Hazards Caused By Aging Chicago Infrastructure

Unsafe public infrastructure is a cause for concern, especially if such infrastructure has degraded to the point where it can easily cause injuries and/or death, or has already done so.  On this site, various posts concerning unsafe sidewalks and other hazardous infrastructure that has caused injuries can be seen in the Slip & Fall category and elsewhere.

On November 16, 2015 CBS Chicago had an investigative segment concerning the potential hazards – and injuries – caused by rusting light poles in Chicago.  The segment (with video) is titled “2 Investigators – Rusty Light Poles A Danger Across Chicago.”

Two excerpts from the accompanying article:

Rusty, dangerous light poles are posing a danger to pedestrians and motorists. Hundreds have fallen over and dozens of people have been injured.

also:

Potentially dangerous poles were even near Betty Shabazz International Charter School, where years earlier a problem pole fell on Karen Nelson’s daughter.

“My daughter was crushed,” Karen Nelson says of her child, Noni Brown, who suffered a spinal injury.

Additional details concerning this hazard 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.

Illinois Lawsuit Regarding Fall Into Manhole

Various posts on this site have discussed accidents and injuries involving poorly maintained sidewalks.  As one would expect, many of these accidents and injuries are those involving “trip and fall” accidents, in which a person is walking on a sidewalk (or other walkway) and trips, falls and sustains injuries.  These types of accidents are similar to “slip and fall” accidents, from which many people have been injured.  Various alleged “slip and fall” accidents are posted under the “Slip & Fall” accidents category.

A recent lawsuit alleges that a mother (Shelia DeBoise) and her baby suffered various injuries after they fell into an improperly covered manhole in Madison, Illinois.  The lawsuit and its details are discussed in the May 25, 2015 Madison Record article titled “Mother and baby allegedly injured after falling into manhole.”

An excerpt:

On May 11, 2014, DeBoise, while returning home and carrying her baby, claims she stepped on a manhole cover on Foschiatti’s property, which allegedly flipped and caused her to fall into the manhole. She claims her baby was thrown from her arms and struck her head in her own fall, the suit states.

The lawsuit alleges the mother suffered a leg injury, pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and benefits, and disability. It also claims her baby suffered injuries to his face and head, pain and suffering, additional medical expenses for his mother and disability.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Illinois personal injury lawsuit can be seen in various 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.

Man Breaks Leg After Falling Into Sewer In Orland Park, Illinois

A man fell into an open sewer in Orland Park early Saturday evening, December 27, 2014.

According to the Orland Park Fire Department, the accident happened at approximately 5:49 p.m., as the man was walking back to his car at 151st Street and Harlem Avenue.

The man, said to be from Chicago’s South Suburbs, was able to call 911 for help from his cellphone.

The Orland Park Fire Department was able to extricate the man, who had fallen about 20 feet.  He was then taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for treatment of accident injuries, which included a broken leg.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the December 27, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Man breaks leg falling into open sewer in Orland Park” as well as the December 27 Orland Park Patch article titled “Man Falls into Sewer in Orland Park on Saturday.”

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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.