Common Premises Liability Cases
Numerous types of cases can be considered premises liability cases. Some include:
- Dog bite injuries
- Slip and fall accidents
- Accidents involving negligent security, which may include unsafe conditions such as:
- Icy or wet surfaces
- Broken handrails on walkways and stairs
- Poor lighting
- Obstacles that caused a slip and fall injury
- Lack of security on the premises
That being said, the state of Illinois recognizes contributory negligence in personal injury cases, meaning if you are partially responsible for an accident, you may receive less money from a personal injury settlement.
For instance, if safety precautions are clearly posted and you ignore them, you may be partially at fault for your injury. This may result in a lower amount of compensation for your injuries, but the compensation may still be helpful as you recover from your injuries.
The court uses many factors to determine whether or not someone is partially at fault for their injury, so it is important to seek the counsel of a skilled personal injury attorney to help you file your claim. You may receive compensation for your injuries, as well as for lost wages and pain and suffering you endured as a result of your injury.
Contact a Belleville Personal Injury Lawyer
If you were a guest or visiting a property and were injured as a result of dangerous conditions, contact the personal injury attorneys at Nelson and Nelson for a free consultation about your claim. We work hard and provide close, personal attention to every client.