Are Employers Liable for Dog Bites that Occur When Employees Bring Pets to Work?
Some businesses allow employees to bring their pets to work, whether occasionally or on a regular basis. Unfortunately, these animals can cause serious injuries. In the case of Frost v. Robave, Inc., the Illinois Appellate Court discusses whether employers are liable for off-premises attacks caused by aggressive dogs that accompany their owners to… Read more →
Is an Employer-Landlord Responsible for Injuries Sustained on the Leased Premises When a Tenant’s Pet Attacks?
When people are attacked by aggressive dogs and suffer serious injuries as a result, it is common for the injured party to file a lawsuit against the dog owner. In situations where the attack occurs at a rental property, the landlord is sometimes named as a defendant in the suit. In the case… Read more →
Are Landlords Responsible for Injuries Caused by Their Tenants’ Pets?
In Illinois and throughout the United States, landlords frequently permit their tenants to own pets. Unfortunately, dogs and other animals can exhibit aggressive behaviors and cause injuries to neighbors, visitors, and passersby. In the case of Steinberg v. Petta, the Illinois Supreme Court considers the question of whether absentee property owners can be… Read more →
Are Horse Owners Responsible for Injuries Caused When Their Animals Are Provoked by a Third Party?
Throughout Illinois, horseback riding is a common leisure activity. It is also one with many inherent risks, including the risk of serious injury. In the case of Forsyth v. Dugger, the Illinois Appellate Court considers whether horse owners are responsible if riders are injured when their horse is unintentionally provoked by a third… Read more →
Are Dog Owners Responsible for Injuries Their Pets Cause in Response to a Child’s Screams?
When young children are frightened by a barking dog or other aggressive animal behavior, they often respond by screaming. This can result in the dog turning its aggression toward the child, which can lead to serious injuries. In the case of Robinson v. Meadows, the Illinois Appellate Court discusses whether the Animal Control… Read more →
Are Dog Owners Responsible for Injuries Their Pets Cause When Children Unintentionally Provoke Them?
Although they may not intend to, children often behave in ways that irritate animals. This behavior can result in serious injury if the animal responds. In the case of Nelson v. Lewis, the Illinois Appellate Court considers whether dog owners are legally responsible for injuries caused by their pets in situations where the… Read more →
Are Property Owners and Contractors Responsible for Injuries Caused by Improper Snowplowing?
Because Illinois winters include significant snow and ice accumulation, many property owners hire contractors to perform snow removal services in their parking lots. Even so, slippery conditions may persist and can lead to injuries. In the case of Hornacek v. 5th Avenue Property Management, John Brannen, Lawrence Brannen, Linda Marks, The Brannen Family… Read more →
Are Owners of Aggressive Dogs Responsible for Injuries Their Pets Cause When Provoked?
Throughout Illinois, and especially in rural areas, it is common for families to own dogs as pets. Unfortunately, these pets sometimes act viciously toward humans and cause serious injury. In the case of VonBehren v. Bradley, the Illinois Appellate Court discusses the conditions under which dog owners are responsible for injuries caused by… Read more →
Are Landlords and Property Managers Responsible When a Tenant’s Dog Causes Injuries that Contribute to a Guest’s Death?
Many landlords allow their tenants to own dogs—a situation that can, in extreme cases, lead to injury or death because of a dog’s behavior. In the case of Brown v. Woldszynek, Regency Canterfield, LLC, and Michelson Realty Company, LLC, the Illinois appellate court addresses whether property owners and/or property managers are responsible when… Read more →
Does a Contract Between a Business and a Snow Removal Company Create a Duty to Protect Customers from Natural Accumulations of Snow and Ice?
During an Illinois winter, it is common for snow and ice to accumulate in parking lots and on sidewalks and access ramps. These slippery conditions can be dangerous, and they sometimes lead to serious injuries. In the case of Jordan v. The Kroger Co. d/b/a/ Food 4 Less and Pete’s Lawn Care, Inc.,… Read more →
Personal Injury - Handle with care
Andy took care of my case against two individuals, where one was a lot more at fault than the other. Basically a friend and I were walking down a street in downtown Chicago when a Porsche ran the light, a Range Rover went on his green light, and they struck each other in the intersection, then heading for us - where we were on foot. I wound up with swollen legs and the inability to walk for a couple weeks, but thankfully I lived. (As did my friend, but with worse injuries). Andy took our case for us and handled it with aplomb and professionalism. It's a hard thing to deal with - the reality that, had a street pole not been there, I would be dead. It's good to have someone like Andy on your side, fighting for your restitution and welfare. That being said, I would have liked to see the party responsible go to jail. But that's another story for Chicago's political corruption.
Posted by Valerie J, a Personal Injury client, about 1 month ago.
Read more testimonials on Avvo.com
© 2020 Brabender Law, LLC