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What Constitutes A Premise Liability?

It is important to understand what constitutes a premise liability. A common misconception is that cases of premise liability are solely based on personal injury accidents such a slip and falls and/or faulty equipment. In actuality, a premise liability case has a much broader scope. Attending a venue, public arena, facility or building should be no reason for alarm since most of these places are equipped with cameras and security staff. Yet, time and time again cases of assault occur in many of these places. Large groups, teeming crowds, and numerous distractions may often lead to a lack of attention and negligence on behalf of security staff. This deficiency may prove just as hazardous to your well-being and safety as a defective hand rail, staircase or elevator. In fact, security negligence may even be life-threatening.

In the State of Illinois, you must prove that the owner of the property had knowledge of the defect or condition and that they had time to cure it but didn’t. You should also never fill out or sign a report that may be asked for you to fill out before going to the hospital as this may severely impede your case.  Take photos of the defect immediately. If you or a loved one has been injured, you may be entitled to compensation for premise liability. Contact The Horwitz Law Group at (312) 641-9200.



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


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


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


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


for a client who was crushed between two cars nearly severing off her leg.


for a client whose son was accidentally run over by her husband as he backed out of their driveway.

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