Chicago Premises Liability Lawyer

Chicago premises liability

When you visit someone else’s property, you expect them to take care of that property. It can be frustrating if they do not, and you need to seek medical care as quickly as possible for any injuries you may have suffered.

Then, remember to contact us for a free case consultation. At Conboy Law, we always put your needs first and would be happy to provide you with a case consultation to see if we can recover compensation on your behalf.

Learn more about premises liability cases in Chicago, and contact us to schedule your case consultation.

Find Out What Your Case Is Worth With Chicago Premises Liability Lawyers

Find out what case is worth with premises liability lawyers

We understand that you may feel you can settle with the insurance company alone, but hiring a lawyer to represent you is always better. You want to ensure you recover exactly what your injuries are worth, and our Chicago premises liability attorneys can help you.

At Conboy Law, a premises liability attorney from our team can review the accident’s circumstances, look at your injuries, and help you pursue compensation. Numerous accidents could result in a premises liability case, and we can see if yours qualifies. 

Common Types of Premises Liability Claims in Chicago

If you suffer injuries on someone else’s property, the property owner could be held responsible for those injuries. In Chicago, premises liability claims can arise in many cases, including broken or dangerous stairs, wet and slippery floors, hotel accidents, elevator accidents, porch collapses, and rental property injuries. 

Broken or Dangerous Stair Accidents

Broken or dangerous stair accidents

Broken or dangerous stairs commonly cause premises liability claims in Chicago. All Chicago property owners must ensure the property is safe, including that stairs are well-maintained and free of any hazards. When a property owner fails to repair or maintain their stairs, it can result in serious accidents and injuries.

Examples of dangerous stair conditions include broken or missing steps, loose handrails, and inadequate lighting. The owner could be responsible if you slip and fall on the stairs.

Wet and Slippery Floor Accidents

Wet and slippery floor accidents

Wet and slippery floor accidents are another common cause of premises liability claims in Chicago. Property owners are responsible for keeping their floors free of any hazards, including wet or slippery substances.

When a property owner fails to clean up spills or indicate wet floors, it can result in serious accidents and injuries, particularly when visitors or employees slip and fall. Common examples of wet and slippery floor conditions include freshly mopped floors, spilled drinks, and wet or icy walkways.

Hotel Accident

Hotel accidents

Hotel accidents can also lead to premises liability claims in Chicago. Hotel owners and managers must maintain their premises safely, including ensuring that their rooms, hallways, and common areas are free of hazards. A hotel failing to meet this responsibility can result in accidents and injuries.

A few examples of hotel accidents include slip and fall accidents on wet floors, elevator malfunctions, and injuries caused by defective equipment.

Elevator Accident

Elevator accidents

Elevator accidents are another common cause of premises liability claims in Chicago. Property owners must maintain their elevators safely, including ensuring they are inspected regularly.

When a property owner fails to meet this responsibility, it can result in accidents and injuries. Several key elevator accidents include elevator malfunctions, door malfunctions, and elevator collapses.

Porch Collapses

Porch collapses

Porch collapses are a particularly serious type of premises liability claim in Chicago. Property owners are responsible for keeping their porches, decks, and balconies safe, including ensuring they are structurally sound and free of any hazards.

A property owner failing to meet this responsibility can lead to serious injuries or even fatalities. A few causes of porch collapses include rotting wood, inadequate support beams, and poor workmanship.

Rental Property Injuries

Rental property injuries

Lastly, rental property injuries are another common cause of premises liability claims in Chicago. Property owners must maintain their rental properties in a safe condition, which includes ensuring that their buildings are free of any hazards that could cause harm to tenants or visitors. A property owner failing to meet this responsibility can result in serious accidents and injuries.

Common examples of rental property injuries include slip and fall accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning, and injuries caused by defective appliances.

These are just a few of the many types of accidents that could result in a premises liability claim. 

Different Types of People Who May Be on a Property

Visitors on a property can be classified in different ways. This classification can significantly impact their ability to recover compensation if injured.


The first example is called a licensee. This individual is on the property with the owner’s consent, but they are not necessarily there for the owner’s benefit.

For example, someone who is there to attend a party is considered a licensee. That person has been invited there on behalf of the owner, but they are not necessarily there for the owner’s benefit. 


