Dangerous Premises Cases
Understanding Premises Liability Claims
When you are hurt on someone else’s property, you may need an attorney. If you have suffered damages, you may be eligible for compensation for any losses and reimbursement of expenses. The body of law that protects you is referred to as “premises liability.”
Simply put, premises liability means owners may be held liable for injuries or accidents that happen on their property. Property owners have an obligation to keep their property reasonably safe. Negligent design, including poorly lit areas, unmarked holes, poor ventilation, and other known hazards can cause serious accidents.
There are limitations to the premises liability law, however. At Swanson & Sackett, P.C., we can help you understand how the law may apply to your situation. We will protect your right to compensation if you or a loved one was injured due to an accident on dangerous premises.
What Can I Make A Claim For?
There are many ways you might experience loss if you are injured on someone else’s property, including:
- Lost time from work
- Lost wages due to time taken off work to recover
- Lost money due to medical treatment
- Pain and suffering
- When these kinds of losses are incurred due to the negligence of a property owner, you have a right to be compensated.
Does My Injury Need To Be Serious?
The severity of your injury shouldn’t prohibit you from filing a claim. In our office in Edwardsville, we have helped people receive compensation for many kinds of injuries including everything from minor bruising to life-threatening injuries. Our clients have suffered cuts, bruises, broken bones, spinal injuries, head trauma and worse.
How Are Premises Liability Cases Resolved?
Sometimes we resolve a case by negotiating a settlement with the property owner, but some cases go to trial. Having resolved many slip-and-fall cases and other premises liability claims, we know how to guide our claimants throughout the legal process, regardless of whether they end up in court or not.
Why Work With Our Firm?
Trial experience is one of the most important assets your lawyer can have. At Swanson & Sackett, P.C., we have accrued years of trial experience and know just how the system works. We both worked in the Illinois state attorney’s office before entering private practice and understand the law from all sides.
Therefore, we have the experience and desire to help you protect your legal rights. If you have been hurt on someone else’s property, call us at 618-692-8225 or fill out our online contact form today.