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Arlington Heights personal injury lawyersAs the winter season begins, Illinois residents are preparing to deal with cold and inclement weather. While most people will be taking precautions to protect themselves while at home or while driving, it can be impossible to foresee every potential hazard. This is especially true when it comes to snow and ice, which can greatly increase the chances of slip and fall accidents that lead to serious injuries. If you have been injured in this type of accident while you are in a public place or on someone else’s property, you will want to work with an attorney to determine how you can receive financial compensation.

Liability for Fall Accidents Caused by Winter Weather

During the winter, slip and fall accidents may occur on sidewalks or other outdoor walkways due to the accumulation of snow and ice. These accidents can also take place indoors at locations such as restaurants or stores due to wet floors caused by snow, sleet, or rain entering through a building’s doorways or water dripping from people’s shoes and clothes.

Property owners or tenants who are in control of a property are required to protect the safety of their visitors. If a property owner does not take steps to address hazards, they may be held liable for injuries that occur because of their negligence. For instance, a store owner may be responsible for slip and fall accidents that occurred because they did not clean up wet floors, did not use floor mats to prevent the accumulation of water near a building’s entrance, or did not provide warnings about slipping hazards.

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Illinois Slip and Fall Law: The Basics

Slip-and-fall cases in Illinois come under the area of tort law known as personal injury. In case of such an injury, you may be eligible to collect compensation for the damage suffered to help pay for expenses including your medical costs. If you are experiencing injuries caused by another person, company, or establishment, contact a slip and fall personal injury lawyer to find out if your injuries are eligible for compensation. However, prior to filing a suit, you should have basic knowledge of Illinois premises liability.

What is a Slip-and-Fall Case?

If someone trips or slips on another person's property, that person can file a slip-and-fall lawsuit to obtain compensation for any damage caused.

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Texas Woman Awarded $4.9 Million

Brenda Alcala of Dallas filed a slip and fall lawsuit and was awarded more than $4.9 million pertaining to her broken ankle in January 2010. A jury from Scott County established that Courtyard Management and Marriott International showed negligence in taking care of their premises, which resulted in a serious injury to Alcala after she slipped on the ice outside the Bettendorf hotel.

The report says that Alcala was in Quad Cities to meet her client and around 8 am on Jan 21, 2010. Her lawyer said that Alcala broke her right ankle and had to undergo two surgeries. The injury resulted in pay cuts as she could not manage to travel to meet her clients. Witnesses first testified in her 2014 trial, after which a jury awarded her $1.2 million.

Marriott, in 2015, appealed the ruling to the Iowa Court of Appeals and the district court decision was reversed. Acala again filed a plea in Iowa Supreme Court. In June 2016, the case was sent back to Scott County for another trial. In a 23-page written decision, the state's top court's judge cited that the instructions given by the district court were based on insufficient evidence provided.

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