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Apartment complex personal injury overview

Living in an apartment complex is much different from owning your own home. You are a tenant who is not responsible for the upkeep of certain areas of the complex. Those areas could include the hallways, elevators, stairwells, courtyard, trash rooms, laundry rooms and more. The landlord, or owner of the complex is legally responsible for ensuring that there are no knows hazards that could harm the tenants.

Woman suing for unsafe asphalt that led to injuries

A woman is suing multiple entities due to injuries she claims she suffered from unsafe asphalt in Chicago. The lawsuit names three defendants, one of them a paving company. The lawsuit was filed on May 2 in Cook County Circuit Court alleging that the defendants failed to keep their property reasonably safe for visitors.

Construction site safety tips in Chicago

Chicago is home to some of the best food in the country. It's also home to plenty of construction sites where dangers lurk each day. No matter how many precautions construction workers take to protect themselves, accidents can still happen that lead to serious injury or even death. Here are some important construction site safety tips in Chicago.

Know what duties and responsibilities your landlord holds

Chicago residents who rent or lease a home sometimes feel they are at the mercy of their landlords. In a lived-in home, things can malfunction or simply stop working due to ordinary wear and tear. Often, this presents safety hazards to those who reside on the premises.

How aware is the city about dangerous rental properties?

If you live in Chicago, you already know that it is a large, busy city. As you might expect, city officials have their hands full with a wide array of problems that come with running a city. While it is probably challenging to address all of the issues Chicago experiences, you can be assured that the City is aware of dangerous residential properties.

Rental home hazards | Premises liability for lead paint

Chicago is a bustling, contemporary city, full of all the benefits a modern world provides. Surely, lead paint in rental properties is a thing of the past, right? While it is easy to understand why people believe lead is no longer an issue, the reality of today's rental market is something else entirely.

Premises liability claims against the government

You already know that accidents can occur anytime and anywhere. You may also know that property owners can be held liable for any injuries you may suffer on their premises due to negligence. However, filing a premises liability claim for injuries suffered on federal or state property is a bit more complex.

Injured slipping on an icy sidewalk? Liability rules clarified

A lot of people slip and fall on ice and snow each winter here in Chicago. Most of the time it's no big deal, but sometimes people are injured pretty seriously. If this happens to you, you're in for some major cost and trouble.

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