As winter weather waxes and wanes, there are many occasions where ice forms in places we don’t expect. If you live in an apartment of condominium, you should know that managers and landlords have an increased responsibility to maintain their properties in a safe and hazard-free manner. This includes removing snow and ice from walkways, stairs, sidewalks, and parking lots in a timely manner. Failing to do so can result in slips, falls, and serious injuries to residents and visitors.
In Illinois, apartment complex managers and landlords have a legal duty to exercise reasonable care to keep their properties safe and free of hazards. This includes taking steps to remove snow and ice from sidewalks, stairs, parking lots, and walkways. If a resident or visitor slips and falls on snow and ice, the apartment complex or landlord may be liable for the resulting injuries.
When assessing the liability of an apartment complex or landlord, the following factors will be considered:
-The length of time that the snow and ice had been on the ground
-The cause of the ice or snow
-The location of the ice or snow
-The feasibility of removing the snow and ice
If an apartment complex or landlord has failed to remove snow and ice from their property, or if they have failed to take adequate measures to prevent the accumulation of snow and ice, they may be liable for any resulting injuries.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall on snow and ice at an apartment complex, it is important to contact a personal injury lawyer who can help you navigate the claims process and protect your rights. At Dixon Law Office, we have extensive experience representing clients in slip and fall cases, including those involving snow and ice. We will work tirelessly to hold the responsible parties accountable and secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.