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Court rules homeowners protected from ice lawsuits

Last Updated: 04 December, 2016

The Illinois Second District Appellate Court ruled to stop trial on a slip-and-fall lawsuit with a ruling on the Illinois Snow and Ice Removal Act of 1979.

A different Appellate Court ruled that homeowners could not be held liable for accidents relating to the weather, such as those caused by slippery sidewalks. They could, however, be liable for accidents related to negligence when handling the ice. In the new ruling, the Court extended homeowners’ immunity against lawsuits stemming from slippery sidewalks and ice buildup due to the negligent non-maintenance of a drain. This extension puts the Appellate Courts at a split, meaning future cases may be decided by the Illinois Supreme Court.

We at Spiros Law, P.C. promise to do everything we can to get you a favorable resolution in your personal injury accident case in Kankakee and other areas in Illinois. Seek the legal assistance of qualified members of our legal team by calling our offices today at (815) 929-9292.