Ice falling off buildings is a frightening reality of winter. It is particularly top of mind for those who have to walk among the giant skyscrapers in downtown Chicago where a chunk of ice or a sharp icicle may soar down from above. But, you or your loved ones can be injured by falling ice anywhere, such as at a store or even at work. And falling ice can cause catastrophic, life-altering injuries and even death.
Property owners have a responsibility to keep their building safe and clear of snow and ice. This duty is increased for owners who have knowledge that snow, ice or icicles have collected and fallen from their property in previous winter ice and snow storms. Owners and landlords must protect tenants and passers-by and do what is necessary to keep them safe. When necessary, property owners must cordon off dangerous sections with barriers in order to keep people from walking in hazardous areas.
If you or a loved one have been hurt by falling ice, chances are you have a serious injury and need a serious personal injury attorney to help get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us for a free review of your case to assess the liability of the property owner. For more than 20 years, our team at Dixon Law Office has gotten serious results for accident victims. Contact us at toll-free at 888-354-9880, or click here for a free consultation.