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Chicago Snow Removal: Slip and Fall Lawsuit Liability

The Illinois Snow and Ice Removal Act provides limited protection from slip and fall liability for owners and managers of residential properties, but not commercial premises. This lack of protection creates an obligation on commercial property owners to spot and correct slip and fall hazards like snow and ice accumulations as quickly as possible. Failure to correct the problem can …

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Snow Removal Chicago IL: Best Snow Plow Fail Videos – MUST SEE!

The wonderful thing about commercial snow plows is that they can effectively clear great quantities of snow from roads, parking lots, and other vast spaces without exerting a great amount of manpower. Snow removal in Chicago IL is something we take seriously at Brancato, but it’s it’s fun to check out some of the best snow plow fail videos from …

Busting 5 Myths for Driving in Snow or Ice

Driving on snow or ice is a treacherous activity some of us in Chicago and other parts of the country cannot avoid. The US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Department reported a 10 year average from 2002-2012 of over 200,000 accidents whose root cause was winter precipitation. These weather related accidents make up 17% of all accidents. So we wanted …

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Tips for Driving in Snow from Chicago’s Best Snow Removal Service

According to all Chicago forecasts – winter is here! If you are driving in Chicago tonight or tomorrow, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll be doing it in this season’s first real snow fall. So there’s no better time than right now to brush up on tips for driving safely in the snow so you can enjoy an uneventful ride …

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How to Hire the Best Chicago Snow Removal Services in 2016

If the idea of hiring Chicago snow removal services for your business is new to you or you want to save some time, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a helpful checklist to prepare you to choose the right Chicago Snow Removal Services company and know what you’re getting. Step One: Read the Reviews on Snow Removal …

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7 Health Advantages of Winter in Chicago

So why is a Chicago Snow Plow company writing a blog post about the health advantages of winter? Frankly, we love winter and snowing weather, and we’re tired of it getting a bad rap. So many people talk about winter as being bad for your health. They say there’s flu and colds and all sorts of ailments like arthritis that …

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The Iceman Cometh: Preparing for the Chicago Winter Chill

Although many businesses consider Chicago snow removal services well in advance, they must also learn to take ice management just as seriously. According to Ice Road Safety statistics, Illinois averages 15 deaths per year due to icy roads. Icicles kill 15 people per year nationwide, and countless men and women inadvertently injure themselves when they slip and fall on an …

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Chicago Snow Removal: Brancato Can Do It All!

It’s that time of year again. Time to think about snow, and snow removal, and how happy were you with your service last year. Business in Chicago and the Midwest doesn’t stop when snow flies, so you need to hire the best commercial snow removal company that will work with your business to ensure your clients and employees are safe …

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Can a Chicago Business Be Sued for Slipping on Ice or Snow?

Last year, the number of slip-and-fall claims doubled in Illinois from the previous winter, a telling tale of how dangerous snow and ice can be. And while many people can walk away with just a sore butt, there are many instances where it can be worse. So what happens when someone slips and falls on snow and ice in Chicago …

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Winter Weather Dangers Beyond Snow Removal for Chicago Businesses

The National Weather Service calls winter storms "deceptive killers" because most injuries and fatalities occur after the actual event. Even in Chicago, many people are fooled by the dangers winter weather poses, particularly because tornadoes, hurricanes and extreme heat cause the bulk of weather-related injuries and fatalities. Statistics for 2014 show, however, that deaths attributed to extreme cold totaled 43, …