Trip & Fall Accident Lawsuit

On this site there have been a number of injuries discussed that can be considered “trip and fall” accidents.  These accidents are seen in posts listed in the “slip and fall” category.

Many of these accidents and their injuries have to do with deteriorating infrastructure, including improperly maintained sidewalks.  Sidewalks that are crumbling and/or otherwise uneven can cause people to trip and fall.

A recent lawsuit regarding such an accident in Alton – in which a man allegedly tripped on a hole in the sidewalk while jogging, causing him to fall – is discussed in the Madison Record article of January 7, 2017, titled “Jogger sues City of Alton over hole in sidewalk.”

Two excerpts regarding the personal injury lawsuit and its claims of negligence:

Christopher Everage filed a complaint on Dec. 23, in the Madison County Circuit Court against the City of Alton, alleging the municipal corporation breached its duty to maintain the sidewalk in a reasonably safe condition.


The plaintiff alleges the City of Alton failed to inspect and repair the hole on the sidewalk and failed to barricade or otherwise warn users of the sidewalk.

The lawsuit claims various injuries and other harm stemming from the accident.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Madison Record article mentioned above.


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

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

During this 25+ year period, Elman Joseph 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 Joseph Law Group take cases to court.

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

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