Chicago Winter Accidents & Injuries Attorneys
If you have suffered serious injuries in a slip-and-fall accident, you should obtain medical care as soon as possible. You should also consult with a lawyer concerning your rights.
Under Illinois law, a property owner has a responsibility to clear an "unnatural accumulation" of ice and snow. If your accident happened because a property owner failed in this regard, you can claim compensation for your medical costs, lost income and pain and suffering.
At Cavanagh Law Group, we are strong advocates for injured people. We work tenaciously to obtain results for our clients, including the medical care, rehabilitation services and compensation they deserve.
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In March 1994, plaintiff Charles Roundtree was in a drive-thru at a McDonald's when ice and snow fell from the roof of the building and struck him. Cavanagh Law Group sued Karis Management, the operator of this McDonald's, for allowing the snow and ice to accumulate on the roof, above customer traffic. We obtained a settlement of $150,000 for the plaintiff.
Chicago Winter Injuries Attorneys
Snow and ice can accumulate to an "unnatural" degree for one of several reasons. Among the most common ones are: a particular architectural feature of a building, because an owner has placed an obstruction that caused snow or ice to collect, or simply because the owner dumped snow or ice close to the door of the building. If your fall was caused by melted snow inside a building or a wet, soggy carpet at the entrance, this too, could be an actionable claim.
Our attorneys will carefully examine the circumstances surrounding your accident. You can help by writing down your recollection of the event and by getting the names and phone numbers of any witnesses. Our firm will examine your medical records and determine your current and future medical needs. We will also make a full accounting of your lost income and pain and suffering.
In Illinois, we are used to wading through snow and navigating icy sidewalks. But if you have been injured in a fall due to a property owner's negligence, you can seek compensation. The Illinois ice and snow injury attorneys at Cavanagh Law Group aggressively seek full and complete compensation for you.
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