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What are characteristics of the Illinois premises liability act?

The liability of an owner or occupier of land to others on the property has been the subject of legal disputes for many years, dating back to the days of common law courts. As the theory of premises liability evolved, courts created a body of case decisions that broke down the owner or occupier's duty of reasonable care into different types depending on the status of the person injured on the land. These status types included people who were considered to be invitees, licensees, trespassers, and so forth. Each was owed a different kind of duty of care.

Losing the right to compensation due to statutes of limitations

A Cook County resident who is injured in a head-on collision caused by a distracted driver does not want to be told by an attorney that he or she has lost the right to sue for damages. Unfortunately, too many people wait before seeking legal advice following an auto accident because they are unaware of the Illinois statute of limitations.

Woman files lawsuit against Illinois arcade

It was reported on April 28 that an Illinois arcade submitted a case in which a customer claimed that she suffered a fall due to hazardous conditions to federal court. The lawsuit had initially been submitted to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on Jan. 15 but was removed on Feb. 17.

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