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Woman injured while going to vote, sues city of Chicago

By Thomas Kallies | Nov 1, 2013

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Faylene Gerhardt filed suit in the Cook County Circuit Court on Oct. 24 against the city of Chicago over injuries she allegedly sustained as a result of the city's negligence.

Gerhardt's lawsuit stems from a fall she took in a parking lot owned and maintained by the city of Chicago.

Gerhardt claims that she was walking in a parking lot at 5556 S. Central Ave. in Chicago to go vote in November 2012, when she fell on a crack or broken part of the parking lot.

She accuses the city of failing to provide a safe entrance to the building where voting was taking place.

Gerhardt is seeking more than $50,000 in damages. She is being represented by Chicago attorney Fred I. Benjamin.

Circuit Court of Cook County Case No. 2013L011762.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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