ON OTHER'S PREMISES
In Illinois, property
owners and business establishments have a duty to provide
a safe environment for individuals on their premises.
If you have been injured because a property owner or
business establishment failed to provide a safe environment,
you need to contact Law Offices of John M. Borcia
to determine if you have a potential claim against the
property owner or business.
have the highest responsibility to the public that is
invited into their premises to purchase something or
use their services. Business owners have an
absolute obligation to make sure their premises are
free from defects and safe for the public as a whole.
They not only have an absolute duty to warn the public
of the defect(s), but the business owner also has a
duty to repair any dangerous conditions which may exist
on their property.
Our Personal Injury
attorneys have considerable knowledge, experience and
success in the handling of all types of cases involving
Premises Liability including:
- Slip and fall
accidents at commercial establishments caused
by liquid or foreign substances. These cases usually
involve situations where employees negligently allow
fluids or foreign substances to remain on a floor
for an extended period of time.
Law Offices of John M. Borcia has successfully
represented clients in slip and fall cases against
numerous supermarkets, convenient stores, department
stores, office buildings, restaurants and shopping
- Trip and fall
accidents that are caused by unsafe property
conditions. These cases typically involve situations
where a landowner creates an unsafe condition in violation
of a building code or a county regulation. For example,
Law Offices of John M. Borcia has obtained
substantial settlements for clients injured when:
- A landlord failed
to properly maintain a balcony railing in violation
of municipal building codes.
- The City of Chicago,
after being notified on several occasions, failed
to repair a caved-in sidewalk.
Generally, the duty of a homeowner who has invited
people into their home has an absolute duty to warn
their guest(s) of any obvious defects which exist
on the premises and of any hidden defects which,
through a reasonable investigation could be found
to exist on the premises. A typical example of this
type of case which we have successfully handled
over the years, is where a homeowner fails to inform
their guest(s) that there are "loose boards"
in the basement steps, and as a result, their guest(s)
are injured in a fall.
- Accidents resulting
from accumulations of ice and snow. In Illinois,
the courts have consistently held that businesses
and homeowners are not responsible to pay damages
to individuals injured on their property as a result
of "a natural accumulation of ice and snow."
However, if a business or home owner attempts to clear
away snow from their property and does not do it properly
or completely, thereby creating dangerous conditions,
they would then be liable for any resulting injuries.
If you believe you have
been injured because a property owner or the owner of
a business establishment failed to provide a safe environment,
please contact our office, anytime by dialing (847) 244-0690.
We will evaluate the circumstances of your claim to
determine if we can achieve successful results on your