about premises liability cases. . .
Generally considered a staple of personal injury law, premises liability cases are among the most misunderstood. It seems that a lot of people have the impression that if it they are hurt on someone else’s land that the property owner is automatically liability. Not so. Premises liability cases are more complex than that. In Illinois the owner or occupier of a piece of land owes a duty of reasonable care to people coming onto his or her property. What may be considered “reasonable” under the circumstances is often the tricky part. Was the landowner aware, or should he have been aware, of the dangerous condition that caused the injury at issue? Even if the landowner had notice of the dangerous condition, was he or she negligent in addressing it? Was the injured person in a place he or she was legally permitted to be at the time of the injury? If the injury was due to a slip and fall on ice, was the ice a natural or unnatural accumulation? Was the landowner a local governmental entity entitled to immunity from liability? These are just a few of the many questions that typically come up in premises liability cases. Attorney Brendan Kevenides has handled many such cases against private landowners and governmental entities. Contact him about injury caused by a dangerous premises.