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Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C.
1776 South Naperville Road
Suite 104 A
Wheaton, IL 60189
1776 South Naperville Road, Suite 104 A
Wheaton, IL 60189

Premises Liability Lawyers

DuPage County Premises Liability Lawyers

Attorneys for Premises Liability Cases

When a person suffers an injury on property that belongs to another party, premises liability laws may give the ability to collect the compensation the victim needs to heal and recover from his or her injuries. Whether the victim was injured by tripping over a neighbor's front walk or a slip and fall at a department store, the owner or operator of the property could be liable. At Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C., we realize that hazardous conditions exist nearly everywhere, but when negligence leads to injuries, we believe that injured victims deserve to be compensated.

Understanding Premises Liability

Premises liability law refers to the collective body of statutory and case law that places responsibility on property owners to guard the safety of those who enter into or onto their property. The law provides that owners or occupants must take reasonable care to eliminate dangerous conditions and potential hazards before a serious injury occurs. If it is not possible to eliminate a hazard, it is up to the owner to provide sufficient warning or notification to those entering the property. Failure to do either of these could create full liability for the property owner if a person is injured as a result.

Common Premises Liability Issues

At Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C., our experienced attorneys recognize that a premises liability accident can occur in many ways and often very quickly. We are prepared to help victims get the compensation they need no matter how they were injured, whether they were hit by falling merchandise at a big-box store, tripped on a loose floor tile, or were bit by the dog that lives across the street. Our lawyers will ensure that our clients' rights are fully protected.

Trip-and-fall and slip-and-fall accidents are among the most common causes of premises liability injuries. These types of incidents are often caused by:

  • Poor maintenance
  • Uneven walkways
  • Seams in carpeting
  • Damaged stairs
  • Slippery floors without adequate warning signs
  • Missing railings
  • Icy or snow-covered parking lots and sidewalks
  • Poor lighting and security

Some premises liability accidents result in relatively minor injuries such as bumps, bruises, strains, and sprains, while others are much more severe. The most serious accidents can cause debilitating and often permanent physical damage, including broken bones, head and neck injuries, spinal injuries, nerve damage, and paralysis. Recovering from such injuries may require weeks or months of ongoing medical treatment and physical rehabilitation. Victims may be forced to miss work, and they may be unable to ever fully return to their previous levels of activity.

We Can Help

If you have been injured while on someone else's property, contact our office today. Call 630-653-1577 to schedule a free consultation at Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C. and get the help you need. Our firm is proud to serve clients in Lake County, Will County, Kane County, and DuPage County.

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