Improperly Maintained Sidewalk Focus Of Lawsut Against Joliet

A common accident involving unsafe infrastructure is when there is a “trip and fall” accident involving an improperly maintained sidewalk.  Often, these sidewalks will have broken concrete or some other abnormal condition which may cause a person to lose their balance and trip.  If the person then falls, they may be injured during this fall.  Many “trip and fall” accidents that have been featured on this site have resulted in a range of serious injuries.  Some of these injuries have caused temporary or permanent physical impairments.

The May 10, 2018 Joliet Patch article titled “Joliet Slip, Fall Lawsuit Settled For Six Figures” discusses a lawsuit naming the City of Joliet as well as the Pace bus service as defendants.  The alleged accident involved a woman (Estella Jurkovich, the plaintiff) who fell after tripping on a Joliet sidewalk near Plainfield Road and Connecticut Avenue.

An excerpt from the article:

The 2013 lawsuit accused Joliet of negligence by “failing to properly inspect the sidewalk upon which the public could walk” and also having “failed to provide a safe walking surface.”

Next month will mark five years since Jurkovich took her tumble to the ground, not far from the Tezak Funeral Home, the lawsuit notes. The lawsuit states that Jurkovich “was caused to fall and be severely injured as a result of the unsafe conditions” of the city sidewalk.

The article further discusses the effect of the injuries and other adversities (including pain and anguish) allegedly caused by the accident.

Additional details and possible updates concerning the lawsuit concerning the improperly maintained sidewalk can be seen in the article.


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