Last Updated: January 14, 2021

Slip and Fall Lawyer

Hi guys! Slip and fall injury lawyer Scott. Available in today’s video we’re gonna talk about slip and falls that occur because of snow ice or water. So stay tuned.

The first thing you should be aware of is that you cannot sue in the state of Illinois for somebody failing to shovel snow.

There’s something called the natural accumulation rule which says: 

If snow rain falls from the sky onto the ground and accumulates and somebody encounters that snow or ice and they fall, it’s not the property owners fault or the property managers fault.

Now here’s a big exception.

You can still recover in these kinds of cases. But you have to find a defect which caused the snow and ice to collect unnaturally.

So for example if snow or rain fell but there is an awning dripping on a sidewalk in front of a restaurant, that is an unnatural accumulation of ice and snow. You may be able to recover for that.

What if somebody removes no but they do it in a negligent way. They pile snow in an area that ultimately causes you an injury. It might be recoverable.

I’ll tell you one thing about ice and snow cases. The law in Illinois really tries to protect owners and managers of property against these kinds of cases.

So if you fallen on ice, snow, or water, absolutely avail yourself of the free consultation that almost all lawyers give. These days almost every injury lawyer works on a contingency fee. This means you don’t pay them until they win. They’re willing to talk to you for free.

My number one advice if you had one of these kinds of cases is absolutely talk to an injury lawyer. I’ll give you a hint about who you might be able to talk to.

Thanks for watching the video take care.

If you have any questions I offer a free no-obligation consultation so call me at


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