When you enter into a commercial building or office, a grocery store, or another’s home, you expect that the premises has been properly maintained and that you will be free from preventable injury. Each Chicago premises liability lawyer at The Horwitz Law Group, offers experienced and aggressive advocacy to maximize compensation for our clients who have suffered serious injury caused by negligent maintenance, structural defects or a security breach.
We will aggressively investigate your case and identify potential defendants. Whether you were involved in a slip and fall or security breach case, we are prepared to take your case to trial.
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Your Rights and Premises Liability
Premises liability actions provide recourse against property owners, landlords, and security companies that failed to repair or maintain premises to keep all tenants or visitors safe. You may be entitled to compensation if an individual or entity had warning of a defect and failed to make a repair leaving a broken light, broken lock or broken gate. You may also be entitled to compensation if you slip and fall in a commercial or residential establishment. However, evidence must be preserved which requires prompt action on behalf of the injured party. Our firm will take an aggressive approach, collect all necessary evidence and aggressively pursue your claim.
We are experienced in premises liability claims involving:
Situations such as slippery surfaces, broken stairs and faulty handrails can lead to serious accidents. A skilled Chicago lawyer can explain your options for monetary compensation.
Even well-trained dogs can become agitated and bite or scratch innocent passers-by or children. If you or a loved one was injured by a dog, contact a personal injury attorney at The Horwitz Law Group immediately.
Throughout Chicago, visitors to public areas expect security staff to protect them from accidents or assault. If the staff is inattentive, unavailable or poorly trained, you might have a negligent security claim.
Inadequate lighting in dangerous areas such as stairwells and parking garages can lead to serious accidents for visitors. An experienced Chicago premises liability lawyer at The Horwitz Law Group will examine your case and advise you on the best course of action.
Property owners in Chicago have a responsibility to ensure a security system is properly installed and maintained to guarantee the safety of visitors. A defective security system can lead to panic, confusion, frustration and injury.
Property owners in Chicago must maintain safety equipment, including locking mechanisms, security systems and adequate lighting. A skilled premises liability attorney at The Horwitz Law Group can explain your options for monetary recovery.
Defective handrails, broken stairs or uneven flooring can cause serious accidents in a public stairwell. Chicago property owners have a responsibility to ensure that stairwells are safe and in proper working order.
Visitors using balconies, parking garages or stairwells depend on properly maintained railings. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury caused by missing or broken railings, it is important to contact an experienced Chicago premises liability attorney immediately.
Chicago property owners must ensure a sound floor, free of holes, cracks or grooves large enough to present a hazard on all porches to comply with the Chicago Building Code. If you have been injured in such an accident, contact The Horwitz Law Group for a free consultation.
Defects such as faulty wiring or inadequate shielding can lead to fires, electrical burns or electrocution. A lawyer at the Chicago personal injury firm of The Horwitz Law Group can help you recover compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
Chicago has very strict building codes relating to fire safety. If a property does not have an adequate warning system or properly maintained fire exits, visitors might suffer injuries or accidents during a fire. Contact The Horwitz Law Group if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident.
Negligent Security Claims and Your Rights After an Attack
While you are most likely involved in a criminal investigation after a sexual assault, attack or robbery, it is important to know your full rights under civil law. In addition to recovering compensation from your attacker, you may also be eligible to recover from any security company or landlord whose negligence played a role in the attack. If a fire escape was left hanging too low, a lock was not fixed or a broken light created an unsafe environment, a landlord may be liable for premises liability.
The law is not easy, so you need a tough, smart lawyer to help you achieve the best possible results. Our firm offers quality legal representation to you.
If you or someone you care about has been injured, contact an injury lawyer at The Horwitz Law Group in Chicago, Illinois, by calling 312-641-9200.
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