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Chicago Premises Liability Attorney

Garfield Park property owner liability attorneys

Lawyers for Accidents and Injuries on Someone Else's Property in Cook County, Englewood, and Chatham

Serious injuries can happen at any time and in any place. This can sometimes leave victims unsure about how to proceed, and they may have trouble determining who is liable for their damages. Fortunately, victims may be able to hold a property owner responsible for injuries suffered when visiting their premises. In these cases, victims must usually show that they were injured because of the property owner's negligence. To ensure that they can successfully pursue compensation for their damages, victims need to work with a personal injury attorney who can help them understand their rights and options.

At Karchmar & Lambert, P.C., we provide dedicated legal help to those who have been injured because of other people's negligence. Since our firm was established in 2002, we have helped injury victims recover millions of dollars in compensation. When you work with us, we will help you understand who was responsible and gather the necessary evidence of their negligence. We can also employ medical and financial experts to establish the full extent of your injuries and damages, ensuring that you will be fully compensated.

Types of Premises Liability Cases

Property owners have a responsibility to protect the safety of those who are allowed to enter their premises. Any known hazards should be corrected or repaired, or warnings should be provided to ensure that visitors are aware of the potential risks. This "duty of care" also applies to tenants who are in control of a piece of property, meaning that a business that rents or leases land or building space will be responsible for protecting the safety of customers or other visitors to the property.

There are multiple forms of negligence by property owners that can lead to injuries that affect visitors. We can assist with cases involving:

  • Slip, trip, and fall injuries - Visitors may slip and fall on wet floors or other slippery walking surfaces, or tripping hazards such as loose or torn carpets, missing floor tiles, or cracked sidewalks may lead to serious injuries. Property owners may be held liable for these types of injuries if they did not use the proper measures to prevent slipping or tripping hazards or if they did not provide signs or other warnings to make visitors aware of these issues.
  • Stores and malls - In addition to injuries in slip, trip, and fall accidents, visitors to malls, department stores, and other retail businesses may suffer harm because of malfunctioning equipment such as elevators or escalators, merchandise falling from shelves, or failure to control crowds on busy shopping days.
  • Building owner negligence - Landlords or other property owners may be liable for injuries that occur because of the failure to perform proper maintenance, repair known hazards, or address toxic substances that may threaten the health of residents or visitors. A building's owner may also be held responsible for damages that occur because of a lack of proper security measures, such as failing to provide security cameras or security guards, lack of adequate lighting around a building, or missing or broken locks on doors and windows.

Contact Our Ashburn Premises Liability Lawyers

If you have been injured while on someone else's property, including in a private home or a public store or business, Karchmar & Lambert, P.C. can help you determine your best options for receiving financial compensation. We will investigate your case and gather the necessary evidence to show that a property owner was liable for your injuries, and we will advocate for you to receive payments that fully address your damages, including your medical expenses, income lost while recovering, and the physical and emotional pain and suffering you and your family have experienced. Contact us today and set up a complimentary consultation by calling 312-977-1300. We provide legal help and representation for injury victims in and around Chicago and Cook County, including but not limited to Chatham, Austin, Bronzeville, Garfield Park, Kenwood, Ashburn, Englewood, Gresham, South Shore, and Pullman.

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