In our last post, we began discussing Illinois law concerning premises liability, and specifically the duties property owners owe to those entering onto their property. As we noted, the general rule is that property owners owe a reasonable duty of care under the circumstances.
For property owners, ensuring the safety of those who enter onto their land can be a source of anxiety due to the fear of liability for injury or death. This is especially true for property owners who are engaged in dangerous activities on their property, who have a dangerous condition on their property, or who have a lot of traffic on their property.
With several major metropolitan areas and thousands of miles of highly trafficked roadways, Illinois is also home to hundreds of thousands of devastating vehicle collisions each year. Whether you are driving to work, to school, shuttling your kids or simply running household errands, a crash lurks around nearly every corner. From bad weather to distracted drivers to drunk drivers you stand the risk of serious injury in both urban and rural areas.