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Slip and Fall Injury at Chicago Lollapalooza Festival Subject to Open and Obvious Doctrine

In this case an attendee of Chicago's Lollapalooza music festival slipped and fell on a rainy afternoon while exiting the concert, sustaining serious injuries. The plaintiff alleged that the festival sponsor negligently failed to abide by its responsibilities in many ways: failure to have sufficient lighting around exits, failure to place mats over slippery areas, failure to manage the crowd, failure to provide safe means of exiting the Park, and/or failure to cancel the festival. Let's examine this:
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Non Economic Damages in a Personal Injury Case

Several different and separate categories of damages are available in personal injury cases, assuming proof is forthcoming for each category.

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When a Work Accident is also a Personal Injury Case

People are generally familiar with the idea that an accident which occurs while working may constitute a workers compensation case, while an accident that occurs outside of work may constitute a personal injury case. There are times, however, when a single accident invokes BOTH a workers compensation AND a personal injury case.
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Settlement or Trial in Accident Injury Case?

One of the weightiest decisions a person injured in an accident will need to make is whether to settle or take the personal injury case to trial.  The decision is unique to the facts of the case and his financial and personal circumstances.  One size does not fit all.  Starting

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Mitchell Lipkin Addresses Illinois Workers Comp Legislation

Did you know? Illinois legislators are working on revamping the current workers comp laws. Learn more from our very own Chicago-based attorney, Mitchell Lipkin!
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9 Things to Know About Cauda Equina Syndrome

Cauda equina syndrome is a disastrous medical condition that can permanently impact bowel and bladder function, sexual function, your ability to walk, and more. While there is a lot of information about Cauda Equina Syndrome online, here we break down the basics of what you need to know.

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