Snow and ice are big contributors to the number of premises liability and negligence cases filed in the courthouses each winter. Chicagoland is currently covered in a blanket of snow, which is making surfaces slippery. According to the Municipal Code of Chicago (4-4-310 & 10-8-180), property owners and occupants are responsible for keeping sidewalks clear of snow and ice. The owner of a commercial or residential premises may be liable for your injury. Candidly, it is not always a "slam dunk"; a property owner is not always liable just because someone fell on their property. These are actually some of the toughest case to "win", which is one of the reasons we emphasize that you really need an experienced lawyer to handle your slip and fall case.
There are many facets to the finding of liability in a slip and fall case. Was the defendant negligent for not remedying the situation? Was the property owner aware of the defect? Did the property owner create the hazardous condition? Contact us today to discuss your slip and fall injury and case and we can find the answers to these questions. We are eager to assist you. Call us today at (312)327-1840.