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Coronavirus Sidewalk Dining Puts People with Disabilities at Risk

Outdoor dining, delivery, curbside pickup – none of these phrases are new to anyone nowadays. They’re the most common adaptions we’ve made during this pandemic and allow us to continue living as much of our “normal” lives as possible. Especially in cities like Chicago, sidewalks are often crowded with elaborate dining setups, with big signs…

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Patron at Cincinnati Ohio Zoo Bitten by a Baby Rhinoceros

WFMY News2 reported on October 2, 1018 that a visitor to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens was bitten by a rhino named Kendi. Kendi is a black rhino, which are “critically endangered.” The black rhinos are at risk because poachers want their horns. The number of black rhinos worldwide is fewer than 5,000. Kendi…

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The Liability of Property Owners for Parking Lot Injuries

Owners of apartment complexes, hotels, restaurants, retail stores, service offices, and other profit and nonprofit businesses owe visitors a duty to keep their premises safe. Our Chicago premises liability owners work to show the property owner: Knew or should have known about an unsafe condition Failed to make necessary repairs or failed to warn visitors…

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Is Your Favorite Restaurant Clean?

One of the best things about living in the Chicago area is the wide choice of restaurants and eateries. There is literally something for everyone. However, not every place is a four-star dining experience. Some are not even one-star. Frequent inspections uncover health violations all the time and, in some cases, patrons go home with…

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Food Poisoning as a Premises Liability Claim

The Chicago Department of Public health (CDPH) recently identified a salmonella outbreak that has reportedly affected 14 Illinois residents. A bulletin from the city urged residents to seek medical care if they recently ate at the establishment and displayed any signs of illness. Patrons visit restaurants and other types of eating establishments with the expectation…

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