Injuries can happen any time and any place. Owners and operators of properties are responsible for keeping their environments safe. If you were harmed because of a negligent property owner, you may have the right to receive compensation for your injuries.
Whether the site of your accident was a broken walkway, a malfunctioning elevator or a stairwell in need of repair, the premises liability attorneys at The Law Offices of Goldfine & Bowles, P.C., in Central Illinois, work hard to protect the rights of people just like you — and have for more than 50 years..
Our attorneys have decades of experience. During the past 10 years alone, we have recovered more than $100 million for clients throughout Illinois who were injured on someone else’s property.
You may not think that a shopping center or store is an inherently dangerous place. However, inclement weather or spilled liquids can create slick surfaces. Things left on the floor or in aisles can cause you to trip. Merchandise can fall off of shelves. You may not be aware of these hazards if no warnings are given.
Parking lots and garages are also common areas where injuries occur. The passage of time and strong weather events can cause materials like concrete and asphalt to break and crack, leading to uneven surfaces. While a property owner may not be liable for every little bit of damage, if he or she knows that a dangerous condition exists and does nothing about it, then they may be considered negligent.
People have the expectation that they will be reasonably safe wherever they go during the course of their day. However, when security is lacking, it leaves the door open for not only injuries but also for crimes to occur. Examples of inadequate safety include:
- Poor lighting
- Lack of adequate security
- Malfunctioning window or door locks
- No surveillance or camera system
In addition, companies or property owners may be liable if an employee injures someone and they failed to conduct a proper background investigation.
At The Law Offices of Goldfine & Bowles, P.C., we take your injury very seriously whether it is minor or extreme. Our attorneys will work closely with you to identify any parties that may be responsible for your injuries. If someone failed to take adequate measures to keep you safe, compensation may be available to help you with medical bills, lost wages and other expenses that may arise as a result of the accident.