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Attorneys for Injuries Caused by Building Owner Negligence in Cook County, South Shore, and Englewood

A person or company that owns a building is required to make sure the premises are safe for those who are allowed to enter and use the property. When a property owner fails to meet this "duty of care," they may be held liable for injuries that occur as a result of their negligence. Premises liability may apply in cases where a building's tenants suffer injuries because of the negligence of a landlord, as well as in situations where customers are injured at malls or stores and other buildings that are open to the public. Victims of these types of injuries need to work with an attorney who can help them recover financial compensation for the damages suffered because of a building owner's negligence.

The law firm of Karchmar & Lambert, P.C. was founded in 2002, and ever since then, our lawyers have been working to protect the rights and interests of those who have been injured by other people's negligence. We have helped our clients receive millions of dollars in personal injury verdicts and settlements, and we have the knowledge and skill needed to help victims successfully hold other people or companies responsible for the harm done to them and their families.

Forms of Building Owner Negligence

A property owner must make sure buildings are properly maintained. Any issues that threaten the health and safety of tenants or visitors should be corrected as soon as possible, and warnings about known hazards should be provided to minimize the risk of injury. A building's tenants or visitors may suffer injuries due to:

  • Improper maintenance - Failure to perform repairs of known hazards can lead to multiple different types of injuries. For example, a damaged floor may lead to slip, trip, and fall injuries, or appliances or wiring that have not been properly installed could cause fires or electrocution injuries.
  • Inadequate security - If a building is in an area where people are at risk of being robbed or assaulted, a building owner may need to employ security guards to ensure that tenants and visitors are safe from harm. An owner should also make sure a building has the necessary security measures in place, such as door locks, window latches, and security cameras.
  • Toxic substances - Landlords should be sure tenants are fully informed about the presence of asbestos, lead paint, or other substances that could cause health issues, and the proper measures should be taken to mitigate these concerns whenever possible. Carbon monoxide detectors should be installed to detect the presence of this harmful gas, and any leaks that are discovered should be repaired immediately.
  • Lack of fire protection - A property owner should ensure that smoke alarms are installed and working properly, along with any other systems that may be needed, such as sprinklers or fire extinguishers.
  • Dangerous swimming pools - In addition to ensuring that a pool is properly maintained, which includes maintaining the correct chemical levels and making sure pumps and other equipment are in proper working order, lifeguards may need to be provided at public pools, and a property owner should make sure visitors are following safety rules. Proper fencing and other protective methods should also be used to prevent children from drowning when a pool is closed.

Contact a Kenwood Premises Liability Attorney

Whether you are a tenant who has been injured because of the negligence of your landlord or a person who suffered harm because a building's owner did not take the proper steps to protect your safety, Karchmar & Lambert, P.C. can provide the legal help you need. We will gather evidence to show that your injuries were caused by a property owner's negligence, and we will fight to make sure you receive the financial compensation you deserve. To set up a free consultation, contact us at 312-977-1300. We assist with personal injury cases throughout Cook County and the surrounding suburbs, including but not limited to neighborhoods in Chicago such as Bronzeville, Chatham, Ashburn, Garfield Park, South Shore, Englewood, Pullman, Gresham, Kenwood, and Austin.

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