If a visitor, customer, or tenant is injured due to a defective or dangerous condition on the premises, the owner of the property may be liable for those injuries. Property owners, business owners and landlords have a duty under Illinois law to maintain their property and to insure it is safe for those who visit the premises. Often times the dangerous conditions are obvious, like a slippery substance on the floor, or a hole in the ground, but sometimes the defects are not readily apparent, but may still lead to liability on the part of the owner.
Under Illinois law, violations of building codes or failure to comply with accepted standards can subject a building owner to liability. These codes are regularly relied upon in prosecuting cases involving falls on stairs, as often times stairways fail to comply with these building codes.
Kevin J. McNamara Law Offices has represented those who have been seriously injured in slip and fall accidents involving falls down stairs, falls on snow and ice, falls due to slippery liquids on store floors, falls due to holes or cracks in parking lots or sidewalks, among others. If you or a family member has been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact Kevin J. McNamara Law Offices, P.C. today for a free consultation.