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Slip and Fall Near Pool

Obviously, swimming pools have wet surfaces all over the premises from people coming out of the pool and walking around. There is an inherent danger with slick or slippery surfaces, which is exactly why precautions must be taken in order to prevent a slip and fall accident near a pool. If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall near a pool, you ma......

Negligent Lifeguards

We all trust lifeguards to, quite literally, guard our lives as well as those of our loved ones when we are in the pool or at the beach. They should be trained and tested in order to prove that they are capable of protecting people when needed. When they fail to uphold their duties, injuries and even deaths can result. If you or a loved one was injured in an acc......

Diving Board Waterslide

Diving boards and waterslides are meant to be fun, recreational aspects of a pool. But in order to be enjoyed, they have to be safe, first and foremost. Property owners and product manufacturers have a duty to create safe environments and products for those who use them. If you or a loved one suffered injuries from a diving board or waterslide accident, you may ......

Defective Swimming Pool

Many people love the relaxation that comes with laying poolside and taking a dip in the hot summer days. But, we rarely consider the risks that may accompany such a seemingly harmless activity. Swimming pools can be defective if not maintained and inspected properly. This can cause serious injury to its users. If you or a loved one has been injured in a swimming......

Defective Pool Gates

Pool gates are meant to prevent any accidents in a pool once it is closed and there is no staff available to ensure the safety of others. If someone is able to get through the pool gates due to a defect or not following Illinois law’s protocol for their construction, the property owner of the pool may be found liable for negligence in accordance with premises li......

Child Drowning

Pools and beaches can be a destination for some quality time with your family and children. Unfortunately, these days can suddenly go very wrong. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five drowning victims are children that are 14 years of age or younger. Children don’t necessarily understand the severity or danger of a situation lik......

Beach Accidents & Drownings

A trip to the beach can be a fun family getaway or a romantic date, but when the beach does not follow proper precautions to keep people safe, people can get in the way of serious harm. Oftentimes, children that are having fun on the beach are in even more severe danger due to their lack of understanding of danger. This is why beach owners must take any and all ......

Apartment Pool Drowning

Swimming pools are typically for fun or relaxing days in the summer, but sometimes, things can go south quickly and unexpectedly. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention claims that from 2005 to 2014, there was an average of 3,536 fatal, unintentional, non-boating related drowning incidents. This is an alarming and scary number to consider, knowing that ma......

Why do I need a personal injury lawyer for my premises liability case?

A premises liability accident can occur anytime, anyplace. It is when you are injured on someone else’s property due to their negligence and failure to exercise a reasonable duty of care to their invitees or licensees. When this occurs, you will certainly want a personal injury lawyer to handle your case to get you the justice and compensation that you deserve f......

Academy Bank

Creditors like Academy Bank cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Academy Bank violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Academy Bank will pay our fees and costs. You won’t owe us a ......

ABNB Federal Credit Union

Creditors like ABNB Federal Credit Union cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If ABNB Federal Credit Union violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and ABNB Federal Credit Union will pay our fe......

Aberdeen Proving Ground FCU

Creditors like Aberdeen Proving Ground FCU cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Aberdeen Proving Ground FCU violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Aberdeen Proving Ground FCU will pay ......

Seven Seventeen Credit Union

Creditors like Seven Seventeen (717) Credit Union cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Seven Seventeen Credit Union violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Seven Seventeen Credit Union ......

360 Federal Credit Union

Creditors like 360 Federal Credit Union cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If 360 Federal Credit Union violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and 360 Federal Credit Union will pay our fees ......

1st United Credit Union

Creditors like 1st United Credit Union cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If 1st United Credit Union violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and 1st United Credit Union will pay our fees and......

1st Summit Bank

Creditors like 1st Summit Bank cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If 1st Summit Bank violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and 1st Summit Bank will pay our fees and costs. You won’t ......

1st Financial Federal Credit Union

Creditors like 1st Financial Federal Credit Union cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If 1st Financial Federal Credit Union violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and 1st Financial Federal C......

1st Financial Bank USA

Creditors like 1st Financial Bank USA cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If 1st Financial Bank USA violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and 1st Financial Bank USA will pay our fees and co......

1st Century Bank

Creditors like 1st Century Bank cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If 1st Century Bank violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and 1st Century Bank will pay our fees and costs. You won&rsquo......

1st Advantage Federal Credit Union

Creditors like 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and 1st Advantage Federal C......

