Premises liability cases are typically determined according to a complex set of rules about ownership, trespassing and the definition of a guest. Such rules are already confusing for many adults, but they grow increasingly tortured when it comes to the role of teenagers in a premises liability case. This is because teenagers are far more likely to explore unmarked properties and areas without taking proper precautions.
Premises Liability: What Is Reasonable?
Different types of premises carry different rights and responsibilities, but one thing applies to every plaintiff, whether he or she is legally considered an invitee or a licensee: The owner is obliged by law to inspect his or her own property, take reasonable actions to keep the area safe and notify others of a risk. If you can prove the owner should have known about the risk and did not follow the subsequent steps, you may win a premises liability case involving a teenager or anyone else.
Teens and Premises Liability
What kinds of premises liability cases typically involve teenagers? Often cases such as these revolve around empty buildings and abandoned lots, although you may also be able to file a valid suit if your teenager has been injured in the home of another person or at a social engagement like a party. No matter what the circumstances, it is essential to retain a good attorney who can help walk you through the best way to win a case of premises liability here in Chicago.
We Know the Law
Klest Injury Law Firm has been working on personal injury cases involving teenagers for over two decades, and in that time we have earned a stellar reputation for effective property litigation. Whether the injury is a classic slip-and-fall or a more serious injury that has arisen due to poor maintenance or security, we can help you win a credible case. Please contact us at 866-264-7639 or use the contact form for more information, and remember: We never take any fee unless we win you money.