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Sustaining a serious accident or fall may lead to catastrophic injuries, and if the injuries occurred on someone else's property, you may have a claim for compensation. Accidents on the property of another person that fall under the scope of premises liability law allow for the injured party to file a claim against the owner or landlord of the property if he or she was negligent. If you have been injured in a premises liability accident, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys at the Law Office of James F. White, P.C. today for help.

More Than Just Slip and Falls

In general, many people associate premises liability cases with slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall accidents are unfortunately common and can lead to devastating injuries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warn about the dangers of falls, especially for older adults. In fact, the CDC reports that falls are the leading cause of nonfatal and fatal injuries among older individuals in the United States. Injuries that are commonly associated with slip and fall accidents include:

  • Concussions
  • Broken bones
  • Sprains
  • Deep lacerations
  • Internal bleeding
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Pulled muscles
  • Spinal injuries

While not every slip and fall accident is caused by someone else's negligence, many unfortunately are. When the property owners fail to make their store, property, or other premises safe for visitors, they could be held responsible for subsequent accidents.

In addition to slip and fall accidents, however, premises liability includes a host of other issues. An individual may have a premises liability claim if he or she was injured due to faulty railings, loose electrical wires, broken floorboards, or other issue on the property. A premises liability case may arise even in the case of negligent security that failed to prevent a crime from taking place.

Premises Liability Laws

It is important to keep in mind that property owners are not automatically responsible for every accident that occurs on their property. Under state law, an accident victim can seek compensation from the property owner in certain circumstances. If the victim sues the owner, they must prove that the property owner:

  • Failed to take reasonable steps to make the property safe;
  • Created unsafe conditions on the property, which caused the injuries; or
  • Failed to warn visitors about unsafe hazards on the property.

Once the victim proves that the property owner failed to comply with the law, they must also prove the owner's conduct caused the injuries. In other words, the victim needs to show that his or her injuries were not just coincidence, but were actually caused by the owner's actions or inaction.

Often, these injuries resulting from a slip and fall accident lead to expensive medical bills, lost wages due to work absences, and emotional trauma. It is not fair that the victim should have to shoulder all of these costs when someone else is to blame for the accident. This is why the law allows property accident victims to sue property owners for compensation. If you were hurt on someone else's property, and believe the owner may have been at least partially at fault, contact an experienced attorney in your area.

Contact Premises Liability Accident Lawyers in Sugar Grove

At the Law Office of James F. White, P.C., our experienced Sugar Grove personal injury attorney has over 20 years of experience helping victims get the compensation they need and deserve. We will assess your case during a free consultation, and fully explain your options. Our legal team is dedicated to providing tailored, professional service to all of our clients. To learn more about how our firm can help you, contact our attorneys today.


160 S. Municipal Dr. Suite 100, Sugar Grove, IL 60554

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