Premises Liability “Slip and Falls”
When a visitor or guest of another person’s premises slips or trips and then falls and suffers injuries, the property owner or occupant may be liable.
In Illinois, in order for a victim to prevail in a slip and fall case, the victim and her attorneys must prove that the property owner or occupant was negligent.
To prove negligence, the victim and her attorneys must show that:
- The property owner or occupant had a duty of care to the victim
- The property owner or occupant failed to meet that duty
- But for that failure, the victim would not have been injured
- That failure (and not something else) caused the victim’s injury
- The victim was injured and suffered damages as a result
In a slip and fall case, the owner or occupant must have created dangerous conditions that caused the victim’s injury, knew about the dangerous condition but failed to warn the victim, should have known about the dangerous condition had he exercised reasonable care, or failed to maintain the property.
Slip and fall accidents happen on commercial business premises as well as on private residential premises. Our firm has experience representing victims of slip and fall accidents. If you, or a loved one, have suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident as a result of negligence, please contact us today.
Common Situations that may give rise to Premises Liability Lawsuits are:
- Animal and dog bites
- Dangerous property
- Inadequate maintenance
- Negligent or inadequate security
- Slip and fall accidents