An invitee is someone whose presence is mutually beneficial. The individual is there not only for their benefit but also for the owner’s benefit.

For example, someone who visits a grocery store to purchase something is considered an invitee. Both the invitee and the property owner are receiving some form of benefit from that individual being there.


Finally, a trespasser is someone who is on the property without the consent of the owner. While a licensee or invitee can recover damages if injured on the property, a trespasser is usually not allowed to recover compensation unless the owner deliberately injures them. 

If you are injured on someone else’s property, it is critical to understand which category you fall under, and that is why you should reach out to a lawyer from our team to review your case. 

Common Injuries From Premises Liability Accidents

Common injuries from premises liability accidents

You may suffer several types of injuries in a premises liability accident. Some of the most common examples include the following:

  • Bone Fractures: If you slip and fall, you could suffer a bone fracture. This could include a fracture of your arm, hip, or leg. Some bone fractures may even require surgery, and you may have to spend some time in the hospital.
  • Head Injuries: If you slip, fall, and strike your head, you could be diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury. For example, you might have a skull fracture, or you might have a brain bleed. Some brain injuries can even lead to permanent complications. 
  • Spinal Cord Injury: You may also suffer a back injury, such as a compression fracture. If you suffer vertebrae fractures, some bone fragments could damage the spinal cord, leading to nerve damage.
  • Scrapes and Lacerations: Of course, you could also suffer a variety of scrapes and lacerations. Some of these scrapes and lacerations could even become infected, which is another reason to seek medical care as quickly as possible.

You should always see a doctor if you feel like you have suffered an injury on someone else’s property. Then, you need to contact us to see if we can recover compensation on your behalf. 

What You Need To Do After Getting Injured on Someone Else’s Property

You must take several steps if you have been injured on someone else’s property. They include the following steps:

  • Report the accident to the property owner. Let the property owner know that you have been hurt because they need to do something to fix the issue and prevent someone else from getting hurt.
  • Make sure to document all evidence of the accident. This means taking a picture of your injuries and the circumstances that led to them.
  • Seek medical care as quickly as possible. The sooner you seek medical care, the easier it will be to tie your injuries to the premises liability situation.
  • Ask for a copy of your medical records once you have sought medical care. Then, reach out to us to schedule a case consultation. We can see if you are entitled to compensation. 

Every accident is different, and there are different types of damages you may be able to recover following a premises liability accident. We can review your case and see if we can pursue damages. 

Statute of Limitations for Chicago Premises Liability Claims

In Chicago, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years. This means you have two years to file a claim for a premises liability injury following a serious accident.

This might sound like a long time, but it will go by quickly, and that is why you need to reach out to us to schedule a case consultation as soon as possible. 

Seek Compensation From Liable Parties After Premises Liability Accidents

Depending on the circumstances of your accident, we can pursue different types of compensation on your behalf. A few common examples include:

  • Medical expenses. We can pursue compensation for current and future medical bills due to your injuries.
  • Lost income. If you are hurt and unable to return to work, we can pursue compensation to replace any income you might have lost.
  • Emotional distress. If you have suffered significant emotional distress due to the incident, we can pursue compensation for pain and suffering.
  • Punitive damages. If the circumstances of the accident were particularly egregious, we could pursue punitive damages on your behalf as well.

Because every case is different, the damages we pursue will also be different. If you schedule a case consultation, we can see if we can seek damages on your behalf. 

What Your Premises Liability Lawyer Can Do for You

At Conboy Law, we believe you should focus all your attention on getting better. We can help you in several ways if you have been involved in a premises liability accident. They include the following:

  • Investigate: We will always thoroughly investigate who should be responsible after your accident.
  • Evidence: We will also collect evidence related to the accident, including your medical records and any property records that could be relevant.
  • Interview: If there are witnesses, we will interview them to understand better what happened.
  • Negotiate: We can also negotiate with the other party or insurance company to make sure you get a fair settlement.
  • Trial: We can take the case to trial if you are not offered a fair settlement.

Our top priority is to defend your rights following an accident, so contact us today to schedule a case consultation. 

Contact Our Premises Liability Attorney at Conboy Law Right Away

Contact our premises liability attorney

As soon as you seek medical care for a premises liability incident, you should schedule a case consultation with us. At Conboy Law, we will vigorously defend your rights, so contact us today for a free consultation. 

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