Our client fell on the pile of ice in front of an office building and fractured her arm. She had to undergo a surgery and her bill was approximate $50,000.
Slip and fall accidents are sadly very common in the Windy City. The main cause of such injuries is often what is commonly known as “black ice.” Black ice is usually invisible to a human eye, making it extremely hazardous.
The biggest difficulty with this case was determining whether the property owner was in anyway negligent with their maintenance of the property. The majority of slip and fall cases do not pass a motion for summary judgment. Our firm specializes in these types of accidents and has established a good reputation in winning slip and fall accidents in Chicago. These cases are very fact specific and require a lot of investigation to determine who is at fault. In this case, we were able to prove that the owner cleaned up the snow a few hours before the accident. Because the property owner was negligent in cleaning the snow in a timely manner, we were able to reach a good settlement for our client.
Settled for $25,000