If you or a loved one suffered an injury on another’s unsafe property in Lincoln or elsewhere in Illinois, you likely have many questions about your legal options.

The Lincoln premises liability lawyers at Onward Injury Law have spent many years assisting people in holding negligent property owners accountable after slip-and-falls, dog bites, inadequate security, poor lighting, and other unsafe conditions.

We understand this can be an overwhelming time. Medical bills may be piling up, or time off work is leading to lost wages, all at a time while coping with injury trauma. Our team can help. Contact us for a free consultation and get started on your case today.

Premises Liability Laws in Lincoln, IL

Illinois Premises Liability Act establishes that property owners can be held liable for injuries occurring on their land or facilities if unsafe conditions exist. Per 740 ILCS 130/2, owners and occupiers owe all visitors, including invitees and licensees, a duty of “reasonable care under the circumstances” regarding the property’s state and potential dangers.

Examples of premises liability include a store failing to clean up liquid spills or a hotel not having proper lighting in staircases. Property owners must either remedy such hazards or adequately warn visitors. However, owners have no duty to safeguard against “open and obvious” risks that an entrant should reasonably notice and avoid themselves.

If an injury occurs because an owner neglected general reasonable care around dangers, the injured person can sue for medical costs, lost wages, loss of future earnings if disabled, and other accident-related damages. However, property owners may cite contributory fault, like a person choosing to use structures in an unforeseeable hazardous way.

Ultimately, the court determines if the premises liability standard was breached after examining the specific building/land type, location, and handling of potential risks. Under 740 ILCS 130/2, owners who fail to provide reasonable protection against foreseeable premises dangers can be held accountable for resulting harm.

Our Track Record of Results

With intimate knowledge of Illinois premises liability laws, our Lincoln injury firm has successfully handled the following recent slip and fall cases statewide:

  • A $485k settlement in Christian County for a slip and fall accident.
  • $270k for a Macon County client who fell well visiting another person’s property.
  • $265k Macon County slip and fall claim.

We prepare every case for trial, investigating circumstances thoroughly to prove property negligence.

We aim to maximize claims to cover all quantifiable and qualitative losses – past and future medical expenses, income loss, pain and suffering, loss of normal life activities, and other damages from the accident.

Onward Injury Law is fearless in rejecting lowball insurance offers – we advocate for full justice.

Proving Liability With Evidence

Building a convincing premises liability claim requires compiling strong supporting evidence. As your Lincoln personal injury advocates, our firm takes swift action to preserve critical details through:

  • Photographing injury sites.
  • Interviewing eyewitnesses on the scene.
  • Reviewing relevant documents – medical reports, security logs, inspection records, etc..
  • Consulting applicable building codes and safety standards.
  • Working with qualified experts – engineers and investigators.

Thorough evidence shows property owners failed to meet reasonable duty of care, directly causing preventable incidents. We establish clear liability, so you receive rightful compensation.

Why Illinois Chooses Onward Injury Law

With so much at stake after an injury, clients want a trustworthy lawyer.

Our Lincoln personal injury lawyers offer:

  • Free case consultations and honest legal guidance.
  • Personalized attention and responsiveness with your attorney.
  • No recovery, no fee promise, so you pay no upfront costs.
  • Over years of experience resolving premises liability claims.

We treat clients like family. Other firms view cases as numbers – we see real people whose lives were unjustly changed, now facing daunting medical or financial burdens. Securing compensation allows moving forward, and we will fight tirelessly to help you recover.

Contact Our Lincoln Premises Liability Lawyers Today

Illinois statute of limitations laws limit filing times for premises liability claims. For the best chance of winning compensation, contact Onward Injury Law immediately after an injury accident.

Reach us online or call for a free consultation. Our lawyers are always here to help get you the money you deserve.

FAQ: Lincoln Premises Liability Lawyer

How do I know if I have a valid premises liability claim?

Premises liability refers to a property owner being held legally responsible for injuries or accidents that occur on their property due to unsafe conditions, maintenance issues, or negligence. Examples include wet floors, poor lighting, and defective structures.

Can I sue if I got injured on someone else’s property?

You may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit if you suffered injuries on another person or company’s property. Key factors are proving they failed to take reasonable safety precautions given the circumstances.

What types of compensation are available in a premises liability case?

If successful in a premises liability lawsuit, you may recover compensation for medical bills, lost income, loss of future earnings capacity if disabled, pain/suffering damages, and, in some cases, punitive damages if gross negligence is proven.