City of Chicago, K-Five Construction, Gallagher Asphalt face suit

By Whitney Brakken | Jan 3, 2014

A man is suing over claims he sustained injuries after falling into a hole.

David Shields Sr. filed a lawsuit Nov. 6 in the Circuit Court of Cook County against the City of Chicago, K-Five Construction Corp. and Gallagher Asphalt Corp., citing negligence.

According to the complaint, Shields sustained serious injuries on Nov. 14, 2012 when he fell into a hole at 8204 S. Halsted St. in Chicago. He claims the defendants were performing construction in the area and failed to barricade the street and post signs.

The plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of $50,000. He is being represented by Fred I. Benjamin of Benjamin & Shapiro Ltd.

Circuit Court of Cook County Case No. 2013L012262.

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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