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Champaign County Landlord Liability Lawyer

Pekin premises liability attorney for tenant injuries caused by landlords

Attorneys for Injuries to Tenants Due to Landlord Negligence in Champaign, Springfield, and Bloomington

If you rent an apartment, house, or other type of home, you expect your landlord to maintain your living space and promptly address any issues that could threaten your family's safety. Unfortunately, landlords often fail to live up to their responsibilities, and hazards on a property can cause serious injuries to tenants or visitors. If you have suffered an injury in an accident that was caused by a landlord's negligence, you may be able to pursue compensation through a premises liability claim.

At Kanoski Bresney, we have been helping victims of personal injuries for over 40 years, and we can make sure a negligent landlord is held responsible for the harm you have suffered. We have helped our clients receive a total of more than $400 million in compensation, and we are ready to advocate for your rights and financial interests. We pledge to provide respect, response, and results so that you can have the financial security you need as you recover from your injuries.

Injuries Caused by Landlord Negligence

All property owners are required to make sure their property is safe for people to use. While tenants may be expected to perform minor repairs, landlords should address any major structural issues, make sure all appliances and electrical wiring are functioning properly, and correct any hazards that could threaten the health and safety of tenants or others who are allowed to enter a property. Landlords may be liable for injuries caused by:

  • Slipping and tripping hazards - If sidewalks are damaged, or if the proper measures are not taken to clear snow and ice from outside walkways, tenants may suffer slip and fall injuries. Fall injuries can also occur because of damaged stairways, potholes in parking lots, or other hazards.
  • Electrical fires - Wiring that has not been properly maintained may catch fire, causing tenants to experience burn injuries, smoke inhalation, and property damage. In some cases, these fires may occur due to improperly installed devices such as appliances or air conditioners.
  • Missing alarms - Failure to provide working smoke alarms can cause tenants to experience injuries in fires, or tenants may suffer injuries or wrongful death because of the lack of carbon monoxide alarms.
  • Maintenance issues - A property should be inspected regularly, and failure to perform repairs could lead to injuries due to structural collapse of walls, roofs, or balconies. Tenants may also suffer electrocutions or other injuries due to malfunctioning appliances.
  • Toxic substances - Landlords should take the proper measures to address lead paint, toxic mold, asbestos, radon, or toxic chemicals, and failure to do so can threaten the health and well-being of tenants.
  • Motor vehicle accidents - A landlord may be liable for any injuries that occur in car accidents caused by their employees.
  • Swimming pools - Failure to maintain a pool or its equipment can lead to drownings, slip and fall injuries, or other forms of harm to tenants and visitors.
  • Negligent security - Tenants may suffer harm due to assaults or robberies if a landlord does not provide locks and deadbolts on doors or adequate lighting around a property.

Contact Our Macon County Landlord Negligence Lawyers

You deserve to be safe in your own home. If you or a member of your family have suffered injuries because your landlord has failed to address issues that threatened your well-being, you can pursue financial compensation to address your medical expenses, the income you have lost, and the pain and suffering you have experienced. Kanoski Bresney can work with you to file a premises liability lawsuit, and we will fight to make sure you are fully compensated for your injuries. To set up a complimentary consultation, contact us at 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682. We assist with premises liability cases against landlords throughout central Illinois, including McLean County, Peoria County, Schuyler County, Decatur, Champaign, Rushville, McDonough County, Springfield, Peoria, Pekin, Sangamon County, Macomb, Tazewell County, Adams County, Macon County, Champaign County, Quincy, and Bloomington.

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