Practice Area | Premises Liability

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 lam@lmarkleylaw.com for your free consultation to discuss your options.

Lyndsay A. Markley

Lyndsay’s career is dedicated to protecting the rights of victims. To date, Lyndsay has obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of her clients.

Lyndsay has handled cases involving sexual abuse, medical negligence, automobile/bicycle/trucking collisions, defective products and slips and falls.  To find out more about my current cases, please go to “News & Publications”

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