121 Financial Credit Union

Creditors like 121 Financial Credit Union cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If 121 Financial Credit Union violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and 121 Financial Credit Union will pay our......

Should I sign this waiver or cash this check from the insurance company before talking to a lawyer?

Before you sign a waiver or cash a check from an insurance company, you should definitely speak to a lawyer first. Insurance companies may want to avoid the hassle and costs that come with filing a lawsuit, so they may ask you to sign a release saying that you waive your right to sue or bring any legal action against the defendant. They are interested in a quick......

Do I have to file a lawsuit to get money in a premises liability case?

In a premises liability case, you will have to decide if you want to file a lawsuit to compensate you for your damages. These may include medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. Filing a lawsuit allows you to recover your damages most of the time. If the defendant is a big or otherwise successful business, filing a lawsuit should guarantee y......

Can I get money in a premises liability case?

In a premises liability lawsuit, the plaintiff will have suffered injuries due to the negligence of the owner or occupier of the property. If they are successful in their case, they are able to recover their monetary damages from the defendant. There are several claims that you can make in damages from this accident. ...

What is an “open and obvious” condition?

Generally, a premises liability accident is when an occupier or property or business owner breaches their duty of care to an invitee or licensee, which results in their injury which they can be found legally liable for. The defendant has a few options as defenses to this argument, one being the open and obvious doctrine. ...

What do I have to prove in a premises liability case?

A premises liability accident occurs when you are injured on someone else’s property due to negligence and a breach of their duty to you, the invitee or licensee. The occupier or property or business owner can then be held liable for your injuries and losses. If you believe that you have been in a premises liability case, there are a few things that you will hav......

What If Trespassing

In a premises liability case, only invitees and licensees are permitted to sue the property or business owner for negligence causing their injuries. If you were a trespasser, then you are not entitled to take any legal action against them since you were not permitted there in the first place. In Illinois,......

What If Trespassing

In a premises liability case, only invitees and licensees are permitted to sue the property or business owner for negligence causing their injuries. If you were a trespasser, then you are not entitled to take any legal action against them since you were not permitted there in the first place. In Illinois,......

Who Can Make a Claim

In a premises liability lawsuit, the plaintiff is suing the defendant, who is typically a property or business owner, for the injuries and damages that they suffered due to their negligence. This negligence is based off of the proof that the defendant knew or should have known of a dangerous condition or risk on their property and failed to take the proper measu......

Who Can Make a Claim

In a premises liability lawsuit, the plaintiff is suing the defendant, who is typically a property or business owner, for the injuries and damages that they suffered due to their negligence. This negligence is based off of the proof that the defendant knew or should have known of a dangerous condition or risk on their property and failed to take the proper measu......

Types of Accidents

Premises liability laws cover many types of accidents and injuries, but it essentially is meant to allow the injured party to sue the owner of the property where their injury occurred for breaching their duty of care owed and negligence. The typical types of injuries and accidents can cover a vast range of events. ...

Defenses

It is helpful to know some of the defenses to a premises liability lawsuit, so that you and your attorney can plan around what arguments may be raised by the other side. Some of the most common defenses are assumption of the risk, contributory negligence, and comparative negligence. Assumption of the risk......

Sue City/Town

In the event that you trip or slip and fall from a cracked or uneven public sidewalk, you may be able to sue the city or town’s government in which it occurred, depending on where you live. But, there are some important key factors to keep in mind that may limit your claim. Here in Illinois, Illinois laws and statutes give the government immunities regarding cla......

What Must Be Proven

As the injured party or plaintiff in a premises liability lawsuit, there are a few things that you will have to prove on your part in order for your case to be considered viable so each party can proceed with preparing their arguments. First, you must be able to prove that the defendant is the property ow......

Duties Owed

A property owner owes guests and visitors a certain duty of care to ensure their safety and enjoyment. When this duty of care is breached and it causes a person injury, they may be liable for negligence; that is the premise of a premises liability lawsuit. There are a few types of entrants that can be distinguished: invitees, licensees, and trespassers.  ...

After I'm Injured

After you are injured in a premises liability accident, there are a few things that you should keep in mind and consider in a timely manner. First, you or someone that you are with should note your surroundings, and take many pictures of the accident, the area, and your injuries. This is to help the attorneys see the conditions of the property to make judgements......

