Trip And Fall Lawsuit Regarding Parking Lot Injury

On this site there have been a number of injuries discussed that have been termed “slip and fall” accidents.  These posts are typically listed in the “slip and fall” category.

These various accidents in which people have fallen and injured themselves have occurred for a number of reasons.  Many such incidents happen when people slip and fall on slippery surfaces, such as on ice, or on liquids on store floors.

Another reason has been improperly maintained sidewalks.  Sidewalks that are crumbling and/or otherwise uneven can cause people to trip and fall.

Many of these accident injuries lead to injury lawsuits.  While there are many reasons why a lawsuit may be filed, typically those who have been injured seek compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other expenses caused by the accident injuries.

A lawsuit summarized in the Madison Record article of January 30, 2017 (“Customer allegedly lost leg from trip, fall at Jerseyville Hardee’s“) discusses an alleged incident in which a woman tripped and fell in a restaurant parking lot.  An excerpt from the article, referring to plaintiff Margaret Lorsbach, of Jersey County:

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 11, 2015, she was walking from her vehicle to the south entrance of the defendants’ premises when she tripped and fell due to a difference in elevation from a parking lot to a sidewalk. As a result, she alleges she suffered injuries that led to a leg amputation.

Lorsbach alleges the defendants allowed a hazardous condition on the premises and failed to warn about it.

Additional details 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 25+ 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.

Lawsuit Regarding Fall Injury On Chicago Sidewalk

On this site there have been a number of injuries discussed that have occurred on improperly maintained sidewalks.  These injuries have occurred in a number of areas, including Chicago.  Other accidents caused by improperly maintained infrastructure (such as light poles, streets, and sewers) have also been featured.  These posts are typically listed in the “slip and fall” category.

Many of these accident injuries lead to lawsuits.  While there are many reasons why a lawsuit may be filed, typically those who have been injured seek compensation for various expenses, pain and suffering, and other related hardships caused by the accident injuries.

A recent lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, filed against the City of Chicago, alleges that an accident injury occurred on a city sidewalk.

The lawsuit is featured in the Cook County Record article of November 10, 2016, titled “City of Chicago accused of being liable for woman’s fall injuries.”  An excerpt:

Ollie Mason filed a complaint on Nov. 4 in Cook County Circuit Court against the city, alleging the city failed to keep the sidewalk free of any hazards that could cause an accident.

As seen in the article, gravel on the sidewalk appears to have been a factor in the fall on the sidewalk that caused accident injuries.

Additional details 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 25+ 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.

Woman Injured After Chicago Pothole Trip & Fall Accident

Potholes and other street deformities can lead to a number of adverse consequences, including damage to cars’ tires, rims, and possibly suspension components.

As well, potholes can cause car accidents as well as bicycle accidents.  These injury accidents often are caused by the instability caused by hitting a (substantial) pothole with a vehicle or bicycle.

Often, such accidents and other damage caused by potholes happens in the winter, when potholes form and/or enlarge, as well as spring, before potholes are repaired or streets repaved.

There have also been numerous instances summarized on this site were people have suffered “trip and fall” injuries on damaged sidewalks or streets.  Some of these injuries lead to personal injury lawsuits.

CBS Chicago, in a video segment (with accompanying article) on April 12, 2016, titled “Pothole Causes Chicago Woman To Trip, Break Leg,” discusses an injury in which a 79-year-old woman broke her leg after tripping and falling on a Chicago pothole on Broadway between Melrose and Aldine.

This example highlights the potential severity of “trip and fall” injuries, especially among those who are older.

Additional details can be seen in the CBS Chicago segment 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 20+ 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.

Two Examples Of Illinois “Trip & Fall” Lawsuits

On this site, accidents that are considered to be “slip and fall” and “trip and fall” are discussed in posts seen in the “Slip & Fall” category.

