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Premises liability refers to the liability the owner or occupier of a building or property has when a visitor suffers an accident on his or her property. If the owner was aware of the dangerous condition or was negligent, he or she could be held liable for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages incurred. 
A Belleville man is on the road to recovery after a dog attack left him with serious injuries. Known as man’s best friend, dogs offer companionship, security, assistance, and other support to their owners. Sometimes, however, they cause serious injuries that have lasting effects.  A week after he was attacked by two unknown dogs, the Belleville man remained in the hospital, recovering from the dog bite injuries and receiving rabies treatment.
If you were injured on someone’s property in Chicago, Illinois, whether the property is owned by a business or private individual, you may qualify to file a premises liability claim. Several types of incidents fall under premises liability claims. It’s important to know whether your case falls under a premises liability category and the conditions you must meet to hold the landowner responsible.
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Premises Liability: Landlord Must Change Locks

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Your Chicago and Berwyn Premises Liability Lawyers at Grazian and Volpe (now Lloyd Miller Law) want clients and the general public to know about the new Illinois law mandating when a Landlord Must Change Locks.

A new Illinois Public Act (97-470) requires a landlord to “change or re-key” locks of their rental property after a renter moves out if the new renter has a written lease agreement. If the landlord does not change or re-key the locks the landlord will be liable for any damages for theft that occur. It exempts the following situations: 1) apartment buildings with four units or less if  the owner occupies one of the units or 2) a rented room in a private home also occupied by the owner.

In an August article, we discussed a recent verdict holding a landlord responsible for the assault and resulting damages to a renter/plaintiff where the landlord neglected to properly secure a building. (myaccidentlaw.com 8/1/11). The jury found that the landlord could have “reasonably foreseen” the criminal activity resulting from his neglect to provide a secure environment.

This new Illinois Public Act should provide additional ammunition in the protection of tenants and advocacy of their rights.

The Chicago and Oak Lawn Premises Liability Lawyers at Grazian and Volpe (now Lloyd Miller Law) have successfully advocated premises liability cases in for over 25 years. We welcome the intent of this new act and will watch for any court rulings establishing its scope in the personal injury and premises liability context. Please watch for John Grazian on WCIU, You and Me in the Morning where he fields questions from viewers on personal injury and workers’ injury topics. John also loves to talk law and does so on Twitter at GrazianTalksLaw.

About the Author

Kurt D. Lloyd is a plaintiff’s trial lawyer who focuses on medical malpractice and other catastrophic injury cases. He lives in Chicago and represents injured clients throughout Illinois. He is also the founder of Lloyd Miller Law, Ltd.

Years of Experience: Over 35 years
Illinois Registration Status: Active
Bar Admissions: Illinois State Bar

Kurt D. Lloyd is a plaintiff’s trial lawyer who focuses on medical malpractice and other catastrophic injury cases. He lives in Chicago and represents injured clients throughout Illinois. He is also the founder of Lloyd Miller Law, Ltd.

Years of Experience: Approx. 20 years
Minnesota Registration Status: Active
Bar & Court Admissions: Illinois State Bar Association U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Kurt D. Lloyd is a plaintiff’s trial lawyer who focuses on medical malpractice and other catastrophic injury cases. He lives in Chicago and represents injured clients throughout Illinois. He is also the founder of Lloyd Miller Law, Ltd.

Years of Experience: Over 35 years
Illinois Registration Status: Active
Bar Admissions: Illinois State Bar
About the Author

Kurt D. Lloyd is a plaintiff’s trial lawyer who focuses on medical malpractice and other catastrophic injury cases. He lives in Chicago and represents injured clients throughout Illinois. He is also the founder of Lloyd Miller Law, Ltd.

Years of Experience: Over 35 years
Illinois Registration Status: Active
Bar Admissions: Illinois State Bar