What must you prove in a slip-and-fall case?
June 9, 2020
If you slip and fall on someone else’s property and sustain an injury, you have the right to sue the property owner or operator. Establishing his or her liability for your injury, however, may prove more difficult than you initially think. FindLaw explains that property owners and operators have the duty to keep their property […]
Where do most slips and falls occur?
May 4, 2020
A slip-and-fall accident refers to a situation in which you slip, trip or fall while on another person’s property through no fault of your own and receive an injury as a result. FindLaw explains that slips and falls represent some of the most common accidents people become involved in and can occur either indoors or […]
What does Illinois law say about snow removal?
February 6, 2020
With winter only about half over for this year, you likely already are more than ready for spring. You hate the thought of any more snow, ice, below-zero wind chills, shoveling, and all the other things that go along with an Illinois winter. Nevertheless, you persevere in removing the snow from your sidewalks and steps […]
Steak N Shake invitee files lawsuit after slip and fall
December 12, 2019
Stores and restaurants have a responsibility to ensure that their premises are safe for customers. If someone is eating at a restaurant and slips and falls due to an unsafe condition on the premises, the restaurant could be held liable for the injured party’s damages. An Illinois Steak N Shake is being sued by a […]
Who is at fault for slip-and-fall injuries?
August 22, 2019
Every day, Peoria residents step onto property owned by others for a variety of reasons. They may be visiting a friend at an apartment complex, shopping at the grocery store or even just walking on a local sidewalk. Property owners, store owners, landlords and even the government may be responsible for ensuring that their property […]
Contributory negligence in slip and fall cases
April 18, 2019
Personal injury claims are a necessary component of the civil legal system because they allow individuals who have been harmed by the negligence and recklessness of others to recover the losses that they have endured. Illinois victims of slip and fall accidents may use personal injury theories of law to sue for their losses and […]
Conditions that may cause serious outdoor slip and fall accidents
December 27, 2018
It is officially winter and Peoria residents may be sick of dealing with the snow, ice, and slush that is accumulating on their driveways and vehicles this holiday week. While many people love having a white Christmas, after several weeks of wet and cold weather most individuals would welcome a break from the bombardment of […]
Can trespassers obtain compensation for slip and fall injuries?
July 13, 2018
Not everyone who enters onto the property of another person has the right to be there. For example, if an Illinois resident sees a “no trespassing” sign and elects to enter that land, they may waive their right to seek compensation for any injuries they sustain while traversing the land. Trespassing is a crime and […]
Slip and fall injuries can happen anywhere and often result in pretty serious injuries. Whether you are at a shopping mall or your employer’s office – these injuries occur and they occur often. Depending on the circumstances, who’s liable in a slip and fall accident varies. Most of the time, the property owner is liable […]
Property owners may have a duty to ensure guest safety
March 28, 2013
Illinois readers likely know that property owners might be liable, under certain circumstances, for any injuries their guests receive on their property. The legal concept for this rule is called premises liability. Under state law, a property owner must take reasonable precautions to make property safe for invited guests and to remove any dangerous conditions. […]