Anyone can suffer a slip-and-fall injury, regardless of their age and physical dexterity. As we noted in a recent post, not all slip-and-fall victims are senior citizens. However, as we also noted, falls are generally more serious for seniors and are the leading cause of death. People’s bones become more brittle as they age, so … Continue reading Don’t let a property owner unfairly blame a fall on age
You walk down the sidewalk in front of a local fast food joint. As you turn the corner to head up toward the door, you slip and fall on the ice. There’s been a cold spell in Illinois, and it seems like everything is frozen. Unfortunately, you hit your head on the sidewalk as you … Continue reading Which works faster, salt or calcium chloride?
If you slip and fall on another party’s property, there is a chance that you can sue. However, you need to be able to show that the property was not maintained or that the collection of ice, snow or water was unnatural. You also have to prove that the defendant knew about the conditions that … Continue reading Judge dismisses fall case against Food 4 Less
When you were walking into a local business, the last thing you expected was for a patch of ice to lead to a fall. The rest of the walkway was clear, so you didn’t even think you’d have to worry about it. Unfortunately, there was a shadow cast on part of the walkway in front … Continue reading Can you sue after an outdoor accident on ice?
Imagine this: You’re new to Illinois and have been invited to a holiday party by an acquaintance. You’re happy to go and perhaps gain a new circle of friends. Until you walk in and fall to the floor a few feet inside the door. You’re hurt. The ambulance is called. Well, the property owner could … Continue reading Help is available if you’re injured in an Illinois slip and fall
Walking around during the winter months in Illinois can be difficult. You have to deal with snowy conditions that can make it easy to slip and fall. While sidewalks and paths are usually shoveled and salted, it is necessary to ensure that you are prepared for walking around in wintry weather, even if you are … Continue reading Use care when walking on ice and snow this winter
CNA Financial Corporation released a study analyzing the slip-and-fall liability claims that it received between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2016. The authors noted several trends that may make business owners in Illinois and across the U.S. think twice about the safety of their own premises. The majority of slip and falls occurred because … Continue reading CNA study reveals common cause of slip and falls
The biggest threat to worker safety in Peoria could be slip and fall accidents. The Bureau of Labor Statistics data showed same-level slips, opposed to slips on inclined walkways or steps, as the primary culprit of workplace injury. Of course, the same areas posing extreme risks for an employee injury can also cause a customer … Continue reading Business survey shows unaddressed slip and fall risks
Swimming pool accidents claim the lives of about 1,000 children each year, and thousands more are left with injuries ranging from contusions and broken bones to permanent paralysis and brain damage. Some of these accidents take place at public facilities or business locations that feature swimming pools like hotels or health clubs, and many more … Continue reading Pursuing civil remedies after a swimming pool accident
In December 2016, the Illinois Supreme Court issued a ruling that in some cases, limits the immunities provided to residential owners and operators by the Snow and Ice Removal Act. In doing so, it expands a plaintiff’s right to claim damages for injuries resulting from some types of slip-and-fall cases involving snow and ice. Early … Continue reading Illinois Supreme Court Clarifies Issue Involving Snow and Ice Removal Act
Hazards to personal safety exist throughout Illinois. A broken stair rail or icy sidewalk could cause a person to slip or fall. In some cases, victims might be partially at fault for their injuries, but laws have been developed that could allow such injury victims to still recover a portion of damages. The legal rules … Continue reading 3 approaches to assigning liability for slip and fall accidents
Business owners in Illinois are responsible for keeping their premises safe for customers, employees and anyone else who visits. When guests at an unsafe business location get injured, the owner could face premises liability claims. Due to the nature of most commercial leases, commercial landlords are usually not liable for customers’ injuries on the premises. … Continue reading Businesses may be liable for patrons’ injuries
The June shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando was another reminder that clubs and bars need to address security vulnerabilities. While it may be possible to avoid getting hurt or even take down an active shooter by running or fighting back, the goal is to prevent chaos if possible. For instance, adding metal detectors at … Continue reading How to make clubs and bars safer in Illinois