When a floor is wet and too slippery, or loose building materials pose a hazard by blocking a walking path in a building, preventing a person from safely navigating through it, a serious injury becomes a very real possibility.
While no one can control the weather, it is the responsibility of building owners and merchants to provide safe walkways leading to their property even when weather conditions play a role in causing the accident. Also, uneven pavement or flooring, including carpeting, can cause a person to trip and injure him or herself. When this happens and premises liability is demonstrated, the owner of the building can be held liable for all expenses associated with the injury, including medical costs, pain and suffering, and lost income.
Naperville Premises Liability Lawyer
I am Gregory J. Abbott, Attorney at Law. I am experienced in determining who is at fault when a person is injured in a slip-and-fall accident. In the case of premises liability, accountability often lies in the hands of property owners, but it may reside with a leaser, management company or maintenance company. It is their duty to ensure that facilities they own are properly maintained, and that all people who pass through the property are safe.
It is important to note that premises liability can refer to instances where a person is injured because proper exits are not put into place, or when a person is the victim of a crime and certain safety measures, such as adequate lighting in parking lots, are not installed. It can also include on-the-job injuries, where an employee is injured as the result of dangerous conditions existing at the workplace and the owner of the workplace fails to warn the employee of the danger.
I am an experienced DuPage County, Illinois, personal injury attorney, and I am well-versed in all aspects of premises liability law. If you or a loved one has been injured by what you believe was premises negligence, please don't hesitate to contact me. As a Downers Grove slip-and-fall lawyer, I can examine every aspect of your case to ensure that negligent parties are held responsible. Call my office at 630-324-0836 or email me for a free consultation, and I will help you get the compensation that you deserve. There is no fee unless you win.