Illinois Swimming Pool Laws

If you have a swimming pool in Illinois, you need to understand the laws regarding keeping it safe. You have a legal responsibility for keeping all areas of your property safe, regardless of whether you are a business owner or you own a private residence. Illinois Premises Liability Laws The main laws that regulate pools…

I Slipped on Ice in a Parking Lot, Do I Have a Case?

Michael A. Silverman, a partner and trial attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s: I slipped on ice in a parking lot, do I have a case? You may have a case if you slipped in a parking lot.

The Season of Slip and Fall Injuries

A winter wonderland can quickly produce conditions that result in slip and fall accidents. Injuries, from falling on wet floors from snow tracked in by customers of retail stores skyrocket. But you’ll be surprised to learn how limited the liability is for store owners when falls on ice and water occur on their property. While…

Slip and Fall Accidents – Collecting Evidence

Slips and falls can cause broken bones, head injuries and even paralysis. Victims often cannot return to work, and the medical bills alone are enough to fall into debt. If you trip on another person’s property because of a hazard and hurt yourself – especially if the owner knew about the hazard – then you…

What Steps Should I Take After a Slip and Fall Accident?

Slip and fall accidents can cause potentially fatal injuries – especially for seniors. Without immediate medical care, serious complications may arise, including spinal cord injuries and even paralysis. These can be exorbitantly expensive to treat, but if your accident was the result of a property owner’s negligence, then you may be able to recover costs….

3 Types of Damages that Slip and Fall Victims can Claim in Illinois

Some of the most devastating personal injury cases stem from slip and fall accidents. Falls can be particularly harmful for senior citizens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A serious fall can lead to long-term medical complications, including back and joint injuries. Expensive medical bills can threaten victims’ financial security, and lengthy…

Why 75% of Nursing Home Residents Fall: Unacceptable

  Question: I recently noticed several areas of bruising on my mother’s legs and arms, some new and some healing, and was told she has had several falls. Should I be concerned?

Parking Lot Re-Pave Caused Me to Fall

  Question: My apartment complex paved our parking lot and didn’t provide a way to get out of the parking lot on a safe surface. Every section except ours was done in sections, allowing for people to walk on a safe surface. When leaving very early in the AM for work, we had to get…

I Fell in a Pet Shop that Knew they had a Water Problem

  Question: I slipped and fell at a pet shop in Florida. The store has camera’s and I ended up breaking my shoulder and injuring my back. I had an M.R.I. done a few days after my fall and I also have an M.R.I. 8 months prior to the fall, to compare it to. They…

I Fell in a Store and Injured My Knee

  Question: On July 11, 2002, I fell in a puddle of water at a store. After 2 doctor visits and an extensive MRI of the Right knee, my doctor informed me today I have to have surgery and it is already scheduled for 08/06/2002.