If you are injured at someone’s home or business through no fault of your own, you may have a claim to recover for your injuries under a premises liability theory. Some of the circumstances that can give rise to a claim for injury under a premises liability theory are the following:
- A location with insufficient security measures that puts you at risk for harm as a result of crime (shootings, sexual assault, theft with intent to harm, murder)
- Unsafe or unmaintained interior, exterior, or yard/property (broken stairs, weak floors, unsupported balconies, trees with branches that could fall, poisonous plants, slick or icy surfaces)
- Slip and fall due to maintenance, neglect, or poorly placed items (like a display that narrows an aisle that causes a fall)
- Electrocution danger due to insufficient safety measures in installation or maintenance
- Dangerous pets (dogs, cats, exotic animals)
- Dangerous chemicals (cleaning or yard products)
- A swimming pool or trampoline that is not adequately fenced or does not have appropriate warning signs/labels.
In these circumstances and many others, an owner, landlord, tenant, or other authorized manager of a property could be held liable for injuries or crimes that take place at a location under their supervision.
If you or someone you know was injured during their use or presence on a premises, contact Lyndsay by phone at 312-523-2158 or email at email@example.com for your free consultation to discuss your options.