Lawsuit Regarding Accident Injuries After Woman Falls Into Manhole

On this site, many injuries and accidental deaths (as well as any associated lawsuit) that have been caused by unsafe infrastructure have been discussed.   There are many types of unsafe infrastructure…some of these types include potholes, broken sidewalks, falling light poles, rusting traffic signal poles, and various types of defective structures such as unsafe bus shelters, failing roofs, and unsafe train shelters.

Many injuries that are caused by deficient infrastructure require hospitalization, and it is common that follow-on medical care such as surgeries, tests, and subsequent rehabilitation will be required.  Some injuries are critical injuries that may lead to death, either immediately or at some later time.

One form of infrastructure that can pose a hazard is that of missing manhole covers.  If these manhole covers are missing or the manhole is not sufficiently covered, it can be a safety hazard to either pedestrians or drivers of vehicles that might drive over the manhole.

There has been a lawsuit filed over injuries caused by an allegedly insufficiently covered manhole.  The lawsuit is discussed in the Madison Record article of March 2, 2018 titled “Woman alleges injuries after falling into manhole in Belleville.”  An excerpt from the article, in which the plaintiff (Tamara Lewis) claims she fell into a manhole in Carlyle Plaza in Belleville:

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 1, 2017, she was walking across the rear of Carlyle Plaza’s commercial property when she stepped on a plywood covering that broke, causing her to fall into a manhole.

As a result, Lewis claims she sustained severe, extensive and permanent injuries both internally and externally and was caused to suffer great pain, mental anguish and medical expenses.

Additional details concerning the potential for accident injuries due to unsafe infrastructure can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Injuries That Occur When A Person Slips And Falls

When a person slips and falls (or, alternately, trips and falls) there can be a wide range of accident injuries that result.  Depending on the situation, there can be a wide range of injuries, with some being potentially serious injuries.  Among common injuries that occur when a person slips and falls are bruises, bone fractures (broken bones), back injuries, and concussions and other types of traumatic brain injuries.

Such “Slip & Fall” accidents typically happen at a property, store, street or sidewalk.  Parking lots are another common area where a person slips and falls.

Property owners have a responsibility to keep their property safe and in proper working order.  If an unsafe condition exists, the property owner should alert of such a condition and fix it.   If the owner fails to do so they may be liable for any injuries that may occur due to deficiencies.

A lawsuit has been filed regarding a woman’s injuries after she allegedly slipped and fell in an Edwardsville store parking lot.  The lawsuit is discussed in the April 6, 2018 Madison Record article titled “Shopper sues over slip, fall at Edwardsville Best Buy.”  An excerpt:

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 7, 2016, she was injured when she slipped and fell on the accumulated ice on the parking lot at the Best Buy store in Edwardsville.

As a result, Starkey claims she suffered injuries, incurred medical expenses, lost wages and endured pain and suffering.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to remove ice that had accumulated on the parking lot, failed to barricade the ice to prevent customers from walking across it and failed to provide adequate warning.

Additional details regarding these injuries that occur when a person slips and falls can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.