Ron Wittmeyer here, personal injury lawyer in Arlington Heights. As you can see, we have had our first snow of the season. And that reminds me of a question that we are often asked this time of year and that is: Am I better off just leaving the snow on my sidewalk, in terms of someone suing me? The answer to that question is: no. You are better off shoveling your sidewalk; help keep your neighborhood safe and neighbors safe. Several years ago, the Illinois legislature adopted a Snow Removal Immunity Act that applies to residential properties. So, if you get out, shovel your sidewalk, you are immune for your efforts in doing that. As you know many people in our community use the sidewalks all year long for exercise, walking their dogs, and it sure is nice to have that entire sidewalk clear. Please do your part to keep the sidewalks clear over the winter months and know that you are immune from liability for your efforts in doing that. Ron Wittmeyer, personal injury lawyer in Arlington heights. Until next time, stay safe and be well.
In Illinois, if you shovel your sidewalks, the Illinois Snow and Ice Removal Act provides immunity for your efforts. Keep your sidewalks clear! If you or someone you love have been injured by an unshoveled sidewalk, please contact the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. today at (847) 357-0403 for a free consultation.