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Winter Slip and Fall Safety Tips

Although the days are already getting longer, there is likely to be quite a few more weeks of ice and snow for us to contend with here in the Chicago area. As Aurora slip and fall lawyers, we know all too well how a slip or fall can lead to missed work and significant injury. Here are some winter safety tips to help you avoid becoming a victim of a slip and fall accident.

Home Safety Tips for Fall Prevention

This week is Fall Prevention Awareness Week. Falls are the leading cause of injuries in older adults. Suffering a fall can create a lesser quality of life for many older adults because of the serious injuries they sustain.

When Do I Have a Premises Liability Claim?

Every day in Chicago, people slip and fall or are otherwise injured while on another's property. Premises liability lawyers recognize that every injury does not make the basis for a personal injury lawsuit, however. How can you find out if you have the legal grounds to file a premises liability claim?

Who is responsible for snow removal on sidewalks?

There is a line from a popular cable television series that goes, "Winter is coming." In a similar vein, although currently spring is about to give way to summer in Chicago, residents of the city are never forgetful that eventually winter will return and with it the usual accumulations of snow. And every winter the question comes up after the first snowfall, "Who is responsible for keeping the sidewalks clear?"

What constitutes a slip and fall accident?

When you go shopping, typically you expect to be able to do so safely. But when there are dangerous conditions in the store, things can turn ugly quickly. If you have been injured by a slip and fall accident in a shop, it is important to know if the incident is grounds for a premises liability case.

Woman files lawsuit against Illinois arcade

It was reported on April 28 that an Illinois arcade submitted a case in which a customer claimed that she suffered a fall due to hazardous conditions to federal court. The lawsuit had initially been submitted to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on Jan. 15 but was removed on Feb. 17.

Illinois market sued by woman who fell on premises

A woman from Cook County slipped and fell in a Frankfort market on June 26, 2013, and she is now suing the market for the injuries she sustained in the fall. In the suit, the woman cited the market with negligence. She filed the suit with the Cook County Circuit Court on March 11, 2015.

Slip and fall liability in Illinois

When injuries arise from slip and fall accidents in Illinois, many people initiate legal action as soon as possible. However, of these potential plaintiffs, many lose their case or are told they have no case because of factors inherent in the accident itself. While Illinois, like most states, charges property owners with a certain duty of care to prevent dangerous conditions on their property, that burden of care is balanced by an obligation on the part of others to exercise appropriate caution.

Illinois woman sues ATT after tripping in parking lot

A woman who allegedly suffered injuries to her back, hand, left leg and left shoulder after tripping in a Hoffman Estate parking lot is suing multiple individuals and organizations, including AT&T, Harper College, a property manager and a record title owner. The lawsuit, which was filed on Oct. 29, 2012, claims that an overhead light turned off at 5:45 a.m. while the woman was walking from the parking lot to the building, causing her to trip on an uneven walkway.

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