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Plainfield Premises Liability Lawyer

Plainfield Premises Liability Attorney

Will County Personal Injury Attorney for Slip and Fall Accidents and Inadequate Security

When you have been injured on property belonging to another person, premises liability laws may provide you with an avenue for collecting the compensation you need as you heal and recover. Whether you were hurt outdoors on someone’s land, or you slipped and fell at the grocery store, the owner of the property could potentially be held liable for your injuries. At Flaherty Law, LLC, we understand that dangerous conditions exist in countless places, and when the negligence of a property owner leads to an injury, we are prepared to help the injured victim seek justice.

Notable Case Result: $150,000 for a woman who was injured when she tripped and fell due to a small height variance between concrete slabs on a sidewalk outside of a strip mall. Read more.

Understanding Premises Liability

The collective body of law that makes property owners responsible for the safety of those who enter into or onto the property is known as premises liability law. The law requires owners or occupants to take reasonable steps in eliminating dangerous conditions and potential hazards before they can cause serious injury. When eliminating the hazard is not possible, the owner must provide sufficient notification or warning to those entering the premises. Failure to do either could leave the property owner fully liable for any injury a person may sustain as a result.

Common Premises Liability Issues

A premises liability accident can occur in many ways, and at Flaherty Law, LLC, our highly-skilled personal injury attorney is equipped to help, no matter how your injury happened. Victims may be hurt by objects falling from poorly arranged store shelves, as a result of inadequate security, or due to a dangerous condition on the property. However, slip and fall or trip and fall incidents are among the most common causes of premises liability injuries. These kinds of falls are often the result of:

  • Slippery floors without warning signs;
  • Poor maintenance;
  • Broken sidewalks;
  • Uneven floors or carpeting;
  • Damaged staircases;
  • Missing railings;
  • Icy or snow-covered parking lots and walkways; and
  • Inadequate lighting.

While some premises liability injuries are relatively minor, including bumps and bruises or sprains and strains, others are much more serious. Slip and falls, for example, can cause severe and sometimes permanent physical damage, such as broken bones, head and neck injuries, spinal injuries, and even nerve damage and paralysis. Caring for such injuries often requires weeks and months of ongoing medical treatment, physical rehabilitation, and occupational therapy. Victims are frequently forced to miss work, and they may be unable to ever fully return to their previous levels of activity.

Hardworking Legal Counsel

Attorney Daniel Flaherty has committed his practice to helping injured clients seek fair, fast compensation from all liable parties, including negligent property owners. He recognizes the challenges you may be facing as you recover from your injuries, and he is ready to go to work on your behalf. Having worked in personal injury defense previously, Mr. Flaherty understands the tactics insurance companies and defendants employ to avoid liability, and he will not be intimidated into accepting a substandard settlement. He will fight for your rights at the negotiating table and, when necessary, in the courtroom to ensure you are treated with dignity and respect at every step.

Contact a Bolingbrook Dangerous Property Injury Lawyer

If you have been injured while on someone else’s property, contact Flaherty Law, LLC today. We will meet with you to discuss your case and help you determine how to proceed. Call 815-577-7500 to schedule your free initial consultation, and we can even come to you. Our firm is proud to serve Will County, DuPage County, Cook County, Kane County, Kendall County, Lake County, and the surrounding areas.

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