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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: Your Landlord Should Protect Your Safety

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Your Chicago Premises Liability Lawyers at the Lloyd Miller Law want you to know that your Landlord Should Protect Your Safety! Common law mandates that the owner of a building has a duty to take reasonable measures to maintain that property in a safe condition. This means that a building owner is required to take minimal precautions to protect it tenants, and other persons on its premises from foreseeable harm, i.e., personal injury which not only encompasses issues of safe habitability (safe stairways, electrical, plumbing, etc) but also the duty of the owner to protect tenants from the foreseeable criminal conduct of a third person. Minimal precautions have included the requirement that a landlord install working doors and door locks as well as sufficient lighting and visibility at points of ingress, egress and travel. This is a duty conferred upon the building owner because he or she is in the best position to install the safety devices, locks and lighting which would serve to protect its tenants from foreseeable criminal activity.

Tenants may have a claim for personal injuries against the property owner, the manager or the security company in the event that they are attacked and assaulted in their apartment building or where they work.

As a tenant of or worker in a building it is important that you notify the property owner, manager or security company of any issues related to the safety of the building such as faulty door locks, lighting or security systems. If you are assaulted or attacked, and it is established that these parties were aware of the security issues, liability will be a slam dunk, and you can be assured of compensation for your personal injuries.

The Chicago premises Liability Lawyers at the Lloyd Miller Law have obtained just compensation awards for their clients on numerous premises liability claims and are staunch advocates for tenants and their right to be protected in their own residence or workplace.

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

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