What Can I Recover

After a premises liability lawsuit in Illinois, you, as the plaintiff, may be able to recover some monetary damages. First, it is important to note that Illinois follows the law of modified contributory negligence. This means that if the court finds you a certain percentage “guilty” or at-fault for the accident, where you contributed to your injuries to a degree......

Most Common Cases

Of all the possibilities of premises liability accidents that can occur in a wide array of settings, the most commonly reported is a slip and fall accident. These involve slipping on a spilled liquid, uneven flooring, or falling due to a weak foundation. They can even be deadly, especially for the elderly. Also, swimming pool accidents are very common. This can ......

Premises Liability Accident Stats

Premises liability lawsuits, when the plaintiff was injured on the defendant’s property due to their negligence in exercising reasonable care for their entrants, are more common than people may think. The U.S. Department of Justice reported that in 2001, premises liability cases accounted for 11% of civil cases disposed of by trial. They also reported that each ......

IL Premises Liability

Each state has different statutes describing premises liability law as it is enforced in their state. In Illinois, the Illinois Premises Liability Act was created to guide both parties in how to handle these types of cases. This is statute 740 ILCS 130 of the Premises Liability Act, which allows individuals, who are injured due to the environment of a property, ......

How ALF Helps

Premises liability cases can cause significant physical, emotional, and psychological distress. We at Agruss Law Firm are here to help see if you have a viable case and strongly defend you and your rights. This type of personal injury case allows you to sue the owner of the property where you were injured if it was due to, most commonly, negligence. ...

What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability is a concept and subcategory of personal injury lawsuits that you can file. It essentially gives a person the right to sue the owner of the property in the event that that person was injured on their property. Most of these lawsuits are based on negligence. To prove negligence occurred, you must be able to prove that the property owner owed yo......

What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability is a concept and subcategory of personal injury lawsuits that you can file. It essentially gives a person the right to sue the owner of the property in the event that that person was injured on their property. Most of these lawsuits are based on negligence. To prove negligence occurred, you must be able to prove that the property owner owed yo......

Dram Shop Owners

A premises liability accident is when a person gets injured on another party’s property. When this happens, as long as the injured party is not a trespasser, Illinois law allows the injured party to sue the owner of the property for being responsible for negligence and causing their injury and any damages that occurred. There are various types of responsible par......

Business Owners

A premises liability accident is when a person gets injured on another party’s property. When this happens, as long as the injured party is not a trespasser, Illinois law allows the injured party to sue the owner of the property for being responsible for negligence and causing their injury and any damages that occurred. There are various types of responsible par......

Condo Owners Association

A premises liability accident is when a person gets injured on another party’s property. When this happens, as long as the injured party is not a trespasser, Illinois law allows the injured party to sue the owner of the property for being responsible for negligence and causing their injury and any damages that occurred. There are various types of responsible par......

Property Managers

A premises liability accident is when a person gets injured on another party’s property. When this happens, as long as the injured party is not a trespasser, Illinois law allows the injured party to sue the owner of the property for being responsible for negligence and causing their injury and any damages that occurred. There are various types of responsible par......

Renters or Lessees

A premises liability accident is when a person gets injured on another party’s property. When this happens, as long as the injured party is not a trespasser, Illinois law allows the injured party to sue the owner of the property for being responsible for negligence and causing their injury and any damages that occurred. There are various types of responsible par......

Property Owners

A premises liability accident is when a person gets injured on another party’s property. When this happens, as long as the injured party is not a trespasser, Illinois law allows the injured party to sue the owner of the property for being responsible for negligence and causing their injury and any damages that occurred. There are various types of responsible par......

Torn Ligaments and Muscle Strain

After your premises liability accident, you can file an injury claim to recover the costs that you incurred due to this injury. One injury that may occur that you can claim is torn ligaments or muscle strains. A torn ligament is when one of the bands of tissue connecting bone to bone is torn, perhaps more well known as a “sprain”. On the other hand, a muscle str......

Paralysis

In a premises liability accident, you have the ability to make a claim for injuries to recover the damages and costs associated with it. One of your injuries may be paralysis, where you lose muscle function of an area of your body. Whether it is a temporary or permanent disability, it is one of the more debilitating injuries that a person can suffer from since i......

Burns

One type of injury that can occur from a premises liability accident are various degrees of burns to the body. First degree burns are considered more minor and affect only the skin, second degree burns into deeper layers of the skin, and third degree burns are the most serious and can affect deep tissue beyond the skin layers. This can cause permanent damage and......

