“It happened so fast.” We hear that from clients who fall on ice all the time. Also, “I never saw it,” is a common statement. Usually falls on ice happen that way. The victim never saw the ice and could not predict it was going to happen. Maybe they did see it but they had no choice but to walk on the ice.
Falls on ice almost always cause serious injuries. Most common injuries are a broken arm (usually requiring surgery). Broken ankles are often caused, some of them called trimalleolar ankle fractures. Those almost always require surgery. Head injuries, brain injuries (called traumatic brain injuries) are also common and usually very serious. Some of these result in permanent, life-long problems.
As the Illinois Supreme Court recently ruled, landowners are responsible for the ice they cause. If they plow snow improperly they can be liable. If they have downspouts that route melting ice across a path, they can be responsible. Some towns even have codes that require the snow or ice to be removed.
Not every lawyer can handle falls on snow and ice. But at Dixon Law Office, we have represented many people in falls on snow and ice. We have even won in the Illinois Appellate Court on a fall on ice.
Your case deserves a top personal injury lawyer who has a track record of success. Call Dixon Law Office at 888-354-9880 or click here. When everything goes wrong, we make it right. We are Attorneys Making It Right.