Perhaps because of Chicago’s weather patterns, most residents only worry about slipping or falling when they are outdoors. The truth is slip-and-fall accidents can happen anywhere, even in an otherwise safe indoor environment. As you might already know, even a minor fall can lead to serious injuries, taking you away from your work and your … Continue reading What conditions can cause an indoor slip-and-fall accident?
You already know that accidents can occur anytime and anywhere. You may also know that property owners can be held liable for any injuries you may suffer on their premises due to negligence. However, filing a premises liability claim for injuries suffered on federal or state property is a bit more complex. Up until 1946 … Continue reading Premises liability claims against the government
A lot of people slip and fall on ice and snow each winter here in Chicago. Most of the time it’s no big deal, but sometimes people are injured pretty seriously. If this happens to you, you’re in for some major cost and trouble. In theory, the party responsible for clearing the ice and snow … Continue reading Injured slipping on an icy sidewalk? Liability rules clarified
When you purchase homeowner’s insurance, you may not be clear about exactly what it will cover. The average American knows that accidents at home can happen, so he or she gets insurance. There are many disasters that occur to us that are covered, for example, fires, car collisions, or a visit to the emergency room. … Continue reading Illinois homeowner insurance may cover dog bite liability
Another interesting story regarding the laws that apply to dog bites has occurred, but again it happened outside of Illinois. So even though the circumstances are interesting, the rulings contained within this story don’t apply here. If you’ll recall, we wrote about Maryland’s push to hold dog owner’s more accountable for their dog’s actions should … Continue reading Dog bite case on school grounds brings added complications
There have probably been times where you have walked through the parking lot of your local grocery store or supermarket and seen huge cracks in the pavement, or a pothole or some other hazard. You probably thought to yourself “yikes, glad I didn’t step in that.” And then you probably wondered what would actually happen … Continue reading Woman sues Walmart after parking lot hole causes her fall