Loss of Limbs

One of the most severe and life-changing injuries that can come of a premises liability accident is the loss of limbs, otherwise known as amputation. Amputations can be either intentional or unintentional. An unintentional amputation is the result of an injury or condition that is so severe that one has to undergo surgical amputation due to no other choice. Inte......

Road Rash

When your premises liability accident involves you getting thrown onto the road or a car crash, you may have suffered from “road rash”. Road rash is commonly known as an injury to the outer layer of your skin when it gets scraped off due to a strong impact with a road or other hard object. Although, it can certainly wipe out several layers of skin and become a m......

TJX Credit Card

Creditors like The TJX Credit Card cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Synchrony Bank violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Synchrony Bank will pay our fees and costs. You won’......

Dollar Dime Recovery Solutions

Debt collectors like Dollar Dime Recovery Solutions cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Dollar Dime Recovery Solutions violated the law, you will get money damages and they will pay your attorney’s fees and costs. ......

Volkswagen Service Card

Creditors like The Volkswagen Service Card cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If The Volkswagen Service Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and The Volkswagen Service Card will pay ......

Tractor Supply Company® Personal Credit Card

Creditors like The Tractor Supply Company® Personal Credit Card cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If The Tractor Supply Company® Personal Credit Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money......

Toro Credit Card

Creditors like The Toro Credit Card cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If the Toro Credit Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and the Toro Credit Card will pay our fees and costs. Y......

The Tire Kingdom Credit Card

Creditors like The Tire Kingdom Credit Card cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If The Tire Kingdom Credit Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and The Tire Kingdom Credit Card will p......

The National Tire & Battery Credit Card

Creditors like The National Tire & Battery Credit Card cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If The National Tire & Battery Credit Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and The N......

The Merchant Tire Credit Card

Creditors like The Merchant's Tire Credit Card cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If The Merchant's Tire Credit Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and The Merchant's Tire Credit Ca......

The Just Tires Credit Card

Creditors like The Just Tires Credit Card cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If The Just Tires Credit Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and The Just Tires Credit Card will pay our......

The Home Depot Consumer Credit Card

Creditors like the Home Depot Consumer Credit Card cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If the Home Depot Consumer Credit Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and the Home Depot Consum......

The Goodyear Credit Card

Creditors like The Goodyear Credit Card cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If The Goodyear Credit Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and The Goodyear Credit Card will pay our fees ......

The Brooks Card

Creditors like The Brooks Card cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If The Brooks Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and The Brooks Card will pay our fees and costs. You won’t ......

The Brooks Brothers Platinum Mastercard

Creditors like The Brooks Brothers Platinum Mastercard cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If The Brooks Brothers Platinum Mastercard violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and The Brooks Br......

Staples Personal Credit Card

Creditors like Staples Personal Credit Card cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Staples Personal Credit Card violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Staples Personal Credit Card will p......

Sidney Thomas Jewelers

Creditors like Sidney Thomas Jewelers cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Sidney Thomas Jewelers violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Sidney Thomas Jewelers will pay our fees and co......

Sears Mastercard

Creditors like Sears Mastercard cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Sears Mastercard violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Sears Mastercard will pay our fees and costs. You won&rsquo......

Sears Home Improvement Account

Creditors like Sears Home Improvement Account cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Sears Home Improvement Account violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Sears Home Improvement Account ......

Bruises, Cuts and Scrapes

One of the most common injuries in premises liability accidents are bruises, cuts, and scrapes. These can be from just about any type of accident involving a body blow or coming into contact with something sharp. In your premises liability lawsuit, you can make this claim a part of your case to recover monetary awards for the suffering that you have experienced.......

Neck Injuries

One injury that a victim of a premises liability accident may suffer from is a neck injury. These are typically seen in accidents on a property where there was a slip and fall, a falling object, or a protruding object. Your attorney can work with you to collect evidence of how it has affected your life in order for you to make a claim for your neck injury. ...

Brain Injury

The brain is one of our body’s most important organs and handles an endless amount of tasks to facilitate our body’s proper functioning. From stories that we typically hear, many people’s greatest fear is suffering from a brain injury. For premises liability accident victims, this fear becomes a frightening reality. That is why in your lawsuit, you can make a cl......

Brain Injury

The brain is one of our body’s most important organs and handles an endless amount of tasks to facilitate our body’s proper functioning. From stories that we typically hear, many people’s greatest fear is suffering from a brain injury. For premises liability accident victims, this fear becomes a frightening reality. That is why in your lawsuit, you can make a cl......