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What are key considerations for home pool safety?

Having a home pool can be a lot of fun for the family whose home it is at and their friends. However, if pool safety is not taken care of, there can be dangerous accidents with corresponding premises liability. Correspondingly, it is important to address some questions about pool safety.

When Do I Have a Premises Liability Claim?

Every day in Chicago, people slip and fall or are otherwise injured while on another's property. Premises liability lawyers recognize that every injury does not make the basis for a personal injury lawsuit, however. How can you find out if you have the legal grounds to file a premises liability claim?

What is the "open and obvious" defense in premises liability?

The general rule concerning premises liability in Illinois is that the owner or occupier of property has a duty to protect people on the property from reasonably foreseeable harm. This duty of care is subject to certain limitations, one of which is known as the "open and obvious" defense. This defense holds that if the danger on the property is known to or obvious to people who enter the property, then the owner or occupier of the land does not owe them a duty of care with regard to that particular condition.

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.

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