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Can I Sue If I Was Injured on Someone Else’s Property?

Published on September 20th, 2019

When you enter someone else’s property, you expect it to be safe. However, if you do become injured on someone else’s property, it’s important to contact our personal injury lawyer in Libertyville to educate yourself about your rights and how you should proceed moving forward. Before pursuing a legal case, consider the following questions:

Were You Trespassing?

Consider whether or not you had permission to be on the property in the first place. However, if you were trespassing, the property owner may still be at fault for any injuries that occurred. Also, keep in mind that property owners are not allowed to make dangerous conditions worse in order to capture a trespasser. 

Was a Law Violated?

Proving that the owner or manager of the property was directly violating a law that led to your injury will bode well for your case. For example, if a property owner didn’t clear snow and you become injured as a result, this is grounds for a premises liability lawsuit. Our personal injury lawyer in Libertyville can help you collect evidence to build your case. 

Were Dangerous Conditions Present?

If a property owner doesn’t take care of dangerous conditions on their property, they are held responsible for any injuries that develop as a result. 

You should never have to endure an injury due to the negligence of someone else. Contact our personal injury lawyer in Libertyville to get started.

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