based on premises liability varies depending on who the lawsuit is brought against. For example, if a premises liability lawsuit is brought against a governmental entity, the statute of limitations to bring a lawsuit is one year. On the other hand, if a premises liability lawsuit is brought against a private party, the statute of limitations is two years. Lawsuits against both governmental and private entities commonly occur as well.
For example, we represented a woman who had slipped and fell on water near a trash receptacle at O’Hare International Airport. O’Hare International Airport is owned by the City of Chicago which meant we needed to bring a lawsuit within one-year of the date of the accident. Once we filed suit against the City of Chicago, we learned of multiple other private parties who were supposed to have been responsible for maintaining the airport’s floors, roof, and glass in the incident area. Once identified, we added these additional private party defendants to the lawsuit within two years of the date of the accident.
Additionally, in this case, the injured party was a flight attendant working at the time of her fall which further afforded her the opportunity to assert an Illinois Worker’s Compensation claim.
For this singular accident, we were able to sue the airport, various maintenance companies, and the injured party’s employer. Our efforts yielded successful settlements totaling several hundred thousand dollars in the premises liability for the Defendants breached duty of ordinary care and in the worker’s compensation case.
While this case required a substantial amount of written discovery, depositions, and motion practice, the process of pursuing every potential party and cause of action is what ultimately led us to reach a successful resolution. Our goal is to pursue all avenues of recovery and aiming to go after as many pockets as possible so we can obtain fair compensation for all injury victims.