, restaurant, bar, or another person's home. We will begin with a complete assessment of your case, during which we will actively seek out any evidence available. In many cases, we find that the accident or the events leading up to a personal injury have been captured by a surveillance camera or witnessed by others. Our attorneys will carefully analyze your financial and noneconomic damages alike so that we can understand what your claim is worth and ask for nothing less.

What Needs to be Proven in a Premises Liability Case?

There are a few legal elements that we will need to prove in order to succeed in your premises liability case.

The first is that you belonged on the premises - this element is generally met if you were in an establishment open to the public or were allowed onto someone else's property. Proving this shows that the party in control of the premises had a duty to use reasonable care in keeping the premises safe.

We then must prove that there was an unreasonably dangerous condition on the premises that the party controlling the premises knew or should have known existed. In a slip and fall case, for example, this element may be met by showing that there was a spill on the floor that had been reported to the staff, but not cleaned up in a timely manner. Other common dangerous conditions in premises liability cases may include a missing or loose handrail on a staircase or an unfenced swimming pool accessible to children.

We must also show that the dangerous condition is what caused your injury. In a slip and fall case, this is generally straightforward and can be met by showing that you fell and got hurt because the floor was slippery.

Proof of your injury and the financial and other damages associated with it are also required. This likely means that you will need to show medical records related to the accident. You may be able to recover compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.

Slip and Fall Catastrophic Injury Lawyers in Will County

Slip and fall injuries can be very serious. Often, these accidents could have been prevented if the party maintaining the premises had been more careful about safety. Severe back and brain injuries are sadly not uncommon after a slip and fall. Our attorneys are skilled in assisting those who have sustained a catastrophic injury in recovering the long-term compensation they will require.

The sooner you contact us after a slip and fall, the more evidence we may be able to identify and preserve. We will begin investigating immediately to seek out any proof available.

Contact a Will County Premises Liability Lawyer

Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol LLC is well-versed in the laws protecting those who enter another party's premises. We will pursue the highest possible amount of compensation for you. As we work on contingency fees, you will only pay if we recover funds for you. To begin with a free consultation, please contact us at 815-730-1977.

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