When Property Owners Neglect The Safety Of Guests: Premises Liability Claims

Some commercial and residential property owners let the maintenance of their property go for so long that it becomes dangerous for guests and visitors. Even when property owners do not care for their premises as they should, they are expected to take reasonable measures to warn their guests of any unsafe conditions.

If reasonable measures are not taken to maintain their property or to warn their guests of unsafe property conditions, owners may be held financially responsible for any injuries that guests or visitors sustain as a result. If you or someone you loved was injured because of dangerous property conditions, the attorneys at Rapier Law Firm can assess your claim and then help you take any legal action necessary to pursue compensation for your injury.

Establishing Liability In Slip-And-Fall Claims

To establish liability for a slip-and-fall accident that occurred on the commercial property, accident victims must be able to prove one of three things:

  • That the property owner was directly responsible for the premises conditions that caused the accident
  • That the property owner knew about the dangerous conditions but did nothing to fix it
  • That the property owner should have known about the dangerous property conditions because any other reasonable person would be able to identify and address the problem

When it comes to residential properties like apartment complexes and single-family homes, the rules are somewhat different. To establish liability in these cases, it is necessary to prove that the following conditions are true:

  • The owner, landlord, or property management group possessed control over the dangerous property condition that caused the accident
  • Repairing the condition would not be unreasonable
  • The accident was a foreseeable consequence of that failure to repair the dangerous condition
  • Your injury was the result of the property owner's lack of action

Claiming Compensation With A Slip-And-Fall Claim

Once you are ready to move forward with your claim, our attorneys can help you understand the legal action that you may be able to take against the property owner found to be liable for your accident. We can develop a comprehensive legal strategy to help you pursue compensation for all costs that you may have incurred because of your injury, including but not limited to the following:

  • The medical and rehabilitative care you need to make a recovery
  • The income you are not able to earn while you are recovering
  • Any diminishment to your overall quality of life

Though the prospect of taking on your landlord, a private property owner, or a large property management company may seem overwhelming now, it will be in your best interests to begin working through the claims process as soon as you are able. When you do, our legal team can be right there with you to fight on your behalf.

Get A Free Consultation About Your Case

The process of pursuing compensation for a slip-and-fall accident can be difficult, and our lawyers are prepared to help you navigate those complexities as we pursue the compensation you need to offset the costs of your injury. To speak with a lawyer from Rapier Law Firm about your accident, please call us at 331-305-5229 or send us a message online. Our firm is based in Naperville, Illinois, and we work with clients nationwide.