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Conditions that can cause slip-and-fall accidents outside

It's not uncommon for people to slip and fall indoors. In fact, it's a leading cause of premises liability lawsuits in Chicago. There are so many hazards inside a commercial or residential building, such as wet floors, objects, poor lighting, broken stairs and much more. Here are some of the conditions that can lead to slip-and-fall accidents outside.

How does premises liability work in regards to children?

Premises liability is an important subject that all property owners should brush up on every now and then. The laws differ from state to state, but tend to be the same when dealing with children and premises liability. For the most part, property owners have a special responsibility placed on them by the law because of their curiosity and inability to comprehend what can be a danger to them.

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.

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