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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