Can I Someone for Compensation After Falling on Slippery, Icy Surfaces at a Business or Apartment Complex in Illinois?
Winter weather is notorious for dangerous driving conditions. Ice and snow create risks of sliding for vehicles on the road. However, motor vehicles are not alone in struggling on slippery surfaces. Pedestrians often experience fallson the icy sidewalks and roads.
Some of these incidents can be extremely harmful and lead to severe injuries. In some cases, a person can be compensated after falling on slippery, icy surfaces.
Slip and Fall Injuries Can Be Severe and Fatal
Many people fall and sustain only minor bruising, but others, especially elderly people, may suffer broken bones or other serious harm. People who slip often attempt to catch themselves by reaching out to grab something or stop their fall. Unfortunately, many people who try to catch themselves with outstretched arms will and up breakingtheir arms. Head injuries can be extremely serious, and sometimes involve people hitting their head on an object or the ground. Concussions and more dangerous brain injuries are possible in these falls. These injuries can be life-threatening. Severe back injuries are another common fall injury.
Liability For Slip and Fall Injuries in Illinois
In many circumstances, business owners and private property owners are responsible for keeping their property reasonably safe. If these entities left their property in a dangerous state, then they might be considered negligentand could be held liable for the victim’s injuries. In these cases, the liable party will be required to pay certain expenses associated with the injury, including medical bills, lost time at work and pain and suffering.
Medical bills from a fall can be expensive, and some severe injuries can prevent people from being able to work, sometimes for long periods of time. It is important that an injured person seek the compensation they are entitled to when they are harmed by another person’s negligent action or inaction.
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