September 2014 Archives

Are outdoor recreational facility owners liable for guest injury?

The possibility that an outdoor recreation facility's proprietor might face liability for a guest's injuries is dependent on multiple factors. The guidelines set in Illinois' Recreational Use of Land and Water Areas Act are meant to inform decisions fitting the individual circumstances related to accidents occurring on or after Jan. 1, 2014, which is when the 98th General Assembly made amendments to previous statutory rules for liability.

What are the signs of nursing home neglect in Illinois?

While the two are certainly related, there is a difference between nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect in Illinois. For one thing, abuse can be something that is actively being done against a resident -- such as striking them -- whereas neglect is more about failing to provide the care that is required.

Illinois slip and fall accident claims means proving fault

When you go into a store, you don't expect that you will slip on something and fall. You likely didn't go into the store with the intent of getting hurt. Sadly, slipping and falling does happen at stores sometimes. In some cases, that slip and fall can lead to serious injuries. When you are injured in a slip and fall accident in Illinois, you have the right to seek compensation from the responsible party through the civil court system. If you are injured, you should know some basic information so you can proceed with your case with confidence.

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