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Slip and Fall
Dangerous conditions, such as broken steps, slippery floors, and spills, can easily cause injury. Property owners are responsible for maintaining their property and must ensure that those premises are safe and free of hazardous conditions. For example, grocery store owners must verify that all spills are mopped up immediately, and restaurant owners must be certain that all banisters and railings are firmly in place. Otherwise, they could be held responsible for any injuries and resulting expenses incurred. If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, we can help. Please contact the personal injury lawyers at Lane & Lane today.
Defamation occurs when a person damages another's reputation by making false statements about him or her, either verbally or in print. When spoken, the statements are called slander; when published, they are called libel (the more serious of the two). Victims of defamation are entitled to compensation if they can prove their reputations were indeed damaged by the statements. For example, if an employee spreads a false rumor that his coworker is racist and that coworker is subsequently fired, the coworker can file suit. To learn more about defamation, please contact our personal injury lawyers in Chicago, Illinois, today.
Police officers work very hard to keep the streets and neighborhoods safe. They can be counted on to combat crime and to reinforce the law. But some unethical police officers abuse the law. They may use excessive force, commit racial profiling, accept bribes from drivers they have pulled over, or fail to read those charged with crimes their rights. Such misconduct will not be tolerated. If you or a loved one has been a victim of police misconduct, we can help. Please contact Lane & Lane today.
Coping with the death of a loved one is hard enough in itself, but if that death is the result of someone else's negligence, illegal behavior, or malpractice, pain is intensified. An inaccurate diagnosis (and subsequent improper treatment), an accident at the hand of a reckless driver, and the sale of an improperly tested product can all result in wrongful death. If you have lost a family member because of someone else's poor judgment or carelessness, the wrongful death lawyers at Lane & Lane can help. Please contact Lane & Lane today. Located in Chicago, Illinois.
Homeowners, apartment tenants, and business owners are legally responsible for ensuring their guests' safety is not compromised. In fact, they are liable for all injuries incurred on their property-and for all corresponding medical bills. For example, if a restaurateur fails to repair broken stairs on his or her property and a patron falls down those stairs and needs medical attention, the restaurateur will be at fault. If a neighbor's child falls into a homeowner's pool and is seriously harmed, the child's family has the right to file suit against the homeowner. If an apartment tenant has a party and a guest trips on a throw rug, injuring his back, the tenant is legally responsible for the guest's injury. Not knowing the law is not an excuse. If you or a loved one has sustained an injury on someone else's property, we can help. Please contact the personal injury attorneys at Lane & Lane - located in Chicago, Illinois - today.