Orland Park Premises Liability Attorney with Offices in Cook and DuPage Counties
Lawyer for Premises Liability Cases in Tinley Park, Oak Lawn and Homer Glen
When you own property, you assume responsibility for the safety of those you invite onto or into your property. Conversely, when you are invited onto or into the property of another party, he or she is responsible for your safety. If you are injured while on the property, the owner may be financially responsible for the injuries you suffered. At Schwartz Injury Law, our award-winning personal injury attorneys are proud to represent injured victims and their families as they seek justice following a premises liability accident.
Schwartz Injury Law is a full-service personal injury law firm that includes some of the region’s most accomplished attorneys. Our lawyers have been recognized as Super Lawyers Top 100, Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Leading Lawyers, and Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers to Watch, along with numerous other awards and distinctions. We know how to get results, and we are prepared to put our knowledge and experience to work for you.
Oak Forest Legal Counsel for All Types of Premises Liability Injuries
Many premises liability accidents occur due to negligent design, operation, or maintenance. Examples include:
- Slip and fall accidents on wet floors;
- Trip and fall accidents on broken sidewalks;
- Amusement park ride injuries;
- Falling merchandise or equipment;
- Day care and child care accidents;
- Injuries at a gym due to poorly maintained fitness machines; and
- Dog bites.
Premises liability injuries can also be the result of poor or negligent security. A property owner may be held liable for injuries that occur as the result of inadequate lighting, improper staff training, faulty security systems, or a failure to warn of existing dangers.
Protecting the Rights of Clients in Homer Glen and Mokena
At Schwartz Injury Law, we recognize that an accident can change your life in an instant. Our lawyers are committed to helping you determine who was at fault for your injuries and holding that party fully liable. Whether the premises in question is private property like another person’s home or a commercial space such as a shopping mall, we will work to get you the compensation you need to put your life back together.
Attorney Allen N. Schwartz and his team are committed to helping clients obtain favorable results following a premises liability accident. We have successfully handled hundreds of injury cases, including many multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts. We will conduct a full investigation into the circumstances of your accident, looking for any and all information that can be used to build your case. In many premises liability situations, insurance companies often look to limit their potential exposure by offering quick settlements that do not come close to meeting the victims’ needs. We understand the importance of negotiating with insurance companies, but we will not be intimidated into accepting a settlement that does not protect your future.
The level of responsibility that a property owner has regarding your injuries may depend on the type of property, why you were on the property, and a number of other factors. The skilled attorneys at Schwartz Injury Law are prepared to assist with injuries that occurred on commercial property, including retail stores, offices, and daycare centers, as well as public and private property.
If you are injured while on someone else’s property, you should gather as much information as possible about the accident, the hazards that led to your injury, and the identity of the property owner or the tenant who was in control of the property. If possible, you should take photos that show what led to the accident and obtain the contact information of witnesses who can give a statement about what happened. You should then receive any necessary medical treatment and speak to an attorney about your legal options as you pursue an insurance claim or a premises liability lawsuit..
In many cases, a property owner may have a homeowner’s insurance policy that provides coverage for injuries that occur on their property. A property owner or a tenant, such as the operator of a retail store, may have a liability insurance policy that addresses injuries suffered by those who were legally allowed to enter the property. These policies may provide coverage for medical expenses or other damages suffered in an accident. An attorney can speak to insurance companies on your behalf to ensure that your damages are fully covered under a policy..
A victim should be able to recover financial compensation for any damages they experienced because of the negligence of a property owner. An attorney can help determine the full value of these damages, which may include the expenses involved in any immediate or ongoing medical treatment, the loss of income while recovering from an injury or due to a permanent disability, and the physical and emotional pain and suffering that resulted from the accident..
Filing a claim with an insurance company and receiving coverage under a property owner’s insurance policy can take several months. During this time, an attorney can take steps to establish the full extent of the damages suffered, and they can negotiate a settlement with the insurance company that will meet the victim’s needs. If a victim will need to file a premises liability lawsuit against a property owner, a case will typically take one year or more to resolve.
At Schwartz Injury Law, we operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will not owe any legal fees unless we win your case. We will cover all of the costs involved in investigating your injury and obtaining evidence to demonstrate that a property owner or manager was responsible for a premises liability accident. Our fees will be a certain percentage of the amount recovered, including the coverage provided under an insurance policy or the damages awarded in a premises liability lawsuit.
Call 708-226-9000 Today
If you or a loved one has been injured while on another’s property, contact our office. With our experience and commitment to personalized service, we will work hard on your behalf in pursuit of the full compensation you deserve. Call 708-226-9000 for a free consultation today. Our firm is proud to serve injured victims and their families in Orland Park, Tinley Park, Bedford Park, Mokena, and Palos Heights.