Woman files lawsuit against city over sidewalk fall

By Kelly Issacs | Jul 18, 2014

A woman claims she tripped on a city sidewalk that was in poor condition.

Kristina Patterson filed a lawsuit July 1 in the Cook County Circuit Court against the City of Chicago and the Chicago Park District.

In her complaint, Patterson alleges she was walking on a sidewalk near 501 East 90th Place in Chicago on July 24, 2013, when she tripped on cracked, displaced and uneven concrete, causing her to fall.

Patterson blames the city and park district for causing her injuries, saying they allowed a dangerous condition, failed to remedy and maintain the sidewalk, and created a dangerous condition at the sidewalk.

Patterson seeks a judgment of more than $100,000, plus costs, and is being represented by attorney David J. Gallagher of The Vrdolyak Law Group in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2014L006947.

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

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