In general, landlords cannot be held liable for injuries that occur on their property. But there is an important exception to this rule. A landlord can be held responsible if the landlord was negligent in maintaining the property, and that negligence resulted in you or someone you love being injured.
In fact, Illinois law goes as far as to say that landlords cannot indemnify themselves against negligence. In other words, any provision in a lease or rental agreement that protects a landlord from being sued for negligence is void and unenforceable.
Whether a landlord was negligent depends on the particular circumstances of your case. If you were injured as a result of a dangerous condition on your property or someone else’s property, let us help. The Law Offices of Mark L. Karno & Associates have over 30 years of experience with premises liability cases.
Landlords, owners of property, and insurance companies often try to get out of compensating you for your injuries. We strongly believe that these parties should be held responsible if their negligence resulted in someone being injured on their property. As a result, our team will aggressively advocate for your interests and help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Using our experience, we can analyze your individual case to determine the best course of action. We can start by reviewing your lease to ensure that it does not contain a void indemnification provision. We can then review the facts surrounding your injury to evaluate whether your landlord was negligent. Throughout this whole process, we will make sure that you understand what is going on and feel comfortable with how your case is progressing.
To learn more about how the Law Offices of Mark K. Karno & Associates can help you, contact us for a free consultation.