Chicago Premises Liability Lawyer

When you step onto someone’s property, you have the right to expect a safe environment free from hazards. In fact, property owners in Chicago have a legal duty to keep their premises safe for lawful visitors. Failure to do so can result in a premises liability lawsuit.

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Samuel Meirowitz is “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” and an accomplished NYC personal injury lawyer, trial attorney and relentless advocate for his clients. Previously, he served the State of New York for four years as a prosecutor in the Bronx District Attorney’s office. Mr. Meirowitz is admitted to practice law in New York and Florida State Courts.

Samuel Meirowitz is “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” and an accomplished NYC personal injury lawyer, trial attorney and relentless advocate for his clients. Previously, he served the State of New York for four years as a prosecutor in the Bronx District Attorney’s office. Mr. Meirowitz is admitted to practice law in New York and Florida State Courts.

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At Meirowitz & Wasserberg, we understand how serious premises liability cases can be and are committed to supporting our injured clients through their recovery and down the road toward compensation. We have decades of experience helping accident victims secure compensation for their injuries and losses. Let our Chicago premises liability lawyers put that experience to work for you.

If you were injured on someone’s property because they failed to maintain a safe environment, our Chicago premises liability team is here to help. Call (844) 446-9529 or reach out online to schedule your free consultation.

How Can the Premises Liability Attorneys at Meirowitz & Wasserberg Help?

If you were injured at little to no fault of your own while visiting someone else’s property, our skilled legal team is standing by to make sure you know your legal rights and are fully supported on your journey toward compensation from the at-fault party. We are a leading personal injury law firm with a national presence. Our mission is to ensure that no accident victim lacks high-quality legal representation in their hour of need.

Over the years, we have developed an impressive track record of success in securing high-value case results for our clients. We have recovered over $360 million in verdicts and settlements on their behalf in personal injury scenarios ranging from car accidents and medical malpractice to premises liability and toxic torts

Though our track record is impressive, our success is best measured in terms of the countless lives we have helped rebuild. Our unwavering dedication to our clients is evident through their glowing testimonials

We lay strong case foundations through thorough investigation and robust legal strategies, and we handle each case with the utmost care and professionalism. Whether negotiating a settlement or representing you in court, we aim to secure the full and fair compensation you deserve to ease your recovery and bring you peace of mind.

No Financial Risk for You

One of the first concerns many people face when considering legal action is the cost. That is why our law firm operates on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing unless we win your case. This arrangement allows you to pursue justice without the stress of paying upfront legal fees. Because we offer free consultations, there is also no downside to having one of our skilled Chicago premises liability lawyers review your case. 

Our Chicago Premises Liability Attorneys

We pride ourselves on our combination of deep legal expertise and passionate commitment to client advocacy. Our Chicago-based attorneys, Joe Trunk and Nathaniel Wallace, are at the forefront of premises liability law, offering personalized legal strategies to defend your rights.

Joe Trunk

Joe Trunk

Joe brings a blend of experience and zeal to each case. His approach is grounded in a thorough understanding of Illinois law and a relentless pursuit of justice for his clients. Joe’s track record reflects his skill in navigating complex liability issues and commitment to achieving favorable outcomes. His legal acumen makes him a formidable advocate in the courtroom and a compassionate advisor to those he represents. 

Nathaniel Wallace

Joe Trunk

Nathaniel is known for his strategic thinking and meticulous attention to detail, qualities vital in premises liability cases. Focusing on comprehensive case preparation, Nathaniel ensures each client’s voice is heard and experience validated. His empathetic engagement with our clients and aggressive advocacy on their behalf make him a trusted ally in challenging times. 

How Long Do I Have to File a Premises Liability Claim in Chicago?

In Chicago, you typically have two years from the date of an accident to file a premises liability lawsuit. This time frame is set by the Illinois personal injury statute of limitations, which is designed to help cases proceed promptly and fairly. To protect your rights and interests, do not delay seeking legal counsel. 

Though certain exceptions may extend or shorten the deadline, failing to file your claim before the governing deadline will result in it being dismissed in court. Therefore, it is important to speak with a skilled personal injury lawyer to determine the correct deadline for filing your claim.

Seeking legal counsel quickly also helps preserve evidence and gives our team time to build a strong case. Important evidence needed to support your claim may become more challenging to obtain as time passes. For example, security footage can be erased, and witness memories can fade. 

What Evidence Is Needed In a Chicago Premises Liability Case?

Building a strong premises liability case requires gathering strong evidence. This evidence is crucial to proving the property’s hazards and the owner’s failure to address them. Key types of evidence that can strengthen your case include:

  • Security footage – Surveillance videos can provide proof of the conditions that led to your accident. 
  • Photographs – Pictures of the accident scene taken immediately after the incident can establish unsafe conditions.
  • Witness reports – Statements from people who saw the accident or can testify to the hazardous conditions on the property can support your claims about the property owner’s negligence.
  • Medical evidence – Medical records documenting your injuries, treatment, and prognosis are essential. They will be used to link your injuries directly to the accident and help calculate your compensable damages.
  • Maintenance records – Documentation can reveal neglect or knowledge of the hazardous condition if it shows that routine maintenance or safety protocols were ignored.

Collecting and presenting this evidence can be challenging, but with the guidance of our skilled premises liability lawyers in Chicago, you can navigate the legal process smoothly. We will gather all available evidence to establish liability and prove the full value of your claim. 

What Compensation Is Available in a Chicago Premises Liability Case?

You may be eligible for various forms of compensation following an injury on someone’s property. After evaluating your case, we can help you understand the potential value of your case and how we can aid in your recovery. Compensable damages in premises liability cases generally include things like:

  • Medical expenses – Compensation for all medical treatments related to your injuries, including hospital stays, surgeries, medications, physical therapy, and any future medical care required.
  • Lost wages – If your injuries caused you to miss work, you can claim compensation for lost income. This includes the wages you would have earned during your recovery period and future earnings if your injuries impact your ability to work long-term.
  • Pain and suffering – This covers the physical pain and emotional distress suffered as a result of the accident. Though more subjective than economic damages, pain and suffering damages can significantly raise the value of your claim.
  • Lowered quality of life – If your injuries prevent you from engaging in activities or hobbies you once enjoyed, you can seek compensation for loss of enjoyment of life.

Each case is unique, so it is crucial to work with a knowledgeable Chicago premises liability lawyer who can evaluate the details of your situation and guide you in identifying all potential compensation. Our lawyers are ready to discuss your case and explore every option for recovery.

Contact Meirowitz & Wasserberg for Help Today

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If you or a loved one were injured due to unsafe conditions on someone else’s property, it is crucial to seek professional legal help without delay. At Meirowitz & Wasserberg, our team is committed to protecting your rights and fighting for the compensation you deserve.

We offer a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your case and how we can help. This initial meeting is an opportunity for you to understand your legal options and for us to determine the potential value of your claim and how we can best assist you.

Let the knowledgeable, compassionate, and dedicated attorneys at Meirowitz & Wasserberg guide you through the legal process of securing compensation. Call (844) 446-9529 or contact us online to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.


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