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Chicago Premises Liability Attorney

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.

Your Rights and Chicago 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, the 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:

Slip-and-Fall Accidents

Situations such as slippery surfaces, broken stairs and faulty handrails can lead to serious accidents. A skilled Chicago slip-and-fall injury lawyer can explain your options for monetary compensation.

Dog Bites

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.

Negligent Security

Throughout Chicago, visitors to public areas expect security staff to protect them from accidents or assaults. If the staff is inattentive, unavailable, or poorly trained, you might have a negligent security claim.

Inadequate Lighting

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.

Defective Security System

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.

Failed Locks

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.

Broken Stairwell

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.

Missing or Broken Railings

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.

Porch and Railing Breaks

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.

Electrical Defects

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.

Fire Injuries and Accidents

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 our personal injury lawyers at The Horwitz Law Group in Chicago, Illinois, today.



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Case Results


for a motor vehicle wrongful death case.


for a 75-year-old woman who suffered an above the knee amputation due to being run over by a private school bus.


for a young lady who was run over by a private waste hauling company while crossing the street.


for a trucking accident resulting in the death of the driver.


for a 70 year old man who died, without any living relatives, seven months after being hit by a car while crossing the street.


for a client whose family was killed by a street sweeper that ran a red light.


for a client injured in a 2005 Metra train derailment case.


for a minor rear-ended on an expressway in Kankakee.


for a premises liability accident resulting in below the knee amputation.


for a woman who was hit by a car while crossing the street.


for a client who was injured on the CTA red line train.


for a bicyclist hit by a car.


for a passenger injured in a rideshare rollover accident.


for a rideshare accident injury.


for a low-speed rear-end accident.


for injuries in a van accident pulling a trailer.


for a minor injured in a ride-share accident.


for a pedestrian injured due to a sidewalk defect.


for a passenger injured in a rideshare rollover accident.


for a driver injured in an auto accident.


for injuries from a right-turning truck.


for a family injured in an auto accident.


for a law enforcement officer rear-ended by a truck.


for a motorcyclist rear-ended.


for an individual injured by a dog.


for a bicyclist hit by a car while crossing the street.


for a driver rear-ended on the expressway.


for a client who had lawyers at another law firm trying to settle the accident case for only $60,000.

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