Representing Clients in Calumet City, Illinois with Auto Accident and Premises Liability Lawsuits

Calumet City, IL is located approximately 19 miles south of Chicago, IL, near Hammond, Indiana. Residents of Calumet City, IL enjoy a suburban lifestyle with easy access to Chicago. There are a number of fine restaurants in Calumet City, IL, including Outback Steakhouse, Price’s Southern Soul Food, Leona’s, and Siam Marina.

Given Calumet City’s close proximity to Chicago, IL and Hammond, IN, it is a top choice for many new residents. There are a number of homes for sale in Calumet City, IL for those looking to purchase a home. For those residents looking to rent, there are a number of Calumet City, IL apartments available, as well as several homes for rent in Calumet City, IL.

Auto Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents and truck accidents are the most common type of personal injury claim. Motor vehicle accidents can happen for a number of reasons – distracted driving, hazardous road conditions, poor weather conditions, hit and run accidents, speeding, just to name a few. Distracted driving is a common cause of car accidents. Illinois law also prohibits sending or reading text messages and emails while driving anywhere within the state. Even when drivers use a hands-free cell phone while driving and both hands are on the wheel, talking on a cell phone alone distracts a driver and can lead to accidents caused by inattentive driving. According to the NHTSA, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, drivers that use cell phones are four times more likely to get into auto accidents that result in injuries.

Because the legal and factual issues involved with personal injury lawsuits, such as those involving car accidents, can be complex, a skilled Calumet City car accident attorney like those at Ankin Law Offices, LLC can help guide you through the entire process.

Premises Liability

Slip and fall accidents can occur in Calumet City apartments, hotels, restaurants and other crowded facilities. Slip and fall accidents are covered by the legal theory of premises liability, which provides that the owner or occupiers of a property are liable for accidents and injuries that occur on their property. Other types of accidents covered by the premises liability theory include: stairway accidents, elevator accidents, falling merchandise, negligent security, and swimming pool accidents.

Many homes for rent and apartments in Calumet, IL have porches or balconies. Unfortunately, if the porches and balconies are poorly constructed, they can cause dangerous accidents, resulting in serious injuries, paralysis or death. Property owners and management companies have a duty to maintain safe porches and balconies and they may be held liable under premises liability for those accidents that occur in a porch or balcony collapse. Porch and balcony collapses in Calumet City, IL apartments can happen for a number of reasons, including excessive weight, design defects, rotten wood, weak supports, rusty nails or fasteners, or building code violations.

Other Types of Personal Injury Actions

At Ankin Law Offices, our Calumet City personal injury lawyers focus on representing the victims of personal injury accidents, including motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, premises liability, and product liability. We also help injured employees who were involved in a workplace accident with their workers’ compensation claims, and we help individuals with disabilities obtain social security disability benefits.

If you have been involved in a Calumet City personal injury accident, contact the experienced Calumet City, Illinois injury attorneys at Ankin Law Offices to schedule a free consultation.