I had a slip and fall incident at a state park and I was wondering if there's anything I can do. I was walking at a state park and slipped on ice on a walking trail. I sustained a broken ankle.
Do I have any legal recourse for the injuries I sustained? Thanks.
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ANSWER for "Slip and Fall Incident at a State Park...":
You may have a claim. Many states, including Illinois have a special process you must go through to sue them. The specific process is set out in the Illinois Tort Immunity Act. Basically it means you must fill out a Government Claim Form before you file your lawsuit.
You can get all of the information you will need about this process by going to www.ilga.gov. From that site you can download the Claim Form and then mail it back to them, or hand-deliver it. Remember the law in Illinois gives you one (1) year from the date you were injured to file your claim.
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