Under the relevant premises liability laws, property owners must keep their property safe for all lawful visitors. This applies to all walkways and points of transit within the property in question.
Put simply, it's the owner's responsibility to ensure that these walkways are clear and safe to traverse. A failure to live up to this responsibility is negligence, and the owner can thus be held liable for any injuries suffered on those walkways.
These cases are commonly called "slip and fall accidents," and they can be very serious. Our experienced lawyers recognize how dangerous a slippery, poorly maintained road or sidewalk can be.
If you need a lawyer in the Chicago, Illinois area with experience in slip and fall cases, please call the Sklare Law Group today at (312) 471-7777 for a free consultation.
Slip and fall accidents are often the subject of mockery in popular culture – these accidents are generally considered minor, and those who suffer them are denigrated as litigious and unreasonable.
The reality is quite different. Victims of slip and fall accidents can suffer:
- Broken bones
- Torn tendons and ligaments
- Brain injuries
- Back injuries
We've seen too many innocent victims have to deal with the aftermath of these accidents not to take them seriously. When you struggle to get out of bed in the morning because of a back injury you suffered on an icy sidewalk, you're not being litigious to ask for compensation.
The weather in Chicago can be quite difficult, especially in winter, and property owners need to ensure that their sidewalks and driveways are clear of snow and ice. But slip and fall accidents can occur indoors – a poorly maintained carpet, spilled liquid left unattended, wires running across walkways, all of these things can cause slip and fall accidents.
If you've been the victim of a slip and fall accident, don't hesitate to arrange a free consultation with our attorneys. We'll listen to your story and help you determine if legal action is right for you.
We want to talk to you about your case. If you suffered an injury as a result of a slip and fall accident in the Chicago, Illinois area, please call the Sklare Law Group today at (312) 471-7777 for a free consultation.