Who is Responsible for a Slip and Fall Accident?
According to Illinois law, the party who is in control of the property (premises) is the individual or group who currently occupies and controls access to the premises.
For example: Under these conditions, a tenant or construction crew may be liable for any injuries that an invited party suffers while on the property, even though they are not the owners of the property.
Illinois law defines a duty of care as “an obligation that the party controlling the property owes to any parties invited onto the property.” The party in control of the property is obliged to mitigate any injuries to the invited parties by creating a safe and functional environment on their property.
Failure to meet these duties can result in injury victims on the property, such as a slip and fall accident that causes injuries. If the duty of care is not met, the injured party has a right to take legal action.