Premises Liability Attorney – Nokomis & Litchfield, IL

Injuries and accidents are, unfortunately, very common. If you are injured on the property of another person, though, you may be able to hold that property owner liable for damages.

To learn about premises liability laws and how our Nokomis and Litchfield, IL premises liability lawyer at the Law Office of Glenn & West can assist you, please call our law firm today for a free consultation.

What Is Premises Liability?

Premises liability is a theory of liability that holds that a property owner can be held liable for harm caused to others on their property if the harm was a result of a property owner’s failure to exercise the required degree of care. A property owner has a duty to:

  • Maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition
  • Repair or correct hazards on their property within a reasonable amount of time
  • Warn others of the hazard if the property owner knows about it

These duties pertain to all of those who lawfully enter a property in Illinois. If you can prove that your injury would not have occurred but for a hazard on another’s property, and that the property owner knew or should have known of the hazard and failed to remedy it within a reasonable amount of time, you can bring forth a claim for damages.

Types of Premises Liability Claims

A premises liability claim can be brought any time that a person is injured on the property of another and the property owner’s negligence is the cause. Examples of premises liability claims include:

  • Slip, trip, and fall claims
  • Drowning and near-drowning claims
  • Machinery and equipment injuries
  • Child injuries, such as trampoline and playground injuries
  • Dog bites
  • Four-Wheeler/ATV/UTV accident injuries
  • And more

How a Lawyer Can Help

If you have been injured on another’s property, our premises liability lawyers can assist you. We will represent you by:

  • Investigating your case
  • Proving that a hazard existed on the property in question
  • Gathering evidence to prove that the property owner had knowledge of, or should have had knowledge of, the dangerous condition
  • Proving that an unreasonable amount of time passed from when the property owner learned of the condition and your injury occurred
  • Proving that your injuries would not have occurred but for the hazardous condition and the property owner’s negligence
  • Dealing with the property owner’s homeowner’s insurance agency to file and try to resolve the claim

In addition to the above, we can also assist you in proving the degree of damages you’ve suffered, negotiating your settlement, and litigating your case in court if necessary.

Get Legal Help Today

If you have been injured on another’s property and have incurred physical injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, our premises liability lawyer in Nokomis & Litchfield at the Law Office of Glenn & West wants to help. Please call our law firm today to schedule a free consultation, or use the intake form on our website to request more information. We work on a contingency fee basis (i.e., are only paid if you are), and never charge upfront legal fees. We are here to serve you, and will work hard to maximize your recovery amount.