Rusted supports show condo association and management company likely ignored maintenance for years.
CHICAGO, IL, June 13, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — The family of a five-year-old boy injured when he fell through a grate, has filed suit in Chicago, Illinois today. On March 26, 2019, the young boy was playing catch with his grandfather on the sidewalk of 433 West Briar Place in Chicago. Security camera footage shows the football bouncing onto a metal grate next to the building. As the young boy retrieves the ball, the grate collapses and he falls headfirst into the pit below. Impaled by a piece of metal as he fell, he suffered severe, life-threatening injuries. His grandfather immediately jumped into the pit to help his grandson.
Today, G. Grant Dixon III of the Dixon Law Office filed suit on behalf of the family. “The support for this grate rusted away,” Grant said. The boy suffered severe abdominal injuries and several surgeries at Northwestern Hospital to save his life. The suit names the condominium association and the management company.
“The evidence will show the association knew or should have known about this problem for years and simply neglected it.” Grant continued, “this family nearly lost their son because a condo association and management company did not perform simple routine maintenance.” The family hopes this incident will cause other condominium and apartment buildings to examine their grates and make sure they are safe. “These grates are all over Chicago. This family hopes that this case will help others by making people in charge of buildings look at the safety of these grates.” Grant said.
The suit, filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, seeks in excess of $50,000 in damages.
Dixon Law Office is a personal injury law firm representing severely injured people. Whether car or truck accidents, falls, nursing home injuries or work injuries, for nearly 30 years, our team of professionals has obtained millions-of-dollars in compensation for our clients. Founder, G. Grant Dixon III has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer in 2019, a Top Attorney in Illinois by Chicago Magazine in 2019, a 2019 Leading Lawyer, and one of the 10 Best Attorneys in Illinois by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys in 2019.
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