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Common causes for a premises liability claim in Illinois

What is someone liable for if there is an injury on his or her property? This is a question that many people often ask themselves, especially if they have been injured and they want to know if the person who owns the property was actually at fault in the case. While these cases can take on many different forms, there are some common causes that should be examined to get a better understanding of how this works.

First of all, there are both trip-and-fall and slip-and-fall accidents. These could occur if an area is not properly maintained or if hazards are not marked.

There are also slip-and-fall accidents when people do not remove snow and ice from their property. In the winter, they need to keep the property clear of obstacles and safe for people to walk. For example, the steps need to be cleared off so that the mail can be delivered.

Unsafe stairways can also be the cause of a serious injury. If a stairway was not constructed properly or if it has not be maintained so that all handrails are safe, someone coming up or down the stairs could fall and be significantly injured. They have a right to use all stairways, especially in commercial buildings or in public places, without the fear of injury.

While these are three common reasons, this list does not encompass all of the reasons for these cases, as each situation has its own set of details, but this is a good place to begin.

Do you want to learn more about this subject? If so, you may find our page on liability and slip-and-fall accidents to be quite helpful indeed, and we invite you to take a look.

Source: Mathys Law, "Aurora and Naperville Premises Liability Lawyers" Sep. 10, 2014

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