City of Chicago accused of carelessly maintaining sidewalk

By Ben Hart | Feb 24, 2014

A woman is suing over claims she sustained injuries after tripping over a poorly maintained sidewalk in Chicago.

Jacqueline Chambers filed a lawsuit Feb. 14 in the Cook County Circuit Court against the City of Chicago, citing negligence.

According to the complaint, Chambers was walking on a city sidewalk between 47th and 48th streets in Chicago on Feb. 18, 2013, when she tripped and fell. She claims the sidewalk was not properly maintained, which caused her to trip, fall and sustain injuries, including shock to her nervous system and bruises, contusions and lacerations to her body.

Chambers is seeking damages in excess of $50,000, as well as court costs, and is being represented by Chicago attorney J. Richard Hisaw of J. Richard Hisaw & Associates.

Cook County District Court Case No. 2014L001521.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Cook County Courthouse. 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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