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

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        Chicago's Top Injury Lawyers

        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 law in Illinois is such that if it is a natural accumulation, meaning snow just falls from the sky and lands on the pavement, there is no responsibility or liability in that situation.

        However, if a property owner, who is a business, takes actions to clear the snow or ice – let’s say plows it into a mound (and that mound is pretty high). Then the snow melts.  And then it freezes coming from the mound, and you slip and fall on that ice – then it is considered an unnatural accumulation because the property owner did something to disturb the natural falling of the snow by putting it into a mound.

        In that situation you can have a cause of action against the property owner.

        I slipped on ice in a parking lot, do I have a case?

        Michael Silverman, a Partner at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates, answers the Free Legal Advice Friday listener’s question: I slipped on ice in a parking lot, do I have a case?

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        Michael Silverman

        Michael A. Silverman devotes his entire law practice at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates to helping clients who have sustained personal injuries, including cases involving: automobile accidents, nursing home injuries, construction injuries, where third parties also are responsible, premises liability, uninsured and underinsured arbitration cases, and dog bite cases.

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