Chicago Board of Education hit with injury suit over broken drain

By Matt Russell | Aug 1, 2014

A man is suing over injuries he allegedly sustained when his leg fell through a drain.

Joseph Gaik filed suit July 24 in Cook County Circuit Court against the Chicago Board of Education.

According to the complaint, Gaik was walking on a property owned by the defendant at 13425 S. Baltimore Ave. in Chicago on Feb. 18, 2012, when his leg fell into a broken drain. He accuses the defendant of failing to maintain, repair, cover or warn of the broken drain.

Gaik is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 and is represented by Chicago attorney Keith L. Young.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L007725.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court. 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 represents only one side of the story.

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