Unsafe public infrastructure is a cause for concern, especially if such infrastructure has caused injuries and/or death. This unsafe infrastructure can take many forms, including unsafe sidewalks, uncovered sewers, or light posts that fail and fall over.
On this site, various posts have summarized such accidents and their injuries.
Another such example of failing infrastructure that has caused a serious injury happened yesterday (September 13, 2016) at Chicago’s Union Station.
The accident involved concrete falling from the ceiling, and striking a woman on the top of the head. The woman, Hilda Piell, had profuse bleeding from the head. The head injury was later diagnosed as a fractured skull.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this Chicago infrastructure accident that caused injury can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the September 13, 2016 NBC Chicago article (with video) titled “Chunks of Concrete Fall, Fracture Commuter’s Skull at Union Station” as well as the September 13 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Steinberg: Union Station falling down on commuters’ heads.”
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.