What duty does the property owner have?
In the state of Illinois, landowners or the people or organizations that own buildings have a responsibility to provide a safe property and to give adequate warning regarding the possibility of any hazards. If you are injured on someone else’s property, you may have a premises liability case. The qualified lawyers at the law offices of Attorney Dan Newlin are experienced in negligent security and can help you figure out if you are entitled to compensation—and if so, how to proceed with a case.
Being the victim of someone else negligence, such as a business owner who fails to prevent the occurrence of a foreseeable physical harm, in Chicago or the Suburbs may entitle you to thousands of dollars for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills and long term physical and emotional care. At the Law Office of Attorney Dan Newlin Chicago, we have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury victims and accident victims and we will fight for you!!! At the law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin, Chicago, we are honored to protect and fight for victims of negligent security.
In order for the injured party to be eligible for compensation in such a case:
- The injured party needs to prove that the landowner had prior knowledge of potential hazards or risk of harm.
- The injured party should prove that the landowner didn’t expect someone would discover the danger.
- And that this failure to make the potential hazard known is what caused the injury.
So, what is meant by a potential hazard? This type of danger is defined as something on a property that presents an unreasonable risk to people who are on the property though it may not be obvious to them. Since it is the landowner’s responsibility to protect people who visit their property, an injured party could be held accountable. In other words, the landowner has a legal duty to ensure safety. This legal duty can also be due to advertising claims, state laws, city ordinances or contractual provisions. So if you think you have a case, do not hesitate to call a lawyer.
One important thing to note though is that if you are injured on someone’s property but were trespassing, you might not necessarily be able to hold the landowner accountable. In Illinois, you only have a case if the landowner deliberately intended to harm trespassers—for instance, if they set intentional traps or created pitfalls.
If on the other hand you are invited to someone’s property, the state of Illinois requires that the landowner keep the premises safe, using reasonable care to investigate potential dangers and that they warn those they invite to the property of any potential hazards. For example, if the landowner knows previous crimes in the neighborhood may put you at risk but they fail to disclose that, you might have a case.
No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced negligent security attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time. If you have questions about your negligent security case call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation.
If you have of someone you know has suffered an injury on someone else’s property and think the landowner could be held responsible, call the attorneys at the law offices of Attorney Dan Newlin & Partners at (312) 888-8000 for a no-cost consultation. Our dedicated team can help you better understand negligent security claims and, if you have a case, stand by your side through the entire legal battle in an effort to get you any compensation you might be owed.
My staff and I always consider it an honor to be contacted by the victims of negligent security, and we will always be ready to listen to all of your concerns over the damages and losses you have suffered as a result of someone else negligence. On many occasions we find that victims of negligent security many times have not only severe physical injuries but also severe emotional injuries are also left with permanent incapacitating injuries. Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced negligent security lawyers will fight for you. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced negligent security attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.
Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago negligent security attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims.
If you have questions about your negligent security case call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.