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In the state of Illinois, and in most states, premises liability can be a very serious subject. When you own property, you are faced with many responsibilities. These responsibilities not only include things like lawn care and general upkeep, but also making sure that the property is free of any hazardous or dangerous conditions that could lead to an injury. However, there are also a few different requirements that must be met in order for a property owner to be held liable.
For an injured party to be able to seek compensation for an injury they had on somebody else’s property, they must be able to prove four basic things: existence of a dangerous condition, consciousness of the possessor, failure of the possessor to warn of the danger, and the occurrence of an injury.
The owner of the property is typically responsible for the injuries that occur on their property. However, in some cases, the one in control of the property, such as a construction contractor or maintenance or rental company could be held liable for injuries. Whoever is responsible for the property must make sure to regularly inspect it for conditions that could potentially cause injury.
If you have been injured on the property of another due to dangerous conditions, or are the owner of a property on which somebody was injured, be sure to contact an Illinois personal injury attorney to answer any questions you may have.
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