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Slip and fall cases can be won, but the law in this area is intricate. A landowner is not necessarily liable for your injury just because you fell on their property. There must be a negligent or a dangerous condition. Further, the condition must be one that the landowner caused, or one that the landowner or his agents knew or should have known about. Even if you can establish that you were injured by a negligent or a dangerous condition, and that the landowner has actual or constructive notice of the condition, you still can lose your case if the condition was "open and obvious." Does it seem to you that the law is a bit restrictive in this area? That's just for falls on private property. For injuries occurring on public property, local public entities such as cities, park districts and school boards are further sheltered from liability by the Tort Immunity Act.
It is never a good idea for an injury victim to give a recorded statement to the adverse insurance adjuster before consulting with his own attorney. In slip and fall injury cases, it is especially unwise. The insurance adjuster asking you to give a statement will know these rules very well.
A property owner can be held liable for falls caused by an unnatural accumulation of ice and snow. Property owners are not liable for slip and falls on a natural accumulation of ice and snow, or for failure to clear a natural accumulation. These are general rules. There are numerous details and decisions.
If you are unsure if you have a viable slip and fall case, and would like to discuss it with me, please contact me at (312) 756-1186 for a free consultation.