Many of these types of accidents involve claims of improperly maintained infrastructure.  This may include such structural deficiencies including (large) potholes, crumbling sidewalks, cracked sidewalks, rusting signs and poles, and holes and sinkholes.

The October 20, 2015 Madison Record article titled “City of Belleville seeks to dismiss suit alleging resident was injured after stepping into pothole” discusses a lawsuit filed by a resident (Linda Braboy) who claims she was injured after stepping into a hole that was covered by grass.

A notable excerpt from the article:

The defendant also alleges immunity under the Illinois Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act.

Another “trip and fall” lawsuit is seen summarized in the Madison Record article of October 20, 2015 titled “Texas Roadhouse removes trip and fall suit to federal court.”  This article summarizes a lawsuit in which the underlying trip and fall accident involved a woman who allegedly tripped and fell on a raised rug at a restaurant, and sustained “severe and permanent injuries” as a result of the accident.  The article also describes the negligence claimed in the lawsuit.  Additional details can be seen in the Madison Record article.

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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 20+ 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 Caused By Improperly Maintained Roads

Accidents which are caused by improperly maintained infrastructure occur, and some cause serious injuries.  On this site, various such injuries have been discussed.

Often, accidents of this type happen on roads and sidewalks.  These types of accidents include people who are injured after tripping and falling on broken pavement and sidewalks; people injured when infrastructure – such as light poles – falls or collapses; and people injured when they trip or step into a pothole.  Another example might include a car accident that is caused by a driver hitting a large pothole.

A recent lawsuit involving a man who alleges he was injured when he fell into a sewer in Granite City is seen in the November 3, 2015 Madison Record article titled “Granite City denies liability in suit alleging man fell in sewer.”  As seen in the article, the man claims he was injured when, after an auto accident, he stepped onto a manhole cover and fell into a sewer.  Additional details can be seen in the Madison Record article 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 20+ 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.

Illinois Trip & Fall Lawsuit

Illinois “slip & fall” accidents are common, and are discussed on the “Illinois Slip & Fall Accidents” page.  As well, various posts that feature “slip & fall” accidents can be seen under the “Slip & Fall” category.

Another common type of accident, that can cause various serious injuries, are those considered to be “trip & fall” accidents.  Various incidents of “trip and fall” accidents that caused injuries can also be seen in the “Slip & Fall” category.

An October 20, 2015 Madison Record article titled “Texas Roadhouse removes trip & fall suit to federal court” discusses a recent alleged “trip & fall” accident in O’Fallon and cites the following aspects of the alleged negligence:

According to the complaint, Beliveau claims she was leaving the O’Fallon restaurant, located at 1412 Central Park Circle in O’Fallon, on July 1 when a “raised and uneven rug caused her to fall and strike her head on a door jamb, causing her severe and permanent injuries to her head and body.”

She accuses the defendant of negligence for failing to provide a safe entrance and exit, remove or fix the rug, properly inspect the premises, warn customers about the tripping accident and make the entrance and exit safe for passage.

Additional details can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Madison Record article 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 20+ 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.

“Slip & Fall” Suit Against Bethalto Restaurant

As discussed on the “Illinois Slip & Fall Accidents” page, “slip & fall accidents” can happen in a variety of areas and for various reasons.

A recent Illinois “slip & fall” lawsuit illustrates an alleged “slip & fall” accident that happened at the McDonald’s in Bethalto.  The lawsuit is discussed in the April 2, 2015 Madison Record article titled “Customer sues Bethalto McDonald’s over slip and fall.”

The lawsuit alleges that a customer, Freda Balesmalson, fell on a slippery floor.

The June 16, 2015 Madison Record article, titled “Bethalto McDonald’s accuses customer of negligence in slip and fall suit,” describes McDonald’s denial of the allegations.  An excerpt:

The defendant denied the allegations in its April 6 answer, claiming the plaintiff’s own negligence contributed to her alleged injuries.

