Making a Personal Injury Claim Against a Landlord: Chicago Law
In Chicago many tenants suffer injury due to landlord negligence. Though this is a complex area of law that requires professional guidance, this publication will provide a general understanding of a tenant’s right sue for personal injury on a rental property. To talk to a professional, click here to request a consultation. In… Read more →
Are Public Entities Immune From Responsibility for Injuries that Occur in Parking Lots Adjacent to Recreational Properties?
In Illinois, cities and other public entities are not responsible for injuries that occur on property intended primarily for recreational use. However, it isn’t always clear whether that immunity extends to nearby spaces such as sidewalks and parking lots. In the case of Rexroad v. City of Springfield, the Illinois Supreme Court considers… Read more →
Is an Employer Responsible when a Delirious Employee Bites a Nurse?
It is common for employees to become ill or injured at work. Sometimes, these maladies are severe enough for the employee to seek medical treatment at a clinic or hospital. In the case of Widlowski vs. Durkee Foods, the Illinois Supreme Court considers whether employers can be held liable when their employees seriously… Read more →
Are Cities Responsible When Distracted Pedestrians Are Injured by Falling on Poorly Maintained Sidewalks?
It is common for public sidewalks to fall into disrepair, especially when they are located near large trees with extensive root systems. This can cause the walkways to crack, buckle, become uneven, and otherwise pose a danger to pedestrians. In the case of Bruns v. City of Centralia,the Illinois Appellate Court considers whether… Read more →
Can Companies Be Held Responsible When Their Employees’ Family Members Become Ill as a Result of an Employee’s Asbestos Exposure?
Prior to the 1980s, asbestos was a common building material in Illinois and throughout the United States. As the public learned of the serious health risks associated with asbestos exposure, however, safe alternatives took its place. Unfortunately, a substantial number of workers were routinely exposed to asbestos prior to this shift. As a… Read more →
Retail Stores Can Be Responsible for Injuries Caused by “Obvious” Dangers When the Store Should Anticipate Victims Will Become Distracted, Forget a Known Risk, or Fail to Protect Against It
It is common for customers to purchase large, bulky merchandise from mass retailers such as Kmart and Walmart. It is also common for shoppers to carry these purchases out of the building and into the store parking lot. This can be awkward at best; at worst, it may lead to serious injury because… Read more →
Are Bars Responsible for Injuries Sustained by Intoxicated Patrons Who Ignore Posted Warnings About Dangerous Conditions?
Bar patrons often become intoxicated. Unfortunately, this can lead to poor decision making. Inebriated customers sometimes engage in dangerous behavior due to alcohol impairment, and they might even ignore clear signage that discourages particular behaviors. In the case of Smith v. The Purple Frog Inc., the Illinois Appellate Court considers whether business owners… Read more →
Are landowners and Lessees Responsible for Children Drowning in Ice-Covered Water?
Most children are naturally curious and enjoy exploring their surroundings, even when they recognize that doing so could be dangerous. Because of this, parks often contain fences that prevent children from leaving the grounds and playing in hazardous areas. In the case of Yacoub v. Chicago Parks District, the Illinois Appellate Court considers… Read more →
Who is Responsible for Injuries Sustained on a Subleased Property?
Throughout Illinois, subleasing is a common practice. However, it can lead to questions of liability when a third party is injured on the subleased premises. In the case of Wright v. Mr. Quick, Inc., the Illinois Supreme Court considers the question of whether the sublessee (the new tenant) or the sublessor (the original… Read more →
Are Property Owners Responsible for Injuries Sustained on their Land in Cases When the Injured Party Ignores a Dangerous Situation?
Property owners often invite guests onto their land. At times, these guests engage in dangerous conduct or disregard hazardous situations that arise. Unfortunately, this can result in serious injury. In the case of Lee v. Lee, the Illinois Appellate Court considers whether a property owner is responsible when guests are injured under these… Read more →
“My Landlord Tried To Take Advantage of Me, But My Attorney Empowered Me.”
I had never used an attorney for anything before this experience. I had always been wary of lawyers, but unfortunately, I was faced with a situation in which I thought contacting an attorney would be my best option. From the very first time we talked, Andy really made me feel at ease. He listened to what I had to say, and asked me what result I wanted before giving me his take and advice. At the beginning of this experience, honestly, I was intimidated and afraid that I would end up having to pay a lot of money for an unjust reason. But as Andy worked on my case with me, I began to feel empowered, and at the end of it all, I ended up asking for what I was originally too afraid to ask for, and getting it. Andy made me aware of many things in the law that I never saw (despite the hours of research I did on my own previously). Andy is very responsive; I never had to wait very long for a response, no matter what time it was. He is very knowledgeable about landlord/tenant law, and he never had a problem explaining things that I didn't understand. I would not hesitate to retain Andy's services again, or to recommend his services to anyone I know.
Posted by Kathy, a Landlord & Tenant client, 9 days ago.
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