We've written about a number of dog attacks that have recently occurred in the Chicago area. Though such attacks do not always garner much attention, it is of great concern to insurance companies since such companies are responsible for paying out a great deal of money concerning dog bite claims.
The United States Capitol sits about 700 miles east of Chicago. It is also the location of where a number of tunnel workers at the Capitol were likely exposed to asbestos and are now suffering lifelong afflictions from such exposure.
When speaking of premises liability, lawyers are referring to more than slip and fall accidents or injuries due to defective stairs. Owners of property also have a duty to keep their tenants and guests safe.
A large percentage of premises liability cases involve falls on the property of a private owner or business. We're used to seeing such cases in Chicago where individuals often slip on the ice. But many other slip and fall accidents come about because the owner left items lying around unattended or did not clean up slippery substances from the floor.
There is no way to spin the facts of a recent swimming pool accident in any positive way. A 12-year old cancer patient won a free trip to Florida and then subsequently drowned in the hotel swimming pool where he was staying.
We recently wrote about a pit bull attacking and killing another dog in Chicago while the owner of the pit bull refused to identify himself to the other dog owner. It turns out that the owner of the pit bull was a Chicago police officer.
It's becoming more and more common to hear about lawsuits where the individual suffering an asbestos injury was not directly in contact with the asbestos itself. Sometimes the person is exposed to asbestos simply by being in contact with someone else that worked directly with the asbestos.
A Chicago winter is a peak time for slip-and-fall accidents. However, the summer can bring on a number of these types of accidents as well in locations like baseball fields.
As buildings get older conditions inside begin to deteriorate. When company management does not take the time to correct deteriorating conditions circumstances of premises liability arise that can result in injuries and accidents.