Premises liability is a broad area of personal injury law that defines the responsibility of those in possession of land or property for injuries suffered by persons on the premises. This practice area covers a wide variety of personal injury cases, including:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Toxic torts (i.e. asbestos exposure)
- Negligent security
- Unmarked hazards
- Stairway accidents
- Elevator accidents
- Falling merchandise
- Porch and balcony defects
- Swimming pool accidents
Essentially, if you are injured in an accident on another persons property because the conditions of the property were unsafe or dangerous, you may have a premises liability case.
Burden of Proof
In premise liability cases, the plaintiff must prove that negligence on the part of the property owner caused his/her injuries. Whether a property is private, public or commercial, the property owner (or renter) has a responsibility to make sure it is reasonably safe. In a legal action, the plaintiff must show that the defendant either knew of the hazard on his/her property or should have known of the hazard. It is important to hire an experienced premises liability attorney to handle your premises liability case, as some cases can be difficult to prove.
Attorney Bogdan Martinovich has decades of experience litigating and negotiating premises liability cases. He is familiar with a wide variety of these types of cases and has a proven track record of helping his clients receive the maximum possible recovery for their injuries. Some premise liability cases can be quite complicated. For example, cases in which more than one party may be liable often involve bringing claims against multiple defendants and insurance companies. Mr. Martinovich is skilled in managing the intricacies of these cases and making the process as painless as possible for his clients.
If you have been injured in Lake County, Cook County or McHenry County as the result of someone elses negligence, contact us for a free consultation to discuss your case. Remember, statutes of limitations apply to personal injury cases. So contact us as soon as possible to file your claim.