Chicago Premises Liability Lawyer
Helping Victims Pursue Premises Liability Claims Throughout Chicago
Premises liability is an umbrella term that refers to any accident, injury, or death caused by property owner negligence. This could include a slip and fall injury at the grocery store, an injury caused by dangerous machinery in the workplace, or a drowning accident in a hotel pool. While these accidents may not appear to have much in common, each is the result of a dangerous premises and negligent property owner.
Under premises liability law, you can hold property owners responsible for their negligence through a premises liability claim or lawsuit. At Morici, Longo & Associates, our premises liability attorneys in Chicago have served clients since 1998. Unlike some firms, we take on small caseloads so we can easily provide the representation each of our clients need and deserve. Additionally, we take our cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you don't pay us until you get a recovery.
Examples of Premises Liability:
- Broken, uneven sidewalks or walkways
- Slippery surfaces, including spills
- Poorly lit or unmarked stairways
- Unlit / unsafe parking garages
- Any premises with inadequate security
- Dog bites or animal attacks
- Swimming pool accidents
- Elevator or escalator accidents
- Mugging or assault resulting from negligent security
Premises Liability Law Comes With Specific Challenges
In most cases, premises liability injuries happen in businesses. If you want to seek justice and compensation for your injury, you may have to go up against a large company, business, or corporation. In many cases, large companies will take significant measures to cover up acts of blatant negligence. Whether you tripped and fell on a faulty sidewalk or suffered the loss of a loved one in a fatal accident, it is imperative to work with the right premises liability lawyer in Chicago.
How Do You Prove Premises Liability?
In order to win a premises liability claim, you will need to prove the following:
- The property owner owed you a certain duty of care
- The owner of the property demonstrated negligence or failure to uphold that duty of care
- The owner's negligence directly resulted in your injuries
Proving negligence in a premises liability claim can be difficult. By hiring professional lawyers to represent you, you ensure that you are prepared to go to trial when the property owner or business refuses to take your claim seriously.
How Morici, Longo & Associates Can Help You
At Morici, Longo & Associates, we have the experience of a big firm with the personalized representation of a boutique legal practice. Let us put our knowledge and experience to work for your case. If you sustained an injury, you can seek compensation for virtually any financial or noneconomic loss caused by your accident. This includes hospitalization, missed or lost wages, physical therapy, emotional damages, and more.