Potholes and other street deformities can lead to a number of adverse consequences, including damage to cars’ tires, rims, and possibly suspension components.
As well, potholes can cause car accidents as well as bicycle accidents. These injury accidents often are caused by the instability caused by hitting a (substantial) pothole with a vehicle or bicycle.
Often, such accidents and other damage caused by potholes happens in the winter, when potholes form and/or enlarge, as well as spring, before potholes are repaired or streets repaved.
There have also been numerous instances summarized on this site were people have suffered “trip and fall” injuries on damaged sidewalks or streets. Some of these injuries lead to personal injury lawsuits.
CBS Chicago, in a video segment (with accompanying article) on April 12, 2016, titled “Pothole Causes Chicago Woman To Trip, Break Leg,” discusses an injury in which a 79-year-old woman broke her leg after tripping and falling on a Chicago pothole on Broadway between Melrose and Aldine.
This example highlights the potential severity of “trip and fall” injuries, especially among those who are older.
Additional details can be seen in the CBS Chicago segment 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 20+ years Elman Joseph Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.
During this 20+ 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.
Elman Joseph Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Joseph Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.
Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.