McDonald’s accuses her of failing to keep a proper lookout, failing to heed the warning signs placed throughout the store, failing to heed the fact that it was raining and she should have expected the ground to be wet as a result and failing to use the counter as a handhold while walking on the allegedly wet ground.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Madison Record articles 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 20+ 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.

Woman Falls Into Hole In Chicago Sidewalk

Accidents that arise from people tripping and falling on sidewalks often occur when the sidewalks are poorly maintained or otherwise structurally deficient.  There have been Illinois personal injury lawsuits filed after people have been hurt in these types of accidents.   A prior post titled “Poorly Maintained Chicago Sidewalks” and the “Illinois Slip & Fall Accidents” page further discuss the issue.

Recently, there has been an incident involving a woman who was walking in Chicago when she fell into a covered hole in the sidewalk.  This accident happened near 35th and Giles.  The woman, identified as Joan Emerson, alleges that she fell into the hole and was injured, including injuries to her knee as well as fractured ribs.  The CBS Chicago article (with video) of February 13, 2015, titled “Woman Falls In Hole Along Sidewalk, Demands Accountability” discusses this accident.  According to the article, a lawsuit is being considered.

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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 20+ 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.

Illinois Personal Injury Lawsuit Filed Over Slip & Fall Accident

There has been an Illinois personal injury lawsuit filed regarding an alleged slip & fall accident at a senior living facility in Glen Carbon, Illinois.

The underlying slip & fall accident happened, according to the lawsuit, on an icy driveway.

The lawsuit and alleged injuries is discussed in the Madison Record article of December 11, 2014 titled “Slip and fall at Meridian Village results in suit.”

An excerpt from the article:

The plaintiffs allege the driveway was filled with an unusual amount of ice, and it was the responsibility of the defendant to properly design and maintain the driveway so water and ice could not accumulate to such an extent. This was a problem that existed despite multiple complaints by the plaintiffs, the suit states.

The suit states Mueller’s fall on the ice caused injury of mind and body, resulting in him being unable to perform his normal affairs.

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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 is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and is known for its courtroom trial capabilities.  This is important for Elman Law Group’s clients because if an attractive settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive courtroom verdicts.

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.

$746,000 Jury Verdict In Illinois Slip & Fall Lawsuit

Slip & Fall Jury Verdict

Anthony R. Elman of the Elman Law Group, LLC has successfully achieved a $746,000 gross jury verdict on a slip & fall rotator cuff injury (less 20% for comparative negligence) after a week-long trial involving a slip & fall lawsuit filed on behalf of a 76-year-old woman. The case, Geneva Lewis vs. Pierre’s, was tried in Chicago (Cook County Court) Illinois.

Elman Law Group took the case to trial after there was no settlement offer from the in-house insurance defense law firm of Maisel and Associates of Traveler’s Insurance Co.

The Slip & Fall Injury

The case involved a 76-year-old plaintiff (Geneva Lewis) who, on February 25, 2009, suffered a rotator cuff tear injury that was caused by a fall allegedly because of a wet floor in Pierre’s Bakery (the defendant) in Blue Island, Illinois. The plaintiff had arthroscopic surgery about year and a half after the accident.

Defendant argued that the floor was completely dry and that there were warning signs present throughout the bakery floor from two hours earlier when the floor was last mopped.  Defendant employees also testified that the floor was inspected after the accident and it was dry. Defense further contended that the 76-year-old plaintiff’s injury to her right shoulder was caused by degenerative arthritis due to her old age.

Further Details In This Illinois Slip & Fall Case

Plaintiff’s medical bills were $85,000. Anthony Elman’s last settlement demand was $250,000, and he requested $1,500,000 from the jury in closing arguments at the jury trial.

The trial occurred from June 17 – June 20, with Judge Michael Panter.

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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 is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and is known for its court trial capabilities.  This is important for Elman Law Group’s clients because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this litigation capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group litigate cases. 

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.