Disabled individuals are entitled to special protections under both Illinois and federal law, particularly in regard to accessibility to public and commercial properties. In addition to accommodating the needs of people with disabilities, property owners must also maintain things such as accessible routes and parking spaces, keeping them free of dangers that could result in serious or fatal injuries.

The attorneys at Ryan, Ryan & Viglione are well-versed in accessibility requirements as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Illinois Accessibility Code and a host of other statutes. We are one of the few firms in the Chicago area who handle these unique claims on behalf of disabled individuals injured in fall down incidents, motor vehicle collisions and all manners of accidents.

Dangers On Properties Can Lead To Accidents

As is the case under premises liability law, property owners must maintain their property, removing hazards or repairing dangers that could cause injury to a visiting party. In disability injury cases, a property owner’s failure to comply with disability laws can lead to accidents and injuries.

Examples of negligence can include but are not limited to:

  • Failing to keep handicapped parking spaces free of snow and ice
  • Failing to ensure entrances to buildings are handicap accessible
  • Failing to make certain that newly constructed facilities observe all applicable handicapped accessibility standards
  • Failing to repair loose handrails on ramps or staircases
  • Failing to repair damaged ramps or access points
  • Failing to repair fast-closing doors

Injuries Can Be Minor Or Fatal

While a trip and fall might not result in anything more than a minor injury for the average person, the outcome could be very different for someone with a disability. A trip and fall or other accident could result in serious or even fatal injuries that can lead to extensive medical bills or funeral and burial costs.

Let Us Handle Your Case With Care

When you’re dealing with a specialized case such as this, you need legal counsel who knows the law, how to apply it and how to help you recover the compensation you need and deserve. The attorneys at Ryan, Ryan & Viglione have extensive experience handling these types of cases and are here for you in your time of need.

If you would like to schedule a free consultation with our team of compassionate lawyers, call our office in Waukegan at 847-244-1436. You may also send us an email if it’s more convenient. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning if you don’t win your case, you don’t owe us a thing.

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