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Belvidere Premises Liability Attorney

Every year thousands of individuals are injured because of unsafe property conditions or negligent security. Per premises liability law, all property owners have a duty to visitors to maintain their premises and keep them free of knowable and foreseeable hazards. If a property owner fails to uphold his or her duty, and if a visitor sustains an injury on the premises as a result, the injured party may sue the owner for damages. 

If you or a loved one was injured on another person’s property, you may be entitled to compensation. The only way to know for sure, however, is to consult with an experienced Belvidere premises liability attorney. At Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, Ltd., we have been practicing personal injury law exclusively for over two decades. We are prepared to provide the advice and guidance you need to uphold your legal rights and protect your financial future. To learn more about premises liability law in Illinois, contact our Belvidere law firm today.

Types of Premises Liability Accidents

Premises liability can take many forms, especially when children are concerned. Generally speaking, property owners only have a duty to invitees and licensees, and little duty to trespassers. The only duty that an Illinois property owner has to an adult trespasser is to refrain from willful and wanton conduct that would endanger the safety of the trespasser. For example, a property owner can not shoot at a trespasser or create a hazard for the sole purpose of harming the known trespasser.

That said, other than adult trespassers, visitors, licensees, or children who are on another person’s property may be able to recover compensation for injuries that result from any one of the following:

  • Unsafe parking lots;
  • Slip, trip, and fall accidents;
  • Dog bites/animal attacks;
  • Contamination;
  • Unsafe sidewalks and parking lots;
  • Sinkholes;
  • Swimming pool accidents;
  • Defective porches, stairs, or balconies;
  • Dangerous objects; and
  • Sexual assault.

If you were injured in a manner not described above, that does not mean that you do not have a premises liability case. The Belvidere premises liability attorneys at Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, Ltd., can investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident and determine whether or not the property owner’s negligence, recklessness, or disregard for the safety of others was to blame. If it was, you may be able to recover compensation even if the causing incident was “less than common.”

Compensation in Premises Liability Lawsuits

Our Belvidere premises liability attorney and team understand just how devastating premises liability injuries can be to victims’ physical and financial health. From minor yet costly injuries such as burns and fractures to life-changing and even more costly injuries such as brain injuries, back and spinal cord injuries, and soft tissue damage, injuries caused by dangerous property conditions often result in expensive and ongoing damages. To ensure that you can recover from your injuries in comfort, our team will work hard to pursue the following types of damages on your behalf: 

  • Lost wages;
  • Loss of earning capacity;
  • Past and future medical expenses;
  • Emotional distress;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Punitive damages (if applicable); and
  • Wrongful death damages (if you lost a loved one).

Upon evaluating your case, we will identify all sources of compensation and aggressively challenge any attempts by the property owner, occupier, or the insurance company to blame you for your injuries and either deny your claim or reduce the amount you deserve. 

Contact Our Belvidere Premises Liability Attorneys Today

If you or a loved one was injured on another person’s property, you may be entitled to compensation. To learn more about your legal rights, obtain a free assessment of your case, and explore your recovery options, contact Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, Ltd., today.

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