Outdoor slip and fall accidents in Illinois can lead to serious injuries. When a Chicago accident is weather-related, it may be more difficult to prove the property owner’s liability. If you were injured in an outdoor slip and fall accident where weather is a contributing factor, contact a Chicago personal injury lawyer who can help determine if you have a case. Proving a property owner’s liability can be complicated, particularly when natural causes were involved.Weather conditions cannot be helped by a property owner. However, if a property owner fails to take reasonable steps to avoid hazards caused by adverse weather, it can result in an owner’s liability.Some of the ways that a property owner can take reasonable steps to avoid hazardous conditions include:
- Shoveling snow;
- Removing standing water that may refreeze;
- Salting or sanding icy patches;
- Installing anti-slip mats on outdoor steps; and
- Provide adequate lighting.
Weather-related slip and fall accidents in Illinois may be difficult to prove so it is important that you have documentation, which should include pictures of the accident site, contact information of any witnesses and medical records to prove your injuries.To learn more about conditions that can lead to outdoor slip and fall accidents visit our article library. If you or someone you love has been injured in an outdoor slip and fall accident, contact a Chicago personal injury lawyer who can help you determine if you are eligible for compensation. A Chicago personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. will help you monitor your medical expenses and work toward a settlement to cover all of the treatments you need to get your life back on track. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – 312